Despite its recent noteworthiness, Kosovo has always been around and has been marked by a long succession of wars. The Kosovo war, famously remembered for allowing Kosovo to become an independent country was marked with heinous war crimes and a ten year long occupation by the United Nations and its NATO forces suppressing the Serbian forces. I was fortunate or unfortunate depending on the point of view, to be there during the war. Kosovo, despite the war and turmoil, is a very beautiful and picturesque place full of snow-capped mountains, flowing streams and lush green, grassy fields. Of course, back then, to even visit the place you had to be either the president of a country or have a UN stamped passport. But now, post-war, the newly formed country of Kosovo has been promoting tourism to the country.