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... pride. A shoemaker’s tools stood alongside a yarn weaver next to a 1620 icon of the Virgin Mary next to church books from 1790 next to an 1835 chalice next to an undated stone field marker next to pistols & rifles used to fight the Ottomans. No rhyme or reason but wonderful.
We then proceeded to their public library. Rather, it’s a collection of donated books: an outdated set of Britannica encyclopedia & ...
... torched villages, forced marches, public beatings, rape - the film went on and on for 90 minutes. Brutality reigned. At the conclusion of the film, two college Lechovo students spoke about their experiences as ambassadors of good faith to Germany during the past year and how two German students came to Lechovo to learn about their country’s horrific conduct. The event was sponsored by the village town council.
And, that’s how my second day in Lechovo ...
... to see this is the more poorer part of Greece. The buildings and streets are rather run down and the whole area is full of noisy teenagers and their done up boy racer cars with loud exhausts but still its nice.
Tomorrow I plan to head into Macedonia and see what the town of Debar is like and perhaps stay over there. Its not too far and is right on the border to Albania and as tomorrow is due to be nice and wet I'm quite happy its not going to be a long day.
And that's it for ...
... 8364;20 for an hour), which we accepted. Unless you are eager for a boat ride, you could save the money and just walk over the low hill to the abandoned Metamorphosis Hermitage, which we did anyway. There are a couple of longer (half-day) walks in this vicinity that would be good.
We also stopped at Mikrolimni and did a short circular walk in drizzle, accompanied by two of the village dogs. The lady at the cafe spoke very good English and sold us some ...
... shade causing a cooler temperature.
We ate lunch on a moored floating platform at the Restaurant Ostrovo. Had a Macedonian salad [cukes, tomatoes, onions and peppers] and a Skopska beer ; have just 75 denars left. Discussion about Greek refreshments, Kindles and Ian's love of trains consumed the time. Had to chuckle when the English said chips/french fries with a fried egg was a good combo.
The ungodly sum of 35M was allotted for souvenir ...
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