Serbs go to polls with rivals neck and neck
Ian Traynor, Europe editor
Friday January 19, 2007
Serbia goes to the polls on Sunday for a crucial election that could return the pivotal Balkan state to nationalist instability or open up better prospects of integration with the EU and the west. Coming on top of war, revolution, isolation and assassination during the past decade, the ballot is seen as the most important since the fall of Slobodan Milosevic’s regime in 2000.
The election is also overshadowed by the fate of its southern province of Kosovo. Within weeks of Sunday’s poll, the international community is expected to impose a form of independence on the Albanian-majority province, redrawing Serbia’s borders in the final act of the disintegration of Yugoslavia.
Ivana and Vida of Kontekst Gallery, one of the hosts at Belgrade for LHE, would like to receive some photos you may have of our event in their gallery. Please send it to email@example.com
Our original contact in Pristina is still not responding, but that's okay with us. Everyone thinks its now good that we don't have any program so that we could have more time to explore ourselves more independtly. We do have a new contact, Stève, a French men working in Kosovo, through a woman named Lice we met in Belgrade, and provided some tips on housing option in Pristina [see http://www.europelostandfound.net/node/672]. Please make your own reservation at these places or others of your own finding.
Here is a new official program
13.08 from Skopje to Pristina
Driving time about 2 hours. The road toward Pristina has many interesting kitsch architecture, combination of hotel, gas stations, small shops, cafe, home etc.
Stay over nite in Pristina 13 and 14th.
FULL DAY OF UNPROGRAMMED EXPEDITON OF PRISTINA
---- Original Message -----
From: "Marjetica Potrc"
This family-run hotel is tucked away off the main street and set
behind potted trees and flowers. It`s got a light and airy feeling and
views of old tile roofs. The relative lack of amenities is compensated
by the management`s eagerness to please. Taxis to the centre are
provided free. So are coffee and tea. The breakfast buffet features
fresh fruit and pastries.
6Singles:€ 30 5Doubles:€ 30
Rr. Qemal Stafa 391
Tel: 36 05 47
Fax: 36 05 47
Only a five-minute walk from the centre, the Ambasador is a small,
quiet place decked out in rustic style. The comfortable rooms include
a TV, telephone and fax.
From: ADL Kosovo
To: Nguyen LC
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, lc nguyen
Subject: RE : "Lost highway expedition" looking for cheap places in
Prishtina (14 and 15 of August 06)
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 17:50:03 +0200 (CEST)
you have 3 hotels with various prices in the centre of Peishtina :
Hotel Grand : +381.38.500.123. +377.44.500.334. (mobile) approximately
from 40 euro to 80 euro by night
Hoetl Begolli +3126.96.36.1993. +377.44.308.093. (mobile) approximately
from 35 euro to 60 euro by night
Hotel Sara +3188.8.131.52. +3184.108.40.2065. (mobile) approximately from
20 euro to 50 euro by night
For the artistic activities I don't know what to say to you because
everyone is on holiday during this time... But if I have an idea I
[SOURCE: STEFANO ROMANO]
I talk with the guys at the hostel saying them that all of you will
write them specifying the days of your permanence in Tirana.
This is the mail of the hostel:
The guys are: Edi or Ilir
PLEASE TELL THEM YOU ARE FROM LHE AND STEFANO ROMANO
in order to do not create confusion with the booking of the beds.
If you have any problem, just write me or call me.
See you soon in Tirana,
The backpacker Hostel is in Tirana, not in Prishtina. Sorry. got confused. Too many cities in one month, even for a professional nomad.
SOURCE [Marjetica Potrc]
Vaso Pasha 20str.
Tel. & Fax: +381 38 223 284
+381 38 225 339
Web Page: www.hotelprishtina.tk
Recommended: call to make reservation.
Single room is 69E, double room is 92E
In Backpacker Hostel, on bed costs 12 euros per night.
According to Stefano Romano in Tirana, the car driving time can take 10 hours. SO BE AWARE.
SOURCE: Marjetica Potrc [August 4], with Stefano Romano
Stefano is in contact with the City Hall to give us their insight or recent urban development.
He is waiting on their reply. It is difficult because it is summer/vacations.
Stefano will be available for us on the day of arrival (THANKS THANKS:)
The meeting point is the National Gallery (right in the center of the city)
Here is what Marjetica Potrc has arranged with Stefano Romano, the director of "1.60 insurgent space" in Tirana, and our LHE partner. I will update this info as it develops. I have no idea of prices of rooms and beds at this point.
Stefano made reservations at 2 locations.
Both places are located in the center of Tirana and
are close to each other. I told him to take all beds.
1. Gjina: 6 beds.
Address: Center of Tirana.
As in Tirana the numbers and the streets do not work, here are the
directions: Gjina's place is located in front of the Parlament, it's a
villa in a little street.
Reservation already made: - Marjetica Potrc and Ana Maria Torres
2. Backpackard Hostel: 14 beds.
Center of Tirana. This is the only hostel in Tirana.
We will be in Skopje August 11-12 and Prishtina 14-15, so it may be good from Athens. Please check our site http://europelostandfound.net/ It has everything, schedule and housing info. Yes driving would be fine. Sorry to be short. On the run.
00-381-64-421-6513 [in Serbia]
00 386 40 136 647 [outside of serbia-SMS only]
From: zafos xagoraris [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2006 11:17 AM
I'm one of the artists participating at the Sao Paulo bienal and Marjetica
has told me about the Lost Highway Expedition and to contact you. Can you
please tell me the program and where you are going to be next weekend (from
12- 14 of August)?
