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Prepare to be pampered! Several ladies have tried and liked this salon that offers services like manicure / pedicure, facials, make up, massage, and waxing. (See full list of services and prices above.) They spend a lot of time with each patron. They take walk ins, but it is best to make an appointment.
Phone: 044 586 221 / 049 493 860
Directions: (Walking) Starting at U.S. Embassy with your back to Bravo gate, turn left up the hill. When you see the brown wooden fence of the Hungarian Embassy, turn right down the Dragodan steps. Cross over the first road (Selim Berisha). At the second road, turn right (the road name is Rr. Edward Lir). (Pi Bar will be on your left.) Quality is visible from the stairs. It is #17. There are potted trees on either side of the door.
Coordinates: (You can put into Google Maps) @42.66462,21.153743
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This is a wonderful preserved Ottoman house in the old part of Pristina. If you haven’t been here yet, you should go! It is very interesting and there are English translations describing each of the exhibits.
Walking Directions: From U.S. Embassy Bravo gate, take a left up the hill to get to the Dragodan steps, which will be on your right. Descend the steps and cross over the main road at the bottom (Zagrebi). Go straight, following UCK road. Continue through the square and cross over the main road at the other side (Agim Ramadani), straight onto (Haxhi Zeka/Ibrahaim Lutfiu). Stay straight and the road turns into Nazim Gafurri. Pass the clock tower on your right. Keep an eye out for the Sultan Baklava dark red awning on your left. It is right on the corner. Turn left down the street directly after Sultan. When you reach the T in the road, turn right. The ethnological museum is on the right side of the road after a parking lot. It is set back from the road.
What a great place to take the kids on a rainy day or a nice day! There are bears in a big cage outside. Other enclosures include ostriches and a few other critters. There is a big duck pond where kids will happily stand for a long time, tossing in bits of bread. There is an outdoor playground for nice days and a large indoor playground as well. Parents can sit at a table in eyesight of the playgrounds and enjoy standard Kosovar fare like shop salads, pizzas, pastas, soups, meats, etc. There is also a full bar. Prices are good, very reasonable. The menu is not translated to English, but it is easy enough to figure out. Some waiters speak some English, but as always around Pristina, they seem just fine with communicating through pointing and gesturing and you will get your food. Seems to get very busy on weekend evenings, but a trip during a weekday will reveal plenty of space.
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Driving Directions: (~10 minutes) Starting at U.S. Embassy Bravo gate, take a right to go down the hill and take a right onto the main road (Ahmet Krasniqi). At the first circle, go around and take the last option, toward Ferizaj/Viva Fresh/Maxi/Albi Mall. At the next circle, take the second option to continue straight through the circle (M2/E65). Stay straight until you pass Albi Mall on the left hand side. Take the next exit onto the M25-2, toward Gjilian. Take a left (you will see a sign that says “Te Ariu” and has a bear on it). Then take a quick right and pull all the way back into their parking lot.