Monday, January 22, 2007

Balkans Diary

Balkans Diary

Jan 22nd 2007

A week on the road with a roving correspondent


As the bus from north Mitrovica pulled into the station in Belgrade, on time to the very minute that it was supposed to arrive, six hours after leaving Kosovo, I felt vindicated. "Ha," I thought, "it just goes to show…." This region has problems aplenty, and one of them is the mental time lag between the reality on the ground and the way people outside continue to think about it.

I am here for the Serbian elections, and over the past week I have also been in Bosnia and Kosovo. None is so far away from the other, of course, but still, getting from A to B to C just ain't what it used to be. But I am getting ahead of myself. more...

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