Marina Godinez, YES abroad student Macedonia shared her experience of visiting Struga Vevchani and Ohrid in her own words:
“This past weekend , we went to Struga , Vevčani, and Ohrid. Unfortunately, our second time in Struga was also diminished by the bad weather but visiting the American Corner was great as always. It’s so cool to see what people are actually gaining and learning from this institution.
Vevchani was so much fun, we danced and learned the local “oro” and learned a lot about old traditions only done in Vevchani. Living in Skopje, it’s easy to get caught up in a very modern part of Macedonia.
Ohrid was gorgeous as always, and we got sun! I highly recommend spending more time at St. Naum- one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been in my life. The bay of bones was also incredible , I had no idea that there was ancient history in Ohrid dating all the way to the bronze age. It was great to have alumni with us in all the cities because they are usually our friends and know the best places to eat and have coffee!”