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Sunday, October 23, 2022

Last day in Peja, Kosovo

We needed a rest day, so we didn't even leave the apartment until after lunch. We never have a hard time keeping busy on the internet though. That can easily waste away half a day. There's always something to do, mostly involved with researching future travel.

And I'm watching airfares every day. I actually found a decent deal from Spain to Cuba. We were in Cuba way back in 2002, but it was only for a week and we'd definitely like to go back and explore a bit more than we did back then.

And, a decent flight from Halifax, Canada to Casablanca, Morocco came up as well. The price isn't great, but it's not bad. This would be for our daughter and the grandkids to come out and visit us maybe in February. Can't book anything until granddaughter Sadie gets her passport renewal back though. 

I expect Morocco will be fairly busy with motorhomes this year since people from the UK can't spend more than three months in the European Schengen zone. Before Brexit, many of them would have gone to Spain and Portugal for four or five months, but now they have a three month at a time maximum, the same way we do. And with Covid restrictions totally gone, there will be a lot of people not wanting to remain in Britain for the winter again.

We went for a walk around town to try and find a couple more of the historic buildings. We also stopped in at the Semitronix Hotel which has a 9th floor restaurant with a view. 

The river flowing through Peja.

The Tahir Beu Inn.

The Tahir Beu Inn was built in 1800. A typical example of the most beautiful houses in Peja at that time. It was moved to its current location in 1960, and is now a museum. 

We also stopped in at the tourist office...

Tourist office closed on Saturday and Sunday.

This makes no sense to us at all. Don't a lot of local people travel on weekends? Shouldn't the tourist office be open on weekends, and if you have to be closed at all, do it on a Monday and Tuesday? We've come across this before, and we just don't get it.

The old market area is now a lot of jewelry  and clothing shops.

Yikes. Do you want to be an electrician in Kosovo?

Toys for sale.

Out for a walk.

Old cemetery right downtown.

Fancy wedding dresses.

We went to the top floor of the Semitronix Hotel for a view, and they were nice enough to let us take some photos...

Some clouds had moved in.

And we actually got a few drops of rain.

Huge fruit and veggie store!

Bill Clinton street.

Yes, President Bill Clinton. It is spelled with a "K" here in Kosovo. When we get to Pristina, the capital, we will show you Bill Clinton Boulevard and the larger than life statue of Bill Clinton. He is a bit of a hero here in Kosovo. We'll tell you more about this another day.

The old mill.

Also a museum, but it was closed as well.

And the Haxhi Beu Hammam. Closed due to renovations.
Built in the 15th century, it was a public bath.

So, that was our last little tour of Peja.

Today, we move on to the capital city of Pristina where we will also stay for a week. Some people say that Pristina is only good for two or three days, so we'll have to see what we can find to keep ourselves busy.

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2 comments:

  1. That fruit and veggie stand looks amazing! I would love to happen across something like that. Looking forward to the "Bill Klinton" story...intriguing!

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    1. That stand was amazing, too bad we found this one on our last day or I would have bought some of the lovely produce from them. Hopefully I will find one similar in Pristina.

      We will do our little tour of Pristina today so I am sure you will hear about the "Bill Klinton" story in tomorrow's blog post.

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