Sunday, July 16, 2017

Skopje: Bushi Spa

At the first event I attended after moving to Skopje, I met a dentist who mentioned that she and her daughter (who was about the same age as my daughter) enjoy going on spa weekends to Bulgaria.

A spa weekend in Bulgaria?!

This sounded like a splendid idea. 

Ever since that conversation, the idea was in the back of my mind.

At another event, I mentioned to an acquaintance that we were thinking about planning a girls spa weekend in Bulgaria, and the response was "Why Bulgaria when there are so many nice spas in Skopje?  Why not the Marriott? Or Bushi??"

Well, at the time, we wanted to go on one excursion per month to explore the Balkan Peninsula.  Our goal was to visit all of the countries that bordered Macedonia. (Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Greece) 

We wanted to plan a weekend trip to Bulgaria  - and a spa weekend (in advance of the parliamentary elections there) sounded perfect. (See this blog post about Sandanski spa weekend)

When one of our friends -- THANKS, Gjyla! - later invited us to Bushi Spa & Resort in Skopje we jumped at the suggestion, as we had heard so many wonderful things about the spa. 

As it turned out, on the day that we visited the spa, we had been walking all over Skopje in the cold rain (that was the day we visited the Zoo - blog post about our visit to the zoo) -- and so the salt room, the Finnish sauna,the jacuzzi, and the heated sun chairs -- were all the more relaxing.

Now I can understand why someone would wonder why we would go to Bulgaria to do what one could do right in Skopje.  We are feeling very blessed that we had the opportunities to do both!

Here is the website for Bushi:

Here is the Bushi facebook page:

the jacuzzi felt especially relaxing after our day walking around Skopje in the cold rain - thanks Gjyla!
these heated sun chairs are our favorite

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