Things to know before visit Kosovo
Kosovo mainly has a continental climate with long and dry summers and mild winters with rains. However, there is heavy snowfall in the mountains. Rainfall is in abundance especially in Spring and autumn. October is the wettest month while August is the driest. Summers last from May to August while winters are from November to April.
The capital city of Kosovo, Pristina, is a lively and bubbly where Soviet-style buildings mingle well with modern swanky ones. Take time to stroll around the city, especially in the older part. Stop by at the Newborn Monument at the city center, stop at the Bill Clinton Boulevard. A special statue of US ex president Bill Clinton is at this place as he was a helping hand for Kosovo during its struggle with Serbia in 1999.
Also called the Bjeshkët e Sharrit Mountains, they offer skiing in its best form, located at a height of 2,200m. All outdoor sports enthusiasts should make some time for this place in their itinerary.
This town is a photographer’s delight with an Ottoman fortress towering about the town, magnificent mosques and churches dotting the area and meandering Prizren Bistrica River running through red-roofed houses. It offers nature in its raw form! Prizren is also famous for its bridal fashion boutiques and jewelry. So those interested in some retail therapy can have a gala time here.
Located just an hour from Prizren, the traditional village of Brod is a must visit for those interested in off beaten travel. It is nicely placed halfway up a ravine in the mountains and is constructed completely with rocks. Here, one can experience local cuisine, stay and traditions with mule trips to the high summer pastures, homestays and delectable local food.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity:While traveling to this country it is advisable to carry an international power plug adapter with multiple plug configurations. The standard voltage is at 230V.