Tag Archives: Bikes

Transport

Prishtinë/Priština has an ever growing traffic congestion problem, which adds to the already grim air quality in the city. There are plenty of alternatives to travelling by car or taxi.

Buses In Kosovo buses are cheap, frequent and cover most of the country. The bus station in Prishtinë/Priština (Lidja e Pejes Street P: 038 55 00 11) serves all Kosovo and international destinations. The times to all major towns in Kosovo are displayed above the windows within the bus station and are usually reliable. See also the Inyourpocket guide for times http://www.inyourpocket.com/kosovo/pristina

Most trips cost around 3 or 4 Euro. In Prishtinë/Priština, buses cost 40cents and are frequent and efficient. See the different routes on the online map at http://prishtinabuses.info/

Trains Trains are Kosovo’s best-kept secret. The seats are like armchairs and you can make yourself comfortable and look out of the window as you admire the beautiful countryside.

The train station in Prishtinë/Priština is west of the centre near the end of Garibaldi Street. The station serves trains to Pejë/Pec and Skopje via Fushe Kosovë/Kosovo Polje train station, Sheshi i Lirisë, 7 km west of the city centre.

Find up to date information about timetable and prices for all rail travel starting in Kosovo online. Click for the English version and then on ‘passenger transport’ and ‘train schedule’. Contact – W: http://www.kosovorailway.com/ E: info@kosovorailway.com. P: 038 536 619 / 038 550 550 242 / 038 550 550 500.

Cycling

There is a second hand bike lot at M2/E-65 between Llugaxhi and Babush, where bikes can be bought for 50 Euro.

Anadolli bicycle shop in Pejë/Pec, Mbreteresha Teuta Street no.122, sells and rents bikes.

New bikes can be purchased at Sporting, Rustem Statovci Street, Prishtinë/Priština. Contact – P: 038 220 029 E: info@sportingks.com W: http://www.sportingks.com/

Don’t forget about carpooling Fewer cars on the road means less exhaust fumes and less terrible traffic congestion in Prishtinë/Priština!

Check out the environmental impact of different modes of travel at http://www.transportdirect.info/Web2/Home.aspx?&repeatingloop=Y

 

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Second Hand Shopping

Buy second hand for zero ecological impact. There are more and more second hand shops to be found around Kosovo. All the places mentioned below can be located on google maps.  

BRECA Secondhand Store, Vëllezërit Fazliu Street. A few doors up from Pro Credit bank with a large green and yellow sign *VINTAGE*RETRO*. Sells mainly clothes and shoes, with some linens, curtains and homeware. According to our vintage expert, BRECA is the most amazing secondhand clothing store in Prishtinë/Priština with an incredible range of retro clothing ranging from the mid-1960s to the 1990s. 1960s bathers, 1970s dresses, 1980s running shorts, 1960s beach robes, 1970s scarves and 1980s tracksuits for men, women and children! This is the kind of store you would expect to find in London’s Camden or Berlin’s Kreuzberg. Reasonably priced.

Secondhand clothing store, Luan Haradinaj Street no. 32. A nifty little secondhand clothing and shoe store. A tad bit more expensive than some but has one of the best collections of 70s – 80s gear and unique items in town.

Restor, Rexhep Mala Street no. 1. A newly established secondhand store on the way to Sunny Hill. A lot of products are imported including football/soccer jumpers and vintage hats.The prices are higher than some of the other second hand stores.

Mozaik, Hamzë Jashari Street, opposite City Park/Italian Park. A neat secondhand clothing and homeware store with an extensive selection of (imported) clothing at reasonable prices. Also has a small selection of homeware. The shop was established by the Bashkësia e Popullit të Zotit Protestant church and with the income it supports home building and food donations to families (from both within the church and beyond) who are in poverty. Contact – P: 038 225 330

Secondhand Shop B, Laneway behind Llir Konushevci Street. Located behind Mona Lisa Boutique and AS Photo. New, clean secondhand store selling mainly clothes and shoes. Most items sold by weight (fancier things are priced separately).

Secondhand Clothing and Shoe Store, Laneway behind Llir Konushevci Street. A few doors up from “Secondhand Shop B”. Small secondhand clothing and shoe store. Mainly piles of clothes to rummage through. Reasonably priced. No sign, completely clean window and shop front.

Secondhand Clothing and Shoe Store, Vushtrra Street between Lidhja e Prizrenit and Llir Konushevci. In the same building as Sallon Ondulimi Xhani Cosmetik. Everything 1-5 Euro! 

“Vëllezërit Jashari” Secondhand Clothing Store, Vëllezërit Fazliu Street/Hamzë Jashari Street, next door to Play 4 Win. Small secondhand store selling clothes and mainly shoes.

Secondhand clothing and shoe store, Ismet Krasniqi Street. Small secondhand clothing and shoe store. Mainly 1980s and 1990s gear. Large collection of homemade Christmas jumpers and novelty vests!

Secondhand clothing and shoe store, Vëllezërit Fazliu Street. Next door to a large red and white banner for “English Centre”. Small secondhand clothing and shoe store. “Mall nga Gjermania”.

Secondhand Clothing and Shoe Store, E-65. Large secondhand clothing store located just outside the main bus station.

Secondhand Clothing and Shoe Store, Courtyard behind Llaz Kodra at Bill Clinton. Located behind cafes and shops, this small store has a reasonable selection of clothes and shoes crammed inside.

Second Hand Books

7Arte Bookstore and Cultural Centre, Sheshi “Mehe Uka”Street kati: VI, Biblioteka e qytetit, 40000, Mitrovicë/a (6th floor, old OSCE building). Contact – P: 049 211 771 E: shtatearte@yahoo.com W: http://www.7-arte.org

Secondhand Bike Lot, M2/E-65 between Llugaxhi and Babush. This secondhand bike lot has imported and refurbished bikes starting at about 50 euro. 

Secondhand Market Stalls

Green Market “Lidhja e Prizrenit” and “Gaspër Gjini”. In the back of the green market (turn left after the other secondhand store/stall, then right once the row of cheese and vegetable stalls have ended) you will find a small, haphazard flea market/junk sale. The stock ranges from parts of broken appliances and used roller skates to rusty tools and old leaky teapots. There is also a Secondhand Clothing Store/Stall in the Green Market with lots of clothes piled on top of each other and on outside racks.