Before I left the newspaper, one of my favorite coworkers gave a writing workshop that doubled as a plea for me to stay/educational session about Macedonia.
The presentation included men with beards, opium fields, some hilarious Balkan anime characters and the fun fact that Macedonia’s flag has won contests for most beautiful flag in the world.
Most of the information was silly, but the Macedonian flag is the real, beautiful deal. Our Peace Corps country director just informed us that our flag is up against the United Kingdom to be crowned best looking. The Macedonian flag is really, really, ridiculously good-looking, so feel free to cast your vote and help us win!