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May 24, 2014 - Love in the air
Supposedly it's illegal to ride a motorcycle without a helmet here. A rule, I had read, which is actually enforced. Maybe someone didn't tell the Macedonians that? I gawp in horror as a young man barrels down the road outside my hotel on his motorbike. No helmet. Not the first time, but still shocks me. I'm sitting on the wall outside my hotel waiting for my taxi to arrive. For some reason I chose a hotel located as far out of town as it possibly could be, and I'm not up for walking into town in this heat. So it's a good job the taxi fare...Jump to full entry
May 23, 2014 - The wheels on the bus...
The air is filled with a loud hissing sound from the labouring aircon, although not quite loud enough to drown out the groaning of the engine, the squeaking of the suspension. The old bus seems to be protesting at every rotation of its wheels. I listen to the hissing from above my head and idly wonder if we're about to feature in the wildly less dramatic, sister film to Snakes on a Plane: Snakes on a Bus. I'm beginning to feel sick from the stench of exhaust fumes that permeates the interior of the bus, and I can feel my body jolting along...Jump to full entry
Oct 11, 2012 - Bitola - Macedonia
Nesta viagem são as seguintes nacionalidades pelas quais já passámos, algumas são curiosas...: Romenos, noruegueses ( tem tudo a ver ...), brasileiros, franceses, albaneses,alemães... Não passamos por italianos, porque há imensos por estas zonas, sobretudo na Macedonia, e reconhecem bem o italiano. Saímos de Ohrid sem grandes planos definidos. A ideia é começar a descer para Sul, em direcção à Grécia e Bítola é uma cidadezinha macedónia que calha a caminho e está quase colada à fronteira grega. As fronteiras entre a Macedonia e a Grécia não...Jump to full entry