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Thought for the Day--February 25, 2011: Shopping and Eating Out in Skopje

Pir-V in Skopje, Macedonia __________________________________ Don't forget to take outside walks. The treadmill may be convenient, but it can be boring as well. In Skopje, walking is such a pleasure--lots of places to see. Today, we went to the center of Skopje and visited some of my favorite shops in center city. One of my absolute faves is Pir-V (now renamed, but I can't remember the new name): A superb collection of antiques, bric-a-brac, Yugolav relics, books, medals and more. Find it hidden slightly away in the big empty courtyard to the northwestern corner of [City Gallery in the square] They also have a small shop, recently opened, in the Turkish Market. I bought a stone necklace and bracelet and a lovely textile that has gold threading woven throughout. We also ate at a lovely mall restaurant called Anatoljias, where they serve outstanding "skara" (grilled meat), both tasty and nutritious. I ordered marinated chicken on a skewer. One of the s

Thought for the Day--February 24, 2011: Arriving in Skopje!

We (I, my husband, my son, and his girlfriend) arrived in Skopje, Macedonia, all jet lagged and tired. We bought a few groceries from Tinex, such as cereal (low-fat muesli), eggs, and fresh fruit. The luscious bread here tempts me, but I know that I can enjoy some of it, just not an entire loaf. We are staying in a friend's empty flat, so eating right should be easier. Our first meal out: we went to a place called "Dish"; I ordered grilled chicken. The others ordered pasta, which I sampled in small bites (lasagna and something with white sauce). But I enjoyed the chicken the best. We also ordered a large Greek salad (tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olive oil, and feta cheese) for the table. Yum.

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