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  • I got taken home from a bar by a drunk taxi driver. I guess in Stockholm or London I would have jumped out of the taxi, maybe even phoned the police, but in Pristina life if different. You just laugh. It does however make you think about the value you put on your own life and how that value can change with circumstances. Perhaps I'm being in work out why these people always appear to be so happy.

    The students did their first presentation. What I really like about working with them is that if you give them confidence, time and pride they fly. They really got into what they were doing (presenting a site they like and something they would do to the user interface to make the site easier to navigate). This was the first time I saw in their eyes "I can do this and I can make a site better". They are beginning to discover things about themselves and it's great to be part of it.

    I spoke to one of the students about his views which were along the lines of America and Europe manufacturing a war after the death of Tito to hurt the Soviet Union. If someone had told me this in a bar in Stockholm I would have told them to stop talking shit, however this was an Albanians student and I don''t know much about this war, so i listened. Of course we know Maloshevic was the bad guy, but how did he gain so much power so quickly? From a European perspective someone in power must have at least discussed the possibility of turning Yugoslavia into a democracy and therefore extending European influence on the world stage. Did Europe have anything to do with starting this war? I hope not. What about Americas involvement? Was Yugoslavia's situation viewed as a chance to break Russia's cold war hold on the Balkans?

    Pristina is a strange place. A mix of 'town people' and people that have come in from the countryside. The city has expended very quickly after the war. As I walk around I see many young people, probably with an average age of 22 or 23. I guess that they are mainly students from the University here. The other thing I've noticed is that in 2 days here I have seen only 3 children and only one baby. I have yet to find out if this actually reflects the population of Kosovo and if so, why.

    This is the main room at the Institute. There are 17 students in one room which is good for them as they learn from each other.