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... the road, just closed my eyes which helped. We were in a valley when I resumed looking outside. Fruit trees and hay were common.
It was probably coincidental, but two lane roads seem to involve small farms but four lane roads larger farms. We went on a toll road for the last spurt to Stopje. Cars can go 120 kph. It was 32C. Lots of sunflower fields today. Not many highway markers nor signs for kilometre readings in the country.
Went on the Mother ...
... Bridge, which is really just a bridge. You can see all of the major monuments on either side, lined up. It's an easy city to visit. It looks pretty in the evening when everything is lit up. The architecture is heavily influenced by Western Europe. I think it's because the Ottomans didn't do much with Skopje until the 19th C, by which time they were westernized.
... I asked why they had pictures hanging and they said it was Imam Ali who is a Shia saint. Muslims from Turkey and the Balkans are Sunni so I didnt understand why they were following shia practices but I didnt understand their explanation
Then I asked whose tombs are here and why this place was built. They were the original missionaries and their helpers that came from ...
... was closed to visitors and there was construction work going on. The gates were open and people were walking in so I followed them
The fortress has an outer wall from which to look down on the city and some shots of the minarets in the old town. I needed to eat so tried to head out
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... While I think it is a great initiative, I think it will still take a few years until everything comes together and it has some spirit and vibe as well, as for the time being it still feels a bit like a construction site and without much soul and vibe. Lunch was quite decent though, a few kebabs with beans, Efes beer (from Turkey) and tea with baklava for dessert. I slept the afternoon mostly resting and recovering from the hassle and the running around of ...