Monday, December 19, 2005
St. Nicholas is a mountaineer
What a wonderful hike we had today with my friend Alojz! We went to climb Vodno, a mountain right next to Skopje which is not very high but pretty steep. It was all covered with snow and the sights were gorgeous, the sun shining gold, warm colours. It was great to leave the grayness and the noise of the city and to enjoy the silence of the mountain. And when we reached the top expecting to find no one and the mountain home as we called it closed, inside we found a bunch of 10-15 people celebrating the day of St. Nicholas. They immediately invited us to join the feast with fish, beans, home-made bread, wine which we didnt refuse of course. A friendly bunch of mountaineers. Lovely!