Cheap and good gas - the cheapest west of ex-USSR?
While the peace process between Albanian and Serbian population has still many miles to go, the criminals of both sides cooperate wonderfully. At least, Serbian and Kosovo (Albanian) police says so. The main grey-line business between the administrative border with Serbia Proper and Kosovska Mitrovica is said to be... gas. While in Serbia Proper and Southern (Albanian) part of Kosovo the gas is well over 1.2 Euro/liter (ca. 4.5 Euro/gallon) the price in the "Serbian" part of the Kosovo is 0.75 Euro/liter or ca. 3 Euro/Gallon. Not enough the gas in question - while being of questionable origin (some say stolen from military on both sides, but just don't ask), it is of THE BEST QUALITY I EVER SEEN. Same car driven on Kosovo-gas 95 Super had almost twice the mileage than on California gas. Go figure... Morale here, morale there... but being a notorious cheap-skater I could not resist the temptation. So do other locals on both sides in today's economy. Don't blame us.
Once you are south of Kosovska Mitrovica or north of Rashka (Serbia Proper) the gas prices are back to the "reality on the ground" :(
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K.Mitrovica can be reached from Central Serbia. There is a bus leaving from Krusevac at 2.30pm and arriving in K.Mitrovica around 8. This bus stops at Kraljevo. As every buses going to Kosovo, it's very old, but since there are not many travellers inside, you will have enough space to feel comfortable.
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