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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Smoking rooms available
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Macedonia is a country that doesn't seem to make the news much. It got its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 without much of the fighting which put other parts of the former country in the news and is landlocked and remote enough not to have become a significant travel destination since like some of the other new countries. Macedonia is significantly larger physically than Kosovo but has a similar population of around two million.
Macedonia is recognized in the ...
... for a few photos. Tonight is our first Farewell Dinner, as one group member is departing before our Kosovo extension. We dine at the "Old City House" - a traditional house / museum. The main dish is a stew of chicken and veal, with lots of vegetables in it. Dessert is honey-soaked shredded wheat with ice cream. Several of us round out the evening with a stroll to photograph the city as it is illuminated at night.
... which to spend our money! I had a seafood risotto filled with mussels, calamari and prawns, and Squirt had a huge pork knuckle and vegetables.
We walked the path from St Andreus back to the Matka bus stop - happily this is well-lit in the evening -and caught the bus back to Skopje and Hostel 42 - tired but both in a much more cheerful frame of mind! Hazel said that this day was comparable to Plitvice Lakes day as ranking as Favourite Day of the trip.
... back. It took some 40M. There are no dedicated bike lanes here. Back home there is a day when the garbage goes out but here much of it is placed in large bins. Less than a sprinkle of rain fell. By the time I reached the hotel, looking back behind me was a very dark sky.
Emails and diary/blog consumed most of the time until dinner. Going out were James and Mary, Penny, U/K, Sue and Catwoman [heretofore Plain Jane re here two cats] and yours truly. Posh Nosh joined ...
... Balkan history is very complex and rooted in centuries of ethnic rivalries. On Friday, 5/9, we traveled to Pizren which is regarded by many to be the most beautiful town in Kosovo. Friday is the Muslim holy day and it was a beautiful sunny day so the streets were full of people. The center of town is dominated by the 15th century Ottoman bridge and the Sinan Pasha mosque dating from 1561. We visited the museum with its display ...