I'm staying in Athens and I was thinking to take my car and join the
THERE IS NO COLLECTIVE RESERVATION HERE. Sorry. Everyone self registers. Yet, if you do, please tell us if you want other LHE people to stay together. SELF ORGANIZED TOGETHERNESS replaces HIGHWAY OF BROTHERHOOD AND UNITY.
Go to http://www.presstoexit.org.mk/LectureAndPresentation/MoreLectureAndPresent/LostHighwayExpedition.html, for more other Skopje infos, Embassies / restaurents / Bars and so on.
address: Blvd Koco Racin bb
phone: ++389 2 3120430, 389 2 3120300
web address: www.hotelcentar.com.mk
Double room BB 37,00 € on request per person
Single room BB 63,00 € on request per person Tourist tax and VAT included
2km from city centre
Address: str.Vasil Gjorgov #32
Submitted by slavicas on Wed, 12/07/2006 - 2:41pm.
Address: Orahovska 16, Bus and Train station
81000 Podgorica, Serbia and Montenegro
Telephone: + 381 (0)81 / 621-184; 623-468
one-bed room 45 €
two-bed room 35€ per person
three-bed rooms 30€ per person
Address: Novaka Miloseva 6, Centre of Podgorica
81000 Podgorica, Serbia and Montenegro
Telephone: + 381 (0)81 / 248-909; 405-402
one-bed room 66€
two-bed room 45€ per person
three-bed rooms 30€ per person
Students' Home Podgorica - Blue palace
Tel. +381 67 220 503
Tel. +381 67 427 580
Students' Home Podgorica - Blue palace, as a part of the bigger complex of students' homes in Podgorica, is settled in
I am sure, along with me, everyone wants to know this. Yes, according to the recent TV ad of AOL.com, the interent is the most dangerous and baddest big brother so far. So here are where you can be hooked to your big brother.
Cafe/Bar called "BiKofi" has wireless. Its located at the very center of the city. Sorry I don't have address, but Ljubljana is a small place. Just ask
I think its just called BAR. Located at Kralja Petra 59. I checked it personally and its worked on 27.08. Its less than 50 meters from Hotel Royal, right at the very center of city, close to Kalemegdan [the former Habsburg/Ottoman fortress.
WELCOME TO BE CORRECTED BY SOME EXPERT
Many participants thinks that staying at same hostels/dorms/hotel would be good, give us more time for dialogues between us. For this reason, I post that me, Cyrus Park [my son] and Ivan Kucina will be staying at the following places, and welcoming others to join us. There probably other locations where LHE participants would end up staying together, so if you do make reservation, you can post that so others might join you. Specially in shared bedrooms in hostels, you may be better off staying with LHE people in the same room than with complete stangers. You may want to tell the Hostel that you are a member of Lost Highway Expedition, so they can put us in same room. Many of us will be staying together in Novi Sad and Belgrade because we made group reservation there.
Subject: Re: friend of mine joining lost highway
Date: July 15, 2006 8:46:30 PM GMT+02:00
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Jaume and Pablo
Thanks. Great that Jaume will come together with Dionis and Vahida from Barcelona. Hey everyone, please check our web site for housing updates.
you might want to make reservations soon. And please subscribe to our newsletters,
This way we get you on our main mailing list, so we can update you with new housing, travel and program development that are now on-going. THink about what you would like to do here to. You can start your own projects, presentations, events, talks, or others. We have spaces in each city to do them and they are opening for your events. You can list your own program, after we put what we have created already. Or you can wait scheduling your event until you get here. We start at each city at a meeting point, and there people can propose how to add new programs of their, into our base program.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Report from a concert by a Serbian war-criminal
Serbian writer Jasmina Tesanovic has just written a new piece called "Ideally Bad, or, The Banality of Her Badness." It tells the story of last night's concert by Serbian turbo-folk star Ceca. Ceca is the widow of the Milosevic-era war-criminal Raznatovic, and she goes about in public adorned in kewelry looted from the victims of war atrocities. She is a Serbian ultra-nationalist whose fame is both nauseating and ill-deserved, and Tesanovic's account of her concerts is scathing, brutal, and brilliant:
On May 7, 2006, at 5:45 PM, Nis Rømer wrote:
Thanks for the invitation, it sounds amazing and I was anyway thinking to go to the West BalKans to bike around and discover -seems i can now add making art and meeting people. As I am going to ISEA in USA beginning of august i will take part towards the end if all falls into place, it still depends on how things shape the comming time. Let me know if I can be of any help, i have forwarded the description to a few good people
Glad that you are thinking about hooking up with LHE at the end of August. WOuld be fantastic if you decide to bike around. That would add a new transportation scheme to LHE. My apology that our web site needs re-structuring, hopefully you will see a better content and interactivity in 2 weeks. Will keep you posted. If you like, please post you planned bike trip to the Balkans, and why you wanted to bike there, in www.europelostandfound.net.
On Apr 26, 2006, at 7:13 PM, Luca Pizzaroni wrote:
thank you! how are you !
if you go in Albania please i want to remind you of this project that i am working since few months ....maybe you can get me a shirt/t-shirt/dress with the tag thats says made in Albania, Serbia, Croatia....
list of country missing:
On Apr 28, 2006, at 2:06 PM, Kyong Park wrote:
I really like your new project. Here is my response. Why don't you upload your project in our web site, www.europelostandfound.net. And write to people that you would like them to participate, and they probably get you pics for you. Also may be you could think how similar kind of idea could be done in LHE that is specific to WB and EU, which can be done remotely by you. ELF and LHE, with massive people involved, could become your participants. I am going to put this up on our site myself. But it would also be great if you upload your own explanation and invitation to ELF and LHE people.