Praying in Picturesque PrizrenAugust 9 in Kosovo
After a total of 6.5 hours on two different buses, we finally rolled into Prizren shortly after 330pm. Coincidentally, we happened to arrive just in time for Kosovo’s annual arts festival known as ‘Dokufest,’ which apparently attracts documentary makers from all over the world. Fortunately, we were able to book last minute accommodations in spite of the increased number of visitors.
After settling into Prizren’s old town, we made the small trek up to the fortress wall, from where you could easily view 7+ minarets/mosques all lined up in linear fashion.
I have to make special mention of the outpouring of kindness/hospitality we received here. From a local restaurant owner that personally walked Sean to the bank to make sure he found his way, to a passerby that so eagerly shared all of the attractions Prizren had to offer, the care that everyone showed to us is definitely what made Prizren such a charming location.
With this in mind, it’s no surprise that we made our first friends here. The streets were flooded by people visiting the many bars and cafes, so we decided to pop our heads into a bar called Te Kinezi (named after the Chinese restaurant that was there before it). It was here where we met Edmond, Etnik and the rest of the staff. After spending several hours sitting at the bar, chatting and getting to know each other, they invited us to an outdoor DJ event that was part of the local festival, and we danced the night away until the wee hours of the morning. KKRead more