Some happy news...
OK. I'll jump the gun a bit and reveal some happy news. I received a booking for a hotel in Pristina, the capital and largest city of Kosovo. Kosovo is a partially recognised state in Southeastern Europe that unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in February 2008.
It became the Republic of Kosovo. War torn Kosovo's capital is Pristina and it has a strong Albanian community with a very rich historical and cultural heritage.
I am happy not just for the unusual travel destination and the chance to learn and see more of the unfamiliar country. The "booker", a friend, soon messaged me to tell me it was her who booked the hotel. It made me doubly happy not just for the sale but because she had previously visited 23 out of 48 countries in Europe.
It is gratifying to know such a savvy and experienced traveler has confidence in the system I set up in the form of MyCen Hotels (http://www.mycen.my/). Looking forward to her pics and crediting her when she returns.
Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. was from Albania, the neighbouring country of Kosovo.
Pic: The Great Hamam of Pristina (an Ottoman era monument) and the Imperial Mosque. (left) The Catholic Cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa. (right)
Pic by Bujar Imer Gashi (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons