13-Jun-2005 -- This site was visited last in August 2003. At that time the region was lawless. Today perhaps it is a bit safer – but according to UN sources there are still 5 or 6 armed robberies and murders per day! The area is “policed” by the Albanian minority in Macedonia (aka FYROM) and the official police don’t go there.
In any case it is more or less safe to drive through. We went from Priština to Lake Ohrid in Macedonia for the weekend with the Prishtina Hash House Harriers. For more on hashing see here.
On the way home on Sunday evening we decided to bag this point as it lies just 100 metres from the main Tetovo/Skopje highway. We overshot on the main road and had to drive an extra 2 or 3 km to get back to the spot. It was simply to walk round the back of the car scrap heap and into the wheat field behind. The point lies just in the wheat crop – which was rather poor and heavily infected with Septoria (a common fungal disease).
This was a first point for Robin (Shaft) Butler and Andrew (Bomber) Brown. Our other passenger - Violeta (Stripper) Ivanova, decided to stay in the car. No stones – no threats – just a peaceful Sunday evening. Then back to Priština.