Aside from night time flights with various stops in the Istanbul airport in the wee hours, I am filled with old sights which are new to me and meeting interesting people and enthusiastic music students. Today we have traveled to Bitola which is in the southwest region of the country. It is historic and beautiful. Minarets abound, alongside Eastern Orthodox churches.
The holocaust museum in Skopje is a 3 story gallery of photos and stories. This is my first time in Europe and that was my first time at a holocaust museum. It was very humbling.
Today in Bitola, we play for students in the day and a concert at a jazz club.