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Hi guys, I hope you had a great week, because mine sure was fantastic. We spent our days on Lake Ohrid, Macedonia which is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes. Do you even know where Macedonia is? You don’t… okay I’ll tell you. It is a little country bordering Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, and Montenegro. We had an amazing time touring the city on the shores of the lake.
Did you know the man Saint Clement who invented the Cyrillic Alphabet was from Ohrid? The Cyrillic Alphabet is used by over 250 million people all over the world. Every single letter of the Cyrillic Alphabet has it on unique sound. We also visited a place called the Bay of Bones which is a recreation of an old Macedonian village dating back to between 1,200 and 700 B.C. At this site they have found artifacts dating back to 2800 B.C. We visited the 2, 500 year old amazing churches filled with the most outstanding frescos (paintings) I have ever seen.
The next day we went on an amazing hike in the beautiful Galichia Mountains. The leaves were just starting to change from green to scarlet, golden, and orange which made it even more gorgeous. We went on a stunning boat ride and saw naked algae… awkward. We also went to their farmers market and saw the biggest cabbage I have ever seen. They were bigger than basketballs. One Macedonian treat that cannot be beat is the baklava. It is a sweet treat swimming in honey.
Something else very special and spooky happened this week… it was Halloween. In Macedonia no one celebrates Halloween so we got a lot of funny looks while we were walking through the village all dressed up in our costumes. I was a mouse with a bow tie…cheese please, Everest was Dracula… I want to suck your blood, Mom was a sheep… baaaa, and Dad was a crayon. We trick or treated at any door my mom could find and got some yummy candy. What’s your favorite type of candy? My favorite might have to be Twix… yumm. It truly was a spectacular week. Until next time Aubrey.
You can make a big difference when it comes to protecting the planet.
These 25 tips help conserve water; keep pollution out of oceans, rivers,
streams; and protect the animals that live there. You’re being blue to
1. Get Moving
Bike or walk as much as possible to keep car pollution from being absorbed into waterways.
2. Don’t Release Pets Into the Wild
Some pets and snakes are not native to the area where they are kept as pets. When nonnative animals are released into rivers, lakes, or streams, they can mess up the ecosystem.
Help clean up a river, lake, or beach.
4. Be a Water Monitor
Report leaks and drips at home and school.
5. Turn Off the Water
When you are brushing your teeth, turn off the tap.
6. Take Short Showers
Set a timer and see if you can get clean in five minutes.
7. Never Release Helium Balloons Into the Air
Balloons often fall into the water and animals mistake them for food.
8. Do Less Work
Wash only full loads in the dishwasher or washing machine.
9. Make Your Own Soap
Create new bars of soap by squishing together slivers of leftover bars of soap to keep small pieces of soap from slipping down the drain and entering waterways.
10. Don’t Use the Toilet as a Trash Can
Flushing things such as medicine may contaminate water sources. It also simply wastes water.