Today was a three hour drive to Skopje Macedonia. Skopje is a small city as is Macedonia a small country. There are approx 2.5 million people in the entire country, and the younger adults are all leaving to other countries in search of a better life. The future is looking dim for this country.
They spent alot of money on their “Project 2014” which is a lot of new buildings. Eclectic would be a good description to describe Skopje. The city center has alot of different architecture going on.
The current population is 80% Christian and 20% Muslim, and everyone gets along. We visited a mosque at the top of a hill. My dress was too short, so they gave me a skirt to put on. I was waiting for them to tell me to cover my head, but they didn’t say anything about that. Shoes were left outside as usual.
The big attraction for me is the fact that Skopje is the birth place of Saint Mother Theresa of Calcutta.
There is a small museum and church dedicated to her. I was lucky to add a rosary from here to my collection.
Can you see the bird and fish symbols?
While we had a nice day and learned a lot about this country from our guide, it was a long drive each way. Pretty much what you see in this post is what there is to see, and it takes less than 2 hours. You can be the judge if it’s worth it. I personally would not recommend this day trip.