Skopje (29 May to 1 June 2018)

At least for those of us from the other side of the world, it could be said Skopje has an image problem.  It’s problem is that it doesn’t have an image.  Skopje?  Where is that,…

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Golem Grad

“We like goblinses, batses and fishes.  But we haven’t tried Hottibses before.  Is it soft?  Is it juicy?”  (The Hobbit, JRR Tolkein). As Lord of the Rings fans would know, Gollum lived on an island…

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Lake Ohrid (24 to 28 May 2018)

Lake Ohrid is the Balkans’ deepest lake.  It is one of the oldest continuously surviving lakes on the planet.  Most lakes fill up with sediment and disappear within about 100,000 years.  Lake Ohrid, like Lake…

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