The interior of Soma Book Station. CREDIT: ARMEND NIMANI FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

The interior of Soma Book Station. CREDIT: ARMEND NIMANI FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

Pristina swims in superlatives. With a population of 200,000, Kosovo’s chief metropolis is also the hub of Europe’s youngest national population; the average age of a Kosovar is 28. The vortex of this energetic destination is the pedestrian-only Bulevardi Nene Tereza (Mother Teresa Boulevard). Radiating from the promenade, named for the recently canonized Albanian nun and bookended by the Yugoslavian-era Grand Hotel and National Theater, is a tangle of streets crowded with cafes, boutiques, fashionable locals, in-the-know internationals and the case for yet another superlative: coolest neighborhood in the Balkans.

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