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arguewithatree  ·  258 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 8, 2017

goin on vacation! tomorrow is the pre-travel aka 2 buses Pristina -> Skopje -> Sofia, airport hotel overnight, then Sofia -> Tel Aviv to hang out with my mom for a few days then -> Barcelona to see some friends from college then -> back to Sofia to connect to a flight for a few days in Budapest then -> meet Topher in Skopje and bus or taxi back to Sofia and actually get to visit it and then take Topher to Pristina :)




goobster  ·  258 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Skopje really is the ass-end of everywhere, but man ... there is a vibrancy there that is intoxicating.

This is the post-apocalyptic wasteland humanity will rebuild itself from when it all falls apart. It won't be legal, but there's always a guy named Mirsad or Dejan or Ivan that "knows a guy" and can help you out...

arguewithatree  ·  258 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I did a weekend trip to Skopje. It's so bizarre. I assume you haven't been back since they started pouring millions into "rehabbing" its image (read: statues... statues everywhere).

it also has better flight options than kosovo obviously so it has a lot of cheap flights in/out of the region

goobster  ·  258 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That brick building in the back right is more of what I remember... with tall concrete Soviet-era towers... and it always seemed to have snowed a few weeks earlier, and the snow was all shitty with smog and road grime...

But there were heavenly pastries!!