I didn’t do much shopping in Japan, but the few things I bought are my favorite things to wear these days. They remind me of Japan and I have been missing it every day.
Summer is beautiful! It hasn’t rained in Gothenburg for three weeks. It is sunny, warm and really nice. We are getting exhausted because we can’t help being outdoors all the time and doing all the things we are not able to do in horrible weather. We just simply cannot be indoors when it is sunny (I even found myself saying ‘it would be nice if it rains for a while, so we might finally get a break’, but then I shut myself up).
I received a lovely present from a friend who visited Gothenburg last week. It is a beautiful paper box from Kağıthane [House of Paper], which has even more fun stuff inside. As soon as I opened the box, I flipped it over and took everything out. Then I thought of checking the papers inside, and found out that every of them has a message. There are 365 pieces of paper inside, which means that you have a fun message for every day of the year!
We spent the last day of our vacation in Skopje. The city has been the capital of Macedonia since the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991. Skopje has a very deep history from 4000 BC, but most of the history was destroyed by the earthquake in 1963, as well as the life of people.
If I hadn’t seen the mountains surrounding Ohrid Lake, I would easily think that it is a sea rather than a lake. Ohrid is a small town in Macedonia. There are 365 churches in the historical city, and this makes it the holy land of the Balkans.
Barış, Yafen and I decided to join our friends Jordanka and Nikola when they were visiting their families in Macedonia. On the last three days of their visit, we flew to the capital Skopje and joined them there.