Pristina - Post Report Question and Answers

What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

How sensitive we would personally be to the pollution. At other posts, we've had pollution, but it was usually from trash burning and was sporadic. The near-constant high AQI during the winter impacted us way more than we thought it would (other people do fine.) - Aug 2021

It's good to educate yourself at least a bit about the 1999 war. It's very real for many people. Politics here are kind of a mess, don't fully expect to understand it all, ask lots of questions, people are very happy to share their stories and perspectives. Albanians are anything but shy! - Jul 2019

Good question. Probably about the really bad air and the inequality between men and women anywhere outside Pristina. - Nov 2016

The political situation and Kosovo's standing in the world community. How it (as a country) feels about itself. The Serbia - Albania connection or rather disconnection. How the people feel about themselves as well. All of this plays in to how the state is or is NOT set up and runs. - Jun 2016

More about the history of the region. - May 2016

How long and challenging the winter would be. How rejuvenating local travel could be (we put off our first out of Kosovo trip for far too long.) - Aug 2015

More about Balkan history - from the Illyrians to the Ottomans. - Jun 2014

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