Prizren castle ruins

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Prizren, Serbia

Prizren castle ruins Reviews

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Jun 21, 2007
Arriving from dreary Prishtina (the capital of Kosovo), Prizren seemed like a godsend. While the sights pale in comparison to those of most western European cities, the recent history and the friendliness of the people made my stay in Prizren one of the highlights of my life. Located an 1.5 to 2 hrs by bus from Prishtinia and costing about 2 euros (as of 2005), the city makes an excellent day trip from Prishtina (though had we not had friends in Prishtina to crash with we would have much rather stayed in Prizren). The city (more like a town to my standards) was small enough to explore by foot and the hill top ruins of an old fortress are easily accessible from anywhere in the city and is a must for any first time visitor. At the top you can find (at least in the summer) refreshments such as a cold beer (the Turkish 'Efes' beer), water and some soft drinks, and a great view of the town. When we were there many families were out and about and it is easy to strike up conversations and make friends. An added bonus for us were the traditional musicians who were practicing Kosovar songs. Sitting down with them while watching the sun set over Prizren is a memory that I will never forget

The town was also brimming with sidewalk cafes and had a great vibe to it, in stark contrast to the bombed out shells buildings and barbed wire strewn churches that dotted the local environs.

The cost is cheaper than western European standards, but (I guess due to their use of the Euro or maybe the huge number of UN personnel) is not nearly as cheap as I was expecting for such an impoverished region.
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The refreshing beer on top
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