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Skopje-Serbia-Kosovo (Nis/Pristina?) with motion sickness

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Skopje-Serbia-Kosovo (Nis/Pristina?) with motion sickness

Hello!

I will be visiting Macedonia in June and would love to see a bit of Serbia & Kosovo during the 4 days I have there if possible. I suffer from motion sickness so am wondering about the links between the following cities:

Skopje - Nis - Pristina

If it is too much to see both cities I might just aim to see one, or none if a long and windy bus is the only way to go! Or if there are other smaller towns in Kosovo and/or Serbia that are closer to Skopje, I'd be happy to see a smaller town instead if it meant a shorter/easier trip. Also, I will be a young woman travelling alone, if that is relevant for safety in certain areas.

I'm finding it very difficult to find information on how to get from one city to another, how long the trips take and whether the roads are straight or windy (important for motion sickness).

I would much prefer trains if possible but from what I can see it seems they are very unreliable.

I haven't booked my flight home yet, because it may be possible to fly from Nis / Pristina instead of returning to Skopje, if I can find out how tough it would be for me to get to these cities.

I'd appreciate any help anyone can give me!

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Gyor, Hungary
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1. Re: Skopje-Serbia-Kosovo (Nis/Pristina?) with motion sickness

Hello,

Can't help much with the motion sickenes thing. Have you tried taking pills?

Roads are indeed windy and the trains mostly useless.

You choosed 3 largely modern and boring(relatively) cities in a region full of gems, The problem is these gems are usually out of the cities and getting to them by public transport can be tricky and time consuming.

Given your short timeframe renting a car would be a better idea.

The most interesting bits of southern Serbia are in Kosovo. For this and other reasons(time constraints, ease of transport, legals issues with "border" crossing Kosova - Serbia) I'd focus on Kosova if I were you.

You can take a train frrom Skopje to Prishtina and from Prishtina to (Pec).

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I think 4 days would be enough to travel around the highlights of Kosovo and Metohija and not spend more than a couple of hours on buses each day(short ditances). Buses are very frequent in Kosova and transport is easy, you just have to ask locals for details, because it's very informal.

See Gracanica, Prizren, Decani, Pec Patriarchate, Rugova gorge, Murad sultans's tomb and Gazimestan monument on the Kosovo battlefield. Enough to fill 4 days seeing these iconic places of Serbain history and art while enjoying Albanian hospitality.

Try tom fly home from Prishtina to avoid backtracking to Skopje.,

Edited: 13 May 2018, 02:56
Gyor, Hungary
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2. Re: Skopje-Serbia-Kosovo (Nis/Pristina?) with motion sickness

I recommend the Bradt guide to Kosovo(and to Macedonia as well)

https:/…kosovo-3306.html

Wikitravel also has some useful information on Kosova

https://wikitravel.org/en/Kosovo

"Also, I will be a young woman travelling alone, if that is relevant for safety in certain areas."

Use your common sense and you'll be safer than in Western Europe.

Edited: 13 May 2018, 03:00
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3. Re: Skopje-Serbia-Kosovo (Nis/Pristina?) with motion sickness

That's great, thank you for your help! :)

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