- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Kosovo is a country in South Eastern Europe. After a lengthy and often violent dispute with Serbia, Kosovo declared independence in February 2008 and is recognised by about half of the countries around the world, despite heavy opposition from Serbia, which continues to consider Kosovo an illegitimately separated province of Serbia. Kosovo's far north and two small regions elsewhere are under the control of local Serbian authorities, indicating a Serb majority in these parts. Kosovo is largely an Albanian-speaking and Muslim area (though secular), but there are also significant numbers of minorities living within its borders, especially Serbs.