A short jaunt in FYROM March 25th 2009 After the rather unpleasant incident on the Albanian side of the border, I got stamped into Macedonia without further ado. They actually had anti-corruption stickers everywhere warning foreigners not to hand over any money, which would have been plenty helpful when I'd entered Albania. There were no buses or taxis to the closest town and I was the only guy crossing the border, so I had to walk for ... read more
Europe » Macedonia » Ohrid » Ohrid International recognition of Macedonia's independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 was delayed by Greece's objection to the new state's use of what it considered a Hellenic name and symbols. Greece finally lifted its trade blockade in 1995 and the two cou... ... read more
Self-absorbed misanthropic humanist vs. the world
"From mazel to shlimazl is but a tiny step; but from shlimazl to mazel - oy, is that far!"
"In the matter of slavish imitation, man is the monkey's superior all the time. The average man is destitute of independence of opinion. He is not interested in contriving a opinion of his own, by study and reflection, but is only anxious to find out what his neighbor's opinion is and slavishly adopt it."
--- Mark Twain on imitation
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