[423] 2020-01-26 Toward Plateau

Kumanovo ~ Rugintse
23km

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1. I met a herd of sheep.

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2. Today is the first day of 4-days’ course up to the border. In this course, the shelter is 60 km ahead and I have to come back to the starting point by transportation.

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3. I started from the village in front of my shelter.

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4. There is a long slope crossing the village.

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5. There was a grave park in the vicinity of the village.

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6. I was climbing up the plateau region.

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7. I felt gloomy at the news of pneumonia in Woohan of China. This epidemic seems not to be common. I was worried about Korean peninsula including Jejoo. This region I am walking in, is not a tourist attraction. For the time being, I would walk the region, which is far away from tourist visiting. Therefore, I am not worried that much.

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8. We witness continuous happending of global disasters such as nuclear accident in Fukushima, and forest fire in Austrailia. Where are the humans headed?

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9. This empty house falls into decay. It is characteristics of the humans that people live together without isolation.

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12. This is a high-ranking restaurant which has both hotel and spa. This is the only restaurant in this area, and it is far from the road. I have walked 2 km to come to this restaurant.

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13. I ordered chicken stew which was named after the name of this restaurant.

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14.

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15. I crossed this kind of valley several times.

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16. The water quality was good and clear.

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17. I saw a herd of sheep at mountain ridge over the village.

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18.

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19. I followed a small road which Google Map guided.

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20. Demolished bridge.

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21. There was a space which was so narrow that only one person could pass by grasping the wall in the left-hand side.

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23. I ate snack and had rest at this place. The altitude was over 500 meters.

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24. I started to walk again, and I met a herd of sheep.

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25.

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26. Today’s course was not that long. But I was a little bit tired because I had to go up and down the hill several times.

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27. Finally I arrived at destination, Rugintse village, over 3:30 in the afternoon. The name was on the map, but I could not find houses. I have waited about 30 minutes but there was no bus coming. I started to make hand signal for the private car which may do business as taxi. Soon a private car stopped.

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28. This private car was not a car for business, but he expected some payment. I said “300 deneri (6,000 Korean won)”. He said, “OK”.

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29. I came back to the same restaurant of yesterday.

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30. Today, I tried smoked meat of pig. The price including special salad was 400 denari.

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31. They were singing merrily with the musician who played the accordion.



Categories: 16. Republic of Macedonia, Course and Diary

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