As the fourth day of my Albania and Kosovo trip kicked off, I hit the ground running to explore more of Kosovo! Come along with me as I grab some authentic Kosovo street food for breakfast and then drive from Brod to Prizren!
My day began in Dragash village, which is the halfway point between Brod and my next destination, Prizren. My boy Erjan from Travel Media EU and I got an early start at seven a.m. because we had a jam-packed day ahead of us!
I had a hankering for some byrek, so we stopped at a small shop called Extra, which sold byrek and lots of other Balkan favorites and coffee. Erjan and I enjoyed some Turkish coffee, meat byrek, cheese byrek, and yogurt on the side. We had some yogurt on the side. The byrek had been pre-cut into pieces. I loved the dough, which was really unique and tasted different from other byreks I’d had.
The meat byrek contained minced meat and was light, flaky, and airy. Meanwhile, the yogurt was liquidy and super tasty. The coffee, byrek, and yogurt went together really well. After you drink your Turkish coffee, you flip your cup over onto your saucer and someone can tell your future by reading the dregs.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have any Kosovo currency on me. Unlike Albania, which uses lekes, in Kosovo, they use Euros. I needed to find an ATM to pay the shop owner! As we hunted for an ATM, we came across a statue of Adem Jashari, one of the founders of the Kosovo Liberation Army, who died in 1998.
We also came across a small market where you can buy household supplies like combs, lighters, batteries, a broom, an axe, and homemade honey. It’s a true local experience in a small town. I found a bank and got my money, and then we continued on to Prizren!
The views we had as we drove along the road to Prizren were unbelievable. The expanses of countryside, farmland, and mountains were just stunning! Prizren is the country’s second-largest city after the capital, Pristina. After we arrived in town, we passed a massive vegetable market. There were also lots 10-story buildings and lots of advertisements and commercial spaces.
We entered the Old Town. On our right was the Prizren River, which goes through the middle of the city. The road to get to our hotel was very winding and full of slopes. We passed by lots of cafés and hotels along the way. Erjan told me that this is his favorite Kosovar city, and that everything—shopping, restaurants, bars, mosques, churches—is located within walking distance.
We arrived at Hotel Centrum, and I headed up to Room 312. I had a nice, clean bathroom, a closet, desk, TV, two twin beds, and a balcony with an amazing view over Prizren. I could see seven minarets around the Old Town from there!
What a morning! I couldn’t wait to get out and explore Prizren over the next 24 hours! I had a lot more history, culture, and authentic Kosovo street food I wanted to dive into! Huge thanks to my friends at Travel Media EU and Rental Car Albania for making this amazing trip possible.
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