Sup /trv/, this summer I went on a pilgrimage to real traveller Mecca, a small village in northern Kosovo called Çabër. I don't think this place needs any introduction. It's a much celebrated destination on this board and if you haven't heard about it you need to lurk more. Any self-proclaimed traveller should give this place a visit. I'll post some pictures, also feel free to ask me anything.
>>1538835Here's Çabër from afar. The whole village was flattened and all inhabitants were expelled by accordion-playing Serbs during the Kosovo War, but as you can see it has been rebuilt. Now about a thousand Albanians live here once again.
>>1538861In 2004 three Albanian kids drowned in this river called Ibar. The Serbs were accused of causing their deaths and later the whole country chimped out against the Serbs, although the really dindu nuffin.
>need to lurk moremaybe so desu, but this place looks perfectly uninteresting. any muslim village in the balkans will probably look like this. Is there anything interesting to do there?
>>1538869The Serbs legit dindu nuffin. I'm not even meming. I want everybody to know the Serbs didn't do anything wrong.
>>1538869There's Serbian flags everywhere on the road from Çabër to Zubin Potok.>>1539171Well you're not wrong, I didn't mean to sound sarcastic.
>>1539349Here's the mosque from another point of view.
>>1538835based Çabër poster
Serbians and Kosovo Albanians deserve each other. Fact.
>>1538835based realtrav OP>>1539156kek. This will be the /trv/ equivalent of this in a few years time.>Autistic first-worlders are swarming this Albanian Kosovoan village buttfuck nowhere village to take selfies and NOBODY KNOWS WHY
Well done OP. I thought the Ethiopia trip report was something special, but this report is infinitely superior. 1 RealTravel™ token, which is legal tender in every nation on Earth, will be deposited into your account.
>>1540129>Ethiopia trip reportSpeaking of which, did OP made another thread? Seems like he never left Africa
OP what are you on about?
Best thread on /trv/ 2019I hope I'll make it to magical Cäber some day as well!
>>1539970As you can see littering is a common issue in Kosovo, unfortunately.>>1540013>>1540129>>1540623Thank you very much guys for the positive comments, I really appreciate it! I've heard about Çabër for the first time on /trv/ and I thought that I should return the favor with a short trip report.
>>1540692The only locals I've encountered in Çabër were two boys who worked in the village store. They gave me some Fanta and asked me about who I am, what I was doing there and stuff like that. It was an interesting conversation.
Absolutely based OP. I was in Kosovo over the Summer but didn't make it to Çabër because I had to leave on short notice, but I've a few weeks off in April which I plan to use for a Çabër trip. Anyone going to Prishtina should take the free walking tour there, it was great.
>>1538857Hope the Serbs raze it again and finish em off
>Çabër trip reportDelete this immediately OP. I want Çabër to stay a hidden gem. It'll be the new Venice in a few years from now if people keep spreading awareness.
>>1540713>Absolutely based OP. I was in Kosovo over the Summer but didn't make it to Çabër because I had to leave on short notice, but I've a few weeks off in April which I plan to use for a Çabër trip. Nice! Have you been to Mitrovica also? I highly recommend going there too.
>>1540801Once you're there you can do a nice hike to Zvecan fortress. The view from the top is stunning.
>>1540805And that's the fortress.
wtf is going on in this thread? are you guys memeing?i mean, there are literally thousands upon thousands of unremarkable, generic shithole villages like this one throughout ex yugoslavia. but if it indeed is a meme, then well memed friens
>>1541794>>1541797>>1541798are you okay senpai? also check >>1539156
>>1541798No memes here, friend
keep posting. i want to see all of what caber has to offer.
>>1541798It's 50/50. 50% memeing and Real Traveler™ shitposting and the other 50% is it's very relevant in terms of local recent history as well as the special status and census.
To my pleasant surprise this thread is still up!>>1541870Sure thing, here's a photo of the road that leads to the village.
>>1541939And this is one of the houses in Çabër, it's right across the street from the mosque. What a beauty!So I don't have anymore pictures of this hidden gem, but I can post more pictures of Albania and Kosovo. I've cycled all over those countries and seen many places there. Tell me what region you're interested in and I'll post more.
>>1541945This might also interest you, this is a village called Velika Hoča. It's a Serbian enclave in southern Kosovo, the situation is similar to Çabër but it's the other way around. Unfortunately I didn't have the time to stay longer nor do I speak Serbian, so I didn't take many pictures.
>>1541955It's was a steep ride back to the main road, but I think it was worth checking out the village!
>>1541945ahh, there we see an indigineus Golf, grazing in the afternoon shade. Magnificent beasts.
>>1538835Not RealTraveler myself yet. Did you drive there, walk, taxi?
>>1542321I went there with my bicycle. This is more or less the route I took this summer.
>>1542346How did you find cycling there? Anything you had to deal with or worry about? Did you stay overnight in any towns/villages? Pretty neat desu
>>1542346thanks for posting. i was in the thread where caber got its first mention on the board and have been a huge fan ever since.what is the part of the route that is coloured in a darker blue?
>>1542371>what is the part of the route that is coloured in a darker blue?Lake Koman ferry.
Pls come back
Place looks fucking lame