During this intensitive 2 days tour from Sofia, we will explore the heritage and culture of two countries in the Western Balkans – North Macedonia and Kosovo. You will learn about the rich and fascinating ancient history of these lands and understand a bit better the complexity of the politics and the search for identity in the modern age. In North Macedonia, we will visit the capital of the country – Skopje. This city is one of the most bizarre cities on the Balkan Peninsula - a mixture of authentic monuments from the Ottoman period, and new neo-classical buildings. In Kosovo – Europe’s newest country, we will explore two of the most popular cities- Pristina (the capital of Kosovo) and Prizren. Please prepare for long distances and a lot of new impressions.
In this private tour you will see most of the Balkan countries. You will have the opportunity to visit:- Bucharest the capital of România- Veliko Tarnovo the former capital of Bulgaria- Sofia the capital of Bulgaria- Skopje the capital of Macedonia- Pristina the capital of Kosovo- Podgotita the capital of Muntenegro - Budva city of Muntenegro on the shore at Adriatic sea.- Dubrovnik city of Croatia on the Shore at Adriatic sea. - Sarajevo capital of Bosnia & Hetegovina- Belgrad capital of Serbia- Novi-Sad city of Serbia- Timișoara city of Romania- Sibiu city of Romania- Bucharest the capital of Romania
Dr. Vjosa Dobruna, one of this year's recipients of the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights, on this edition of Fresh Air. Dobruna's being recognized for her work as founder of the Pristina Center for the Protection of Women and Children, which treats those victimized by rape, torture, or psychological trauma. Dobruna is a pediatrician neurologist. During the war, she fled to Macedonia and set up work in a Macedonian refugee camp. She narrowly escaped arrest last year. Her colleague, Dr. Flora Brovina, is the other recipient of the award. But Brovina is in a Serb prison, convicted of terrorism for providing medicine and knitting wool to women who were allegedly aiding members of the Kosovo Liberation Army. (Broadcast Date: June 20, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/000733/rt_whyy_000733_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.