Useful Links

A small collection of useful links, to be expanded - suggestions welcome!

 

More links under "Things to do" and "Festivals & Events"

 

Travelling to and in Kosovo

Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs, information on visa requirements for (mostly) African and Asian countries

 

Flights to Pristina (Prishtina) airport: http://flyksabook.com, http://info.airprishtina.com and (from Basel and Geneva) http://www.easyjet.com

 

How to travel from London to Pristina (Prishtina) by train: http://www.seat61.com/Serbia.htm#London to Macedonia

 

Length of queues and waiting times at the land borders: http://www.mpb-ks.org/qkmk/#.WdcrCVu0P4b

 

Bus schedule Kosovo & region: http://www.balkanviator.com/en/bus

 

Train schedule Kosovo: http://www.trainkos.com/sherbimet/transporti-i-udhetareve/orari-i-trenave/

 

Bus & train schedule Kosovo & region: http://www.polazak.rs/en/a/Widget/72

 

Map of Gracanica

 

"State geoportal" with access to satellite photos as well as topographical maps 1:25'000 of all Kosovo

 

Tours and Sightseeing

11 sustainable tourist sites in Kosovo: https://sustainabletourisminkosovo.wordpress.com/

 

Individual tours of Gracanica and Kosovo: http://mypersonalkosovo.jimdo.com

 

Gracanica tourism website: http://www.togracanica.org

 

Travel tips by "The Blonde Gypsy": "Promising Pristina: what not to miss in Europe's youngest capital"

 

Tips by Valerie Hopkins on what to do in Pristina: Greetings from Prishtina

 

Everything about tourism and hiking in the Peja area: http://www.pejatourism.org/en/index.html

 

Bike and hiking tours in Kosovo and Albania: http://butterflyoutdoor.com/

 

Bike and hiking tours in Western Kosovo: http://www.catun.net

 

 

Lonely Planet: How to plan a cross-border treck (Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro on the "Peaks of the Balkans" Trail)

 

Lonely Planet: A guide to outdoor adventures in Kosovo

 

Hiking guide book for Dragash: The Mountains of Dragash/Dragaš, Kosovo: Hiking and Nature Tourism Guide

 

Travel tips by "Wanderlust": Kosovo Travel Guide

 

Hiking, climbing (Via Ferrata) and paragliding in Western Kosovo, incl. the "Peaks of the Balkans": Balkan Natural Adventure

 

Tourism offers (hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, via ferrata, kayaking, fishing, free climbing) in Zubin Potok: Ibarski Kolašin

 

About Kosovo

Nine things to know about Kosovo: http://www.roughguides.com/article/nine-things-to-know-about-kosovo/

 

 

The personal website of Elizabeth Gowing, author and NGO activist, with many tips for Kosovo: www.elizabethgowing.com

 

Online magazine in English: Prishtina Insight

 

Kosovo's top magazine for culture and politics: Kosovo 2.0

 

Collection of articles (in German) about different aspects of life in Kosovo: http://www.reporterreisen.com/apropos-kosovo/ueberblick.html

 

Database of Cultural Heritage of Kosovo: dtk.rks-gov.net 

 

About copper, lead and silver mining in Ulpiana/Gracanica (in German): http://www.bergbaumuseum.de/index.php/de/forschung/forschung-aktuell/483-ulpiana

 

Shopping

Online art gallery: http://www.dadarts.com

 

Online shop for handmade design products from Kosovo: https://balkanspring.com/

 

Fashion designers in Pristina:

- Yllka Brada

- Drenusha Xharra

- Valdrin Sahiti

- Krenare Rugova

- Flutura Dedinja

 

Natural health products: Herbarium

 

Roma

Great NGO's doing projects with Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians:

- The Ideas Partnership: http://www.theideaspartnership.org
- Balkan Sunflowers: http://balkansunflowers.org

- Voice of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians: http://www.vorae.org/

 

The Roma painters Bajram und Farija Mehmeti whose paintings were exhibited at the hotel in 2013: http://bajramandfarijamehmeti.jimdo.com/.


Photos of Kosovo Roma by Danica Dakic: http://danicadakic.com/works/la_grande_galerie.php


Photos of Kosovo Roma by Nathalie Mohadjer: http://www.nathaliemohadjer.com


Marko Muir's blog about his experiences as a teacher for Roma children in Preoce, Gracanica: http://plaincore.wordpress.com/


Photos by Kosovo Roma from Gracanica and the surrounding area: http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689588@N02/with/4657378784/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/25698426@N04/

 

Travelling in Neighbouring Countries

Hotel Tutto in Mavrovo National Park in Macedonia, recommended by Andreas Ernst in the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung"

 

Gypsy Music from Kosovo

Website of the Jimmy Mustafa Band that regularly plays at our Sunday brunch:  https://jimmymustafaband.wordpress.com

 

Gypsy Groove of Bajram Kafu Kinolli

 

More

Andrea Lorenzo Capussela: Eulex's Performance of its Executive Judicial Functions

 

Big Deal. Civil Oversight of the Kosovo-Serbia Agreement Implementation

 

Web-platform of contemporary art venues in and from Central and Eastern Europe: http://footnotesonart.com/

 

Foundation dedicated to improve the situation of stray dogs in Kosovo: www.straycoco.com

 

About the cultural scene in Kosovo and opportunities for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals: http://on-the-move.org/files/mobility%20funding%20kosovo%202017.pdf