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Phespirit goes to F.Y.R. of Macedonia
Skopje     September 2006

AROUND F.Y.R. OF MACEDONIA

Map of F.Y.R. of Macedonia

1 Skopje

Upon arriving in Skopje, armed only with the 'Bradt Travel Guide to Macedonia' (borrowed from his local library), Phespirit's initial task was to find himself a hotel room for two nights.

First he tried the Hotel Dal Met Fu, on the first floor above the Dal Met Fu restaurant at the north end of Marshal Tito street. Walking through the restaurant he could not help but notice the prevalence of young attractive women waiting the tables. Upstairs in the hotel reception area, a beautiful, voluptuous young woman greeted him in perfect English and told him they had a room for only one of the two nights he needed ..... He left, practically in tears.

At the southern end of Marshal Tito street Phespirit tried the Hotel Bristol. Here, two stoic, greying, middle-aged men, seated behind a dull reception desk, impassively confirmed availability to a stoic, greying, middle-aged Phespirit. He was put in a dreary, functional room behind a fading façade, with building works directly outside.

(sigh)

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