Surface area : 10800.0 km2
Population : 1700000 inhabitants
Time difference : The UK is one hour behind Kosovo.
For those who love shopping, there are boutiques and souvenir shops in the big cities such as Pristina and Prizren. The Albi Shopping Mall is the largest shopping centre in Pristina, and there are open markets in the small towns..
Kosovan cuisine is based on red meat, poultry and spices. The most famous dish is filja, a small thick bread eaten with fresh milk and homemade cheese. The local fast food is the qebap: bread filled with lamb meat, onions and cabbage. Kosovo also has a few wineries in Orahovac, where it is possible to do some wine and brandy tastings.
The official languages in Kosovo are Serbian and Albanian. Don't let the Cyrillic alphabet overwhelm you; just take a pocket dictionary and practice the pronunciation.
Travel insurance is recommended for trips to Kosovo, as it guarantees repatriation in case of emergencies.
The main cities in Kosovo are Prizren in the south, and Pec in the east, as well as the capital Pristina. Very popular with tourists, these cities are full of medieval monasteries that can be visited.