Not a nice capital

Trip Start Nov 15, 2005
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Trip End Aug 15, 2008


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Saturday, July 29, 2006

I spent two nights here. I think that was one night too many. This will have to be a brief entry, as if you can't say anything nice, its best not to say anything at all, right?

So, what I liked about Skopje. Hmmmm. Well, they have a statue of Mother Teresa. She was born here, apparently. That's about it.

Skopje is just a big city, with all that goes with it. Unfortunately, not a very nice one to walk around or look at or anything like that. I suppose my impression might be slightly better had I not been forced to stay in the HI "hostel", which actually was a hotel except they could put anyone into the twin rooms. This led to perhaps one of the most disturbing experiences of my life, as upon entering my room I was greeted by a rather large Danish gentleman, dressed in nothing but a very small pair of white pants.
The place did have better rooms than most hostels, I suppose, but what do I need an en-suite room, free breakfast or TV for? Kind of defeats the purpose of budget travelling, especially when they charge you a premium for the privelege. Having said that, I did manage to catch three back to back episodes of Dangermouse. What price can you put on seeing Dangermouse buying an enormous amount of space junk, collected in a crater in the moon by a brummie martian and pulling the tides dangerously out of synch, for Penfold's eyebrows?? Classic.

Right, so that's the best thing about my time in Skopje. Seeing Dangermouse again.
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