- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... whole trip in this region, but I recently learned that the region is called “the Balkans” because that is the name of the primary mountain range…. Guess I missed that while researching, oops!
We arrived in Skopje an hour early, plus we gained an hour! We bought our bus ticket for the next leg of our journey and got Macedonian money out of the ATM. Macedonian donar is really colorful and beautiful! Hopefully we ...
... complicated, but quite fascinating.
The journey was interesting until it became dark, with mountain scenery and lots of switchbacks and tunnels. Shortly after dark, there was a long delay at the Greece/Macedonia border, whilst border control came through the train. The Macedonian Border Police were the most intimidating we had met; they wanted to see through our bags and were not at all friendly. They were more suspicious still of the young Spaniard ...
... I did splurge on souvenirs at Mother Teresa's house, which was beautiful. They have her original birthplace marked in bronze on the Main Street. But they've created a beautiful museum commemorating her life, which was spiritually uplifting to visit. She was such an angel and dedicated her life to serving others less fortunate. Her presence seems to emit an aura of peace and love that is simply palpable. Deb & I both comment on ...
... were able to climb it. The oldest bridge in town led to the Christian Orthodox part of town.
Into the Rock Art Centre where our hostess [the guide's mother] gave us bread and salt [more like a seasoned salt] and the local jam. We climbed to the Jewish sector, bereft of Jews today.
We entered the home of the father of our guide. He is converting part of it into a hotel, charging a bargain 10 euro rate. Typical Macedonian furnishings were seen. In the ...
... for dinner. It looked swanky from the outside, but the menu items were cheap! Most food is dirt cheap in Skopje. My smoked salmon sandwich and gocciato (espresso w/milk froth) came to 210 DEN.
Took the taxi back to the hostel. David said not to pay more than 150 DEN for the ride, and I paid 120 ...