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I figured that while Alyssa was busy typing away at a serious blog entry that I would update you on the feast that we just took on.
Four course dinner? That won't be too much... Or so I thought. I started off my meal with the most gourmet salad that I've ever had placed in front of me. Goat cheese, tomatoes, fancy lettuce and a mustard vinaigrette made it ...
... high, so we had a relaxing morning instead. Since being in France, we have seen a lot of 'Desperate Housewives' which I never once watched back home but it's the only show in English here! So, we may have watched an episode or two of that this morning. I know, we're terrible. Plus now I'll have to watch it on Netflix when I get home, because it's addicting!
Once we finally got out of the apartment, ...
... St Naum Monastery, a free boat tour of the springs that feed Lake Ohrid and the other guides instantly took me under their wings because I was a friend of The Ohrid Legend. Also, The Ohrid Legend and I got along like a house on fire with many similar perspectives on conservation, the environment, guiding, tourism, etc, so we had hours of conversation. I don't know what compelled him to offer his couch, he didn't either, but it was just so lucky that it all worked out. Random ...
... our way to the LGBT Center and have an interesting chat with the program director. They share a space with the Helsinki Project, and are doing their best in the face of a government which is not at all supportive of their efforts. The space is multi-use, and next time we come they will have a party for us with the local community.
Returning to the hotel I pass by Saint Clement Orthodox Church and ...
... was interesting - the boatman fired up a generator which lit the cave, and they'd put steps in so tourists could go inside and see the insides of the cave. The deepest water underground lake in the cave is 25m deep and people come and scuba dive in there.
By the time we got back from the boat trip, we had missed the bus back to Skopje I had intended to catch, so we ate in the restaurant - quite expensive, but good food and we only had a couple of days ...