I spent the weekend in a village called Osoj, which means something like 'a place in the shade'. It's mostly full of vikendici - basically, weekend houses - both those of families from the village who live and work elsewhere, or those who built cottage there for the view.
This is the nearby Torbashi (or Macedonian Muslim) village.
The pointy peak on the left is the highest mountain in Macedonia, Mt. Korab. Just beyond it is the Albanian border.The baba - grandmother - of my friend at the vikendica stuffed us with cheese pie and homemade rakija.
An old tree in the mountains above Osoj, which we passed while on a mushroom hunt.