Skopje is a rather grim looking communist era city. Macedonia's money, however, looks nothing like communist money; no people farming, no hydroelectric plant, etc. It's aesthetically pleasing, colorful, and even expresses the presence of Orthodoxy in Macedonia.
Splashin' it up in Skopje and Surfing Sofas in Sofya (Balkan peregrination, part 2) November 20th 2008 We arrived in Skopje, our third city of the day, without a solid plan.
Evening was setting in, but that was about the only thing we were sure of. We changed a little money and decided to try to contact Emrah's friend, Sotir. I sailed into a closet-sized shop, hoping to buy a card for the payphone, but the communication Titanic was destined to sink. I gave a English a shot and the middle-aged w ... read more
Europe » Bulgaria » Sofia City » Sofia The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, b... ... read more