Flat Stanley really enjoys exploring ancient ruins and climbing on things!
Continuing my adventures with Flat Stanley… this week we went up to the top of Mount Vodno. Locals are always asking if I have been up yet and if I’ve hiked any trails. I decided for my first trip I’d stick with a taxi and the cable car. The views from the top were amazing… Continue reading Mount Vodno & the Millennium Cross
My nephew sent me his Flat Stanley to take on adventures over the next 3 months. It has been a good motivator to plan trips (which feels risky in pandemic times) and play tourist in Skopje. One of my intentions in the new year is to spend less time doing school work on the weekends… Continue reading Adventures with Flat Stanley
The head of secondary school gave a walking tour from the heroes statue (Alexander the Great) across the stone bridge through the old bazaar and back to a delicious Italian restaurant. I learned so much about the history of Skopje. Macedonia has only been independent for 30 years. I heard her first hand account of… Continue reading A Tour of the Old Bazaar from a local
1. Warm clothes recommended by friends – snow boots and keeping my ears warm are essential! And a friend who used to live in Europe told me about fleece lined leggings 🥰 This Texas girl did NOT know about wearing tights under my trousers or wearing winter socks. Thankfully Japan taught me about Heat Tech!… Continue reading What is Saving My Life in 2022
My first trip to Lake Ohrid was was wonderful from the moment the driver picked me up on Friday afternoon. I invited another teacher to join me, and the 2 1/2 hour car ride was a great chance to get to know her and enjoy endless views of green hills and mountains. Our driver was… Continue reading Lake Ohrid
I’m in Skopje, Macedonia starting a new teaching adventure! I decided that this transition was a great time to revive blogging. I hope to share about life in Skopje and about my travels in the region. I have learned a lot from my previous international moves and that combined with helpful people here in Macedonia… Continue reading Back to blogging
This was my first week of work at my new school. There is always a lot to learn in a new school and a new country- but COVID protocols adds an extra layer of new learning. EVERYTHING is very different from Tokyo, but I was ready for a change. The school really made an effort… Continue reading New Beginnings