Skopje: Mountains of Dawn

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THE DOGS OF LUST The light of dawn breaks over a neon cross on the hill as my train pulls into Skopje’s now ageing station elevated by design. It has seen better days but is still light years ahead of Belgrade’s decaying effort. From there stray dogs greet and follow me on my walk to my hostel. Elsewhere, Ferrell cats in garbage cans and the smell of summer garden fires are the enduring thoughts I’ll take with me from Skopje, capital of a country caught between the Russian trappings of…read more