Crossing Fyrom and reaching Nis in Serbia
Trip Start Aug 24, 2011
13Trip End Sep 01, 2011
Wednesday 24th August:
The coach leaves from Athens a little earlier than 6:00 am, always punctual to meet us in Evia.
Time we set off, 8:00 am sharp.
Time of arrival in Serbia 8.15pm.
There were several stops on the way, and the main stop for lunch was in Platamonas in Pieria
We passed the borders of Greece and entered Fyrom with a delay of 45 minutes at the customs and made it all the way crossing the country without a stop at all. We passed through Skopje which is located on the upper course of the Vardar River, the capital city. Too many concrete buildings, in short distance we caught sight of the fort in the city, but I am not writing anything more since there was no stop here.
What I saw throughout the way though was a mountainous country with very poor buildings and I truly wondered where the magic was! I had read of Fyrom being a beautiful country, but all we saw were vineyards and farms and not the best of fertile land for crops. It was really hot and when I touched the windows of the coach it reminded me the time when we were traveling through the dessert in Arizona to reach Las Vegas in the U.S.A.
There was another delay at the borders passing over to Serbia. A more beautiful country than Fyrom and you can see this difference the moment you step in. The houses here are a bit bigger with pointed roofs and tiles, -houses with beautiful gardens
You see, the real trip starts when we reach the 3rd country, so be patient until the next entry.