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I certainly do not understand how the days went by in Prilep. So, this situation is nice for me as well as sad. Because, it means that time is going too fast.

Whatever, I went to Bitola this weekend to see another city of North Macedonia. The city has been one of the most important cities since the Ottoman times. Bitola is one of the largest cities in Macedonia and it is known as ‘Manastır’ in Turkey. Bitola is one of the oldest cities on the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia, havе been founded as Heraclea Lyncestis in the middle of the 4th century BC by Philip II of Macedon. The city was the last capital of Ottoman Rumelia, from 1836 to 1867.

Anyone who saw me in this country reminded me that I had to go to Atatürk's Military School. Of course, this place would be the first station. I set off from Prilep and bought our bus tickets to Bitola. Although it is a very short distance, you do not want  beautiful landscapes to end on the road. First of all, I came to Şirok Sokak in Bitola. After then, one of the city's famous food, I ate beans in the oven and this was overly delicious. If you can go to this city, you should eat this dish known as ‘Tavce Gravce’ in Macedonian. I was so excited about going to Bitola Museum and Ataturk’s School. Being in the place where the founder of our country Atatürk spent the most important times made me feel very good. Think about it! You are in a different country and the two countries have side-by-side flags. You can listen to a video about Ataturk’s life in Turkish. After visiting the Bitola Museum, we spent time in Şirok Sokak, which was gorgeous, small and I felt close to myself.


I stayed at my friend's house, he is a volunteer from Turkey in Bitola with my friend from Prilep. When we arrive in this city, we wanted to try the Trilece. Trilece is so famous and a known dessert in Turkey. Finally, I came to a place where Trilece is the most famous dessert. My friends took us to a beautiful place where we could eat, and we ate that dessert. I felt so good because this city and foods were perfect. The city was covered with mountains and there were no multi-storey buildings, so it looked even more cute. Also, my friend showed us hospitality very warmly and now it is time to return to my city, Prilep.

The location of Prilep is almost in the middle of the country. There are also many large and beautiful parks in the country. You don't have to go long distances to walk. I like this situation very much because the spring months and summer months can be very comfortable by walking or jogging. I'm getting more and more used to Prilep and North Macedonia. I know living in Macedonia would be easier for me after learning Macedonian language.

After a weekend trip, office life is full of energy for me. Because the idea of doing something for children is reviving to life me. So I don't feel any fatigue and this is great for me. My mentors and their energies keeping me alive. I hope I share my new writings with you from different cities of this country.


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