De facto an independent state, although many countries still don’t recognise Kosovo. Pristina is beautiful and more modern than I had anticipated after the heavy wars that were fought here in the 1990s. I was impressed by so much resilience. An example of optimism against all odds.
The Italian fashion designer Benetton, at least, did recognise the country! Serbia’s oldest church is in Kosovo, believe it or not, but the population prefers to look at the skyscrapers. War? Never again, is what the population seems to radiate while kids enjoy this fountain.