Archive for July, 2007

Third letter from Bitola

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

July 2007 I’ve just learned that the Macedonian name of the wide pedestrian-only street the hotel is on translates into Broadway! It’s definitely the center of Bitolan life. Hundreds of people of all ages stroll up and down every evening, greeting friends or in the case of the younger set, greeting people they hope will […]

Second letter from Bitola

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

It’s been glorious the past couple of days – hot sun, cool dry air. Going to and from school I’ve deliberately walked in the sun instead of as I did earlier in the week desperately seeking shade. Because of the oppressive heat and humidity, I’ve been whacked after the four-hour classes. Now I understand why […]

First letter from Bitola

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

July 2007 This multi-carrier odyssey started with a United flight operated by US Air out of the American Airlines terminal at RDU and continued on Austrian Airlines from Dulles to Vienna. We hadn’t flown on Austrian before; the service is a little grim and officious, I’m sorry to say. Given a six-hour layover in the […]