Christmas Eve!!! And I didn’t have any plans whatsoever, it felt so GOOD. Complete FREEDOM … except the haircut at noon I booked over FB.
Breakfast is for me the most important meal of the day and I had no plans whatsoever to make it myself. So what do they have for breakfast in North Macedonia???
Boulevard Makedonij is full of cafes and restaurants, but cafes only have cakes … and restaurants start serving international breakfasts around 10-11am. It’s a bit too late for me.
But only a few steps from my entrance I found an eatery by the name ” KOFFEIN” – a very popular place, they have anything from toasted sandwiches, wraps, hamburgers and pancakes on the menu – but because I was so early 9.30am they could only serve me toasted sandwiches or pancakes. The nice young man that was there most mornings … offered me freshly orange/lime/lemon juice, the first morning.
For the first time in my life did I had French fries for breakfast, but I had it 6 times more, no problem … not even with the mayonnaise that comes with them.
So “KOFFEIN” became my breakfast hang-out every morning. I eat through the toasted sandwiches menu, totally forgotten about the pancakes that were very popular. Their coffee is from Portugal … EXCELLENT!!
Every morning around 10.30 two very nice gentlemen met up over a cup of coffee at a table next to mine, the same table every morning. Both of them were friends since they study to become architects and both ended up in Germany after the exam.
Because of my big problems with my feet and walking, I had with help of Google, found I hair salon with fantastic feedback, just 5 min from my apartment. I took contact over FB with the owner and he could help me at noon.
I crossed one main road too much… and ended up lost, but with help of the nice and friendly people in Skopje I found it in time, SENER Hair Vip Studio.
The owners, such a lovely couple …. she talked a little bit English, her husband very good and their teenage son even better.
I had many fantastic international haircuts, but I must admit that he gave me one of the best.
His wife does all the beauty treatment. He had got his hair product range launched with the German drugstore chain, DM in their stores in Macedonia, which is a huge thing.
Had a fantastic time with the family at their salon, it was like we had been friends for a long time. Will go back this Christmas too.
The afternoon I spent at DM store at the City Trade Center mall, just behind my apartment … it’s a small and open shopping mall. Did some research regarding my incontinence (aftermath after my cancer treatment) and what pads were available for me to buy in Macedonia.
It’s really a huge problem for me when I travel. Because if there wasn’t any suitable I had to bring an extra bag for my TENA pads, but DM have one that is suitable for me.
I did some grocery shopping and before returning to the apartment, I enjoyed my first cake out of six at The Bistro, which became my favourite of them all.
All establishments asked if I had Vaccine Pass .. but I never had to show it and a bottle of hand sanitiser on at every table. – everywhere!!!! Of course, face masks when entering and moving around inside.
I got a very nice Christmas Eve in Skopje … just the perfect amount of everything and no Christmas songs, hallelujah!!! But I must admit I missed this one!!!!!! LOoOoooOove it!
“Fear not, get your shot.”