From Macedonia, I crossed into Kosovo and was told that my proof of insurance didn’t count, because nearly all car insurance doesn’t cover Kosovo. I had to back out of the passport control line (the people behind me loved this) and buy a temporary insurance policy to cover me in Kosovo. 15 days was the minimum policy, and it costs 30 euros.
When I went to get out of the car for this, I got YELLED AT by one of the passport control cops when he noticed I was putting my shoes on. “Driving with shoes off is unsafe and is illegal in Kosovo. Don’t do it!” Oops.
With my insurance policy, I went through passport control (I made sure to get in a different lane than the guy who’d yelled at me) and was into Kosovo. I headed west and got a small guest house for the night near Prizren, so I could sleep in a bed and take a shower. It had been a few days.
I was amazed by the number of cows & goats crossing the road that I had to stop for, and I remember thinking I’d be on a semi-main road, but it was twisty, turn-y, and small to the max. Add a few cows, and that’s a traffic jam.
Heading out of Prizren to Albania, I linked up with a bigger road that had less livestock. I enjoyed walking around the small village in Kosovo for an afternoon. The guesthouse owners spoke about 20 words of English, but it was enough to get me a bed and shower for the night.
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