Some Lady's House
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Staying in people's extra rooms... Jul 20, 2008
This was a room in someone's house, typical of that kind of accommodation here. You probably won't find this one, but it's representative of what to look for and what to expect. When you arrive, especially if you come by bus, there will be a several people at the station asking if you need a room. If you come by hired car, the drivers know all these people and can hook you up. Make sure to bargain a lot and agree on a price before you say yes. Agree on the price for the number of people (all of us, or each?) and the number of nights that it's for. It'll save a lot of misunderstandings later.
At Some Lady's House (I don't think they have names...) we were shown to a clean room with a bed and table. Landlady brought another little table in and kind of fussed over us a little. On the way in she shooed some oversized chickens out from under the table and showed us how to work the shared restroom. It was nice that it and the rooms were accessed from outside so you don't have to enter the rest of the house.
It was a sem-private room, so you walked through another room to get to it. It was separated by some French doors. Since it had only lace curtains,we added a blanket for extra privacy. There are three rooms, and the other two were rented to maybe 15 teenagers on summer break. They weren't too noisy, but there were a lot of them for one toilet, and they sort of never left, they just hung around the yard all day. Landlady kind of rode herd on them, shushing them if they got to noisy, warning them not to mess with our stuff. The only thing we didn't like was that our interior room was kind of airless and hot since it had no windows, if you wanted to close the door for privacy. It's also quite a walk to the lake, about 25 minutes.
In the morning, Landlady made us coffee, set up a table for us, and put an umbrella over us when the sun came out. There's an outdoor sink and clothesline which we were really grateful for for washing our now stiff clothing... There are a couple tables with chairs in the grassy yard to hang out on, and a couple couches in the yard, one complete with shaggy pink faux fur.
These rooms are nice because you get to see how Macedonians live. It's certainly not like a hotel room (that kind of apartment is available too) but they're a little quieter and more private than a hostel dorm room. We had pretty good luck with this kind of room.
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