A weekend in FYROM #1

3개월 전

As you might have read in my post yesterday, I am spending the weekend in FYROM. Its a really, really, poor ex-communist country, making it an ideal destination for super cheap tourism in the Balkans.

Btw our trip is organized by a union of pensioners so most of the group is people in the age of 65 +😂😂😂 I am 32 and the only younger person than me is...my wife who is 30!

Since I am working for a newspaper, they paid for my ticket and hotel and in return I will cover their event on our website. So, in total I paid 105 EURO, which is the fee for my wife which includes: bus from Greece, 2 nights in a 4 star hotel with breakfast and dinner, local tour guide and food and snacks in the bus! Not a bad price for 2 people!

We are staying in the bellvenue hotel in Ochrid which I must say is a lot better than I expected..We just returned from the hotel dinner which I will give it a solid 4/5. Tasty and all kinds of shit to eat.. And the view of the lake from our balcony is just awesome:

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Today we spent most of the day in Bitola which to be honest looks like shit. Most buildings are from the 50s or something and they look like they have never beer repaired...With the exception of the city center which gives a feeling of a typical Catholic city..that is really poor 🙃 If I remember correctly, our tour guide said it's the second biggest city of the country with about 90k residents..

Here are some random photos I took from the
Bitola City Center. I guess in the coming days @ruth-girl will post more of them as is the one mainly taking pics and shit:

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Tomorrow we will be visiting the city of Ochrid and some other places. Stay tuned!

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It's nice when you are from Macedonia and you go to Macedonia 2.0

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Everybody knows that F in FYROM stands for Fake XD

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Such an angel....

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@dalz yes, and a Serbian one ;)

I hope you understand I'm joking a bit here, the same way I joke about Serbia all the time, and as you know, there's so much material there :)

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I know. Also since the same date they are supposed to have removed every reference(e.g. descriptions on statues, school book history etc) that they are descendants of Ancient Macedonians. They haven't.

FYROM you say...?

I thought that country changed its name recently, but FYROM sounds way better XD

Well hello from a Fyrom-ian :)
Although I sens a bit of bias in this post .... Thought the younger generation is ready to leave the past behind....

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Nah, I think I was quite sincer. All I said is that it's a poor country recovering from communism.I don't think there's much to disagree on that! As you see I didn't mention any of the political stuff regarding the naming dispute. But no sorry, I am not going to call FYROM Macedonia :)

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FYROM?....What FYROM?....you mean Skopje i think....

Thanks for scouting the location for next years steem fest. Its gotta be cheap ;)
!BEER for your efforts

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!BEER s quite cheap too 😂

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