Nis is my last stop in Serbia. I took the bus to Skopje in the morning, there were two japanese ladies thought I'm Japanese owing to omamori(Japanese amulet) on my backpack. Really weird thing happened when passing border, I don't get any stamp!! Both exit stamp for Serbia and entry stamp for Macedonia neither. The bus was driving away from check-point, I was worried about getting trouble when leaving this country, I asked the other japanese ladies if they have it, they don't have its as well. It's first time I have no stamp anywhere, later I checked on internet, it looks common in Yugoslavia countries that no stamps, they even don't scan passport sometimes, just pretend taking you out for a while.
Skopje is small but beautiful city, a lot of fabulous architecture and statues in old town area, and the castle on the hill provide really good panoramic view and also historical Turkish area(Occupied by Ottoman for a lot time). At night, the view is much better than day time, the light shoot on the building and statues with excellent vibe. It is worth to be mentioned that Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, there are one her museum here.
Ohrid is a town beside Lake Ohrid really huge one, also mountains around. There is one beautiful church on the lake side isolated away from everything, one side is cliff another is hill, approaching from hill side, the mountains and lake are background of church, impressive view in my memory, and there is another big monastery has really interesting roof around 10 mins walk from church. The fortress on the top of hill, first day I arrived too late, it was almost close, second time I just skip it, I 'm a bit tired of castle for a while...aesthetic fatigue somehow.