Monthly Archives: January 2012

Theatre

During the last three weeks, I’ve been able to tour two opera houses and see four theatre productions. Opera Houses In Vienna, I toured the Wiener Staatsoper and actually got to walk onstage briefly as the crew was loading scenery for

Theatre

During the last three weeks, I’ve been able to tour two opera houses and see four theatre productions. Opera Houses In Vienna, I toured the Wiener Staatsoper and actually got to walk onstage briefly as the crew was loading scenery for

Health & Hygiene

Laundry Even apartments with washers won’t have dryers; most washers just spin forever and then you use racks to air dry. Drop-off laundries may be your best–or only–option. Standard rates are 2€ per kilo for wash, dry, and fold or 2.5€

Health & Hygiene

Laundry Even apartments with washers won’t have dryers; most washers just spin forever and then you use racks to air dry. Drop-off laundries may be your best–or only–option. Standard rates are 2€ per kilo for wash, dry, and fold or 2.5€

Communication

IPKO is the Ma Bell here in Prishtina; however, I went with providers servicing or most convenient to the UP campus. PHONE Using your U.S. mobile phone is outrageously expensive. Best to get a cheap mobile with SIM card for

Communication

IPKO is the Ma Bell here in Prishtina; however, I went with providers servicing or most convenient to the UP campus. PHONE Using your U.S. mobile phone is outrageously expensive. Best to get a cheap mobile with SIM card for

Transportation

TAXI Taxis abound and are comparatively inexpensive. Ask for meter for shorter trips. For longer trips (airport, malls, industrial zone) you probably will just be given (or given the option for) a flat rate (typically 5€), although airport trips will

Transportation

TAXI Taxis abound and are comparatively inexpensive. Ask for meter for shorter trips. For longer trips (airport, malls, industrial zone) you probably will just be given (or given the option for) a flat rate (typically 5€), although airport trips will

Creature Comforts

What I miss from home…ease and comfort taken for granted… a double bed lots of fresh veggies and fruit and alternate proteins smoke-free buildings ice-free roads and sidewalks lengthy, hot showers friends and family What I appreciate about here…using whopping generalizations

Creature Comforts

What I miss from home…ease and comfort taken for granted… a double bed lots of fresh veggies and fruit and alternate proteins smoke-free buildings ice-free roads and sidewalks lengthy, hot showers friends and family What I appreciate about here…using whopping generalizations

In and Out

Yesterday, our third and last Fulbright, Rich Raymond, arrived after being rerouted through Skopje and then bused to Prishtina. (For details of his arduous trip, read his blog.) A professor at Mississippi State, Rich will teach graduate-level English lit at UP.

In and Out

Yesterday, our third and last Fulbright, Rich Raymond, arrived after being rerouted through Skopje and then bused to Prishtina. (For details of his arduous trip, read his blog.) A professor at Mississippi State, Rich will teach graduate-level English lit at UP.

Snow

During my first week in Prishtina, we had two major snowstorms. Locals and ex-pats all say this is atypical weather. This video comes from the second day of the second storm; the wind was particularly strong. I recorded this from

Snow

During my first week in Prishtina, we had two major snowstorms. Locals and ex-pats all say this is atypical weather. This video comes from the second day of the second storm; the wind was particularly strong. I recorded this from