Archive for July 21st, 2014

Weekend working in Skopje

Monday, July 21st, 2014

My first week working has been quit busy, it seemed I missed working so much that I worked through the whole weekend, ha! 🙂

Not so bad as it may sound though, as I worked from Skopje, Macedonia (or formally F.Y.R.O.M.), though that sounds more exotic as it was; unfortunately there wasn’t any time to see much of the city other than the 5 minute walk from hotel to office and back (plus some occasional restaurants for lunch and dinner and a bar or two for a beer or two on Saturday 🙂 )

There are some amazing buildings along the river as you can see below. The historic structures gave me a ‘Rome-like’ feeling, though the truth is far from it; everything has been built only in the past years (!) giving Skopje a brand new city skyline for uhhh a lousy 500 million euro (!!). One could conclude that Skopje does extremely well in the ranks of wealthy places on earth, but that ain’t true; unemployment is high and wages are low; waiters for instance earn just 5-8 euro, a day!!

Still, Skopje left a great impression and I hope to see a bit more when I am back mid August for work. 🙂



QOTD July 21 2014

Monday, July 21st, 2014

William Hazlitt: “The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.”