Monthly Archives: February 2012

Trip to Skopje

I made an overnight trip to Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM) this weekend. There are four buses each day from Prishtina to Skopje and four each day back on Albus Autobus (5.5€ each way). Although it’s just 90 kilometers, the trip takes

Trip to Skopje

I made an overnight trip to Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM) this weekend. There are four buses each day from Prishtina to Skopje and four each day back on Albus Autobus (5.5€ each way). Although it’s just 90 kilometers, the trip takes

Trip to the Kino

Last night, I went to the National Theatre planning to see the ballet Don Kishoti (Don Quixote), but it was sold out, so I wandered down to the cinema a block off the main boulevard downtown. Part of a small

Trip to the Kino

Last night, I went to the National Theatre planning to see the ballet Don Kishoti (Don Quixote), but it was sold out, so I wandered down to the cinema a block off the main boulevard downtown. Part of a small

Independence Day

On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared independence from Serbia. Four years later, Serbia still doesn’t recognize this independence, and tensions still abound. At this point, I don’t know enough to make any objective comments, but I will note this: When

Independence Day

On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared independence from Serbia. Four years later, Serbia still doesn’t recognize this independence, and tensions still abound. At this point, I don’t know enough to make any objective comments, but I will note this: When

New Digs in Dodona

In the time between the last big snowfall and Independence Day, I found and moved to a new apartment in the Dodona district. While the apartment is beautiful and well-appointed, the biggest plus is its location: halfway between the two

New Digs in Dodona

In the time between the last big snowfall and Independence Day, I found and moved to a new apartment in the Dodona district. While the apartment is beautiful and well-appointed, the biggest plus is its location: halfway between the two

Que será, será

Still snowing. Still waiting. My Fulbright colleague Rich has heard that we won’t begin the term until a week from today (Feb. 20). So I continue to wait as patiently as possible. While my lungs and bowels have improved, my

Que será, será

Still snowing. Still waiting. My Fulbright colleague Rich has heard that we won’t begin the term until a week from today (Feb. 20). So I continue to wait as patiently as possible. While my lungs and bowels have improved, my

Post-Snow Walkabout

After spending most of the past two days inside as my bronchitis yielded to our third snowstorm, I became a bit stir-crazy and decided to brave the bitter cold (never got above 15° F) and to test out my new

Post-Snow Walkabout

After spending most of the past two days inside as my bronchitis yielded to our third snowstorm, I became a bit stir-crazy and decided to brave the bitter cold (never got above 15° F) and to test out my new

Shopping: Food Notes

The photo is a typical “cold” at-home supper for me: canned fish, cheese, brown bread, and fruit. Overall, daily staples seem to cost less than they do in the U.S. or rest of Europe. Water comes in two varieties: still and

Shopping: Food Notes

The photo is a typical “cold” at-home supper for me: canned fish, cheese, brown bread, and fruit. Overall, daily staples seem to cost less than they do in the U.S. or rest of Europe. Water comes in two varieties: still and