At the revolution in Belgrade


After the NATO-led war against Yugoslavia in 1999, I travelled to Kosovo. Working as a stringer for the "Daily Telegraph" and various German newspapers, I covered the ongoing ethnic conflicts between Kosovo Albanians and Serbs in the UN-administered province. In my beloved "White Stag", an old Citroen CX 25 Turbodiesel, I spent most of 2000 shuttling between Pristina and Belgrade, with side trips to Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, and Macedonia. Though repeatedly expelled by the Serbian authorities, I managed to sneak back into Belgrade in October to witness the revolution against the regime of Slobodan Milosevic, the "butcher of the Balkans".