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This story was written by a friend of Bluelou. By request, the identity has been removed from the article.
You know I was just starting to get used to Beijing when that old Louis stuffed me into an envelope. Sure was dark in there. I remember being shuffled around a lot. When the envelope was opened Louis was nowhere to be found. Instead this friend of Louis introduced himself to me. He used to work with Louis in Tanzania and Jamaica. Louis' friend has worked in Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, India, Jamaica, Mauritania, Senegal, Tanzania, Turkey, and Uganda. Whew, these guys travel more than I do.
Anyway, right now Lou's friend is working in Skopje, F.Y.R. Macedonia fixing up the U.S. Embassy. If you don't remember Macedonia is the next-door neighbor to the country of Kosovo. We have all heard many terrible things happening over there now haven't we. Lou's friend recently went to Kosovo and said it was real sad to see the mass graves of people killed in the conflict along with much property damage caused by angry people. Lou's friend promised not to take me over there if I acted appropriately.
Macedonia is a very small country located North of Greece. The country is mountainous and has several big lakes where people go in the summers. Macedonia is rich in ancient history as it was one of the oldest crossroads that connected Europe with Asia. Do you remember hearing about Alexander The Great in your history books? Well he was born in Macedonia. The Roman Empire occupied this land before Christ was born. And that leads me into our pictures of Roman artifacts.