Monday Hike: May 21, 2012

Since the first time I joined my new friends on Monday hikes, the hikes have continued uninterrupted.  Unfortunately our hiking guru, Lyubov, injured her knee forcing her to stop hiking for next several months.  This Monday was our group's first hike without Lyubov.  We took a new trail up Vodno that was marked with red and yellow trail markers (from the trailhead near the Swiss Residence to middle Vodno) and returned down.  The hike up was pretty steep in places as shown in the first photo.  At middle Vodno, we took a break for macchiatos.  The weather was gray, of course.  Despite the cool air, we sweated through the steep portions.

Anjeanette, Jasmina, and Viera
Macchiato Break
The trail down
Last night I met Olivera (my landlady) at the nearby Police Station to register my most recent entry into Macedonia.  All went well despite the fact that I have come and gone several times without re-registering since my initial registration when we moved into our apartment in January.  

Dan also found out that his Visa will be ready for pickup in Washington DC.  He will fly to DC on May 28 and return to Macedonia on June 1.


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