Snapshots from Skopje

It seems like it has been a while since I last posted something. As always, it is due to a really hectic schedule, with both work and school, and now travelling. It is like I don’t have peace within me to write when I have deadlines in sight. Not because it takes that much time to write a blog post, but because my creativity seems to only be able to focus on one thing at the time. I can multi-task but not multi-create!

I am now in Skopje, Macedonia, since about a week. I have been coming in here twice per year for the past 3.5 years, but this is the first time I am here for more than a week. Spring has arrived, which means temperatures up in the 20s (70s F) and I have to admit that I have tried to spend every lunch break at an outdoor café. This weekend, I met up with a colleague of mine and went for a walk with her and her little baby around the town, and it seemed like every resident of Skopje was doing the same. I hope the weather will hold for the rest of my stay, even though I, of course, tend to spend most of my time in administrative buildings!

The city has changed quite a bit since I first started coming here in 2008, with new statues and buildings popping up all over the city centre, and lots of new shops (my favorite being a local chocolate store). And yes, knowing that I would be here for 2.5 weeks, I just couldn’t resist getting a Macedonian phrasebook!

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