Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina, KosovoMinh was naturally more hesitant than Justin about going to Kosovo, especially having a rental car with Serbian plates, but he quickly came to ease after we met so many friendly people, starting with the border patrol agent to the parking garage attendant to the gentleman who checked us into our hotel.  We decided rental car agents just like to scare customers into purchasing extra insurance by playing up ethic tensions.  Kosovoans take particular kindness to Americans because Bill Clinton and George W. Bush helped them gain their independence from Serbia in 1999 (though currently only 56% of UN member nations recognize Kosovo as an independent state; its borders with Serbia are still very in much dispute).