The Roman Aqueduct near Skopje

If you are looking for a piece of history, that’s been greatly preserved and conveniently located near the capital, an impressive brick and stone structure awaits. An archeological site 2km from central Skopje, the village of Vizbegovo is home to one of the last remaining aqueducts on the Balkan Peninsula. Offering great photo opportunities and… Read more »

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Struga Poetry Evenings

Starting around the end of August, Struga Poetry Evenings is crowning the Macedonian cultural scene for the summer. Established back in 1961 it is perhaps the oldest international poetry festival. The humble beginnings, it seems, were never a hurdle to international acclaim. Over the years, the festival grew to one of the most important poetic… Read more »

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Macedonian Holidays – a Comprehensive Guide

When you observe the hospitable and welcoming predisposition of Macedonian citizens, curiosity strikes right away – I wonder how these people are celebrating their holidays, how many they actually have, and to what degree these obstruct the normal flow of everyday commerce, business and administration? The handy guide below lists all of the public Macedonian… Read more »

Nightlife in Skopje

The nightlife in Skopje can easily accommodate almost every taste. It is a kaleidoscope run wild, including a combination of fancy bars, nightclubs, restaurants and kafanas. An image emporium of events and people, music and atmosphere, where you get to combine different places in one unforgettable experience. In this article, though aiming to describe the… Read more »

Religion in Macedonia

Located in the center of the Balkan Peninsula, and being at the focal point of many geopolitical events, Macedonia has a rich cultural heritage. A small country, and therefore susceptible to foreign influence, Macedonia adopted many customs, cultural décor and religion. The article ahead will describe the religion in Macedonia, putting in context what you… Read more »

The Balkan Lynx in Macedonia

Considered to be a national symbol, and placed on the back of the 5 denar coin, the Macedonian wildcat, the Balkan lynx, is one of the rarest animals in the world. Around 100 specimens are believed to be scattered around the Balkans, most of which inhabit the National Park Mavrovo. Facing a real threat of… Read more »

Sharplaninec – The Macedonian Shepherd Dog

Ingenious to this region, the Macedonian shepherd dog is perhaps the most characteristic embodiment of the rough yet breathtaking Macedonian landscape. With thick fur, and independent disposition, it perfectly symbolizes the formidable mountain terrain. Known by many names, its origin can be tracked to the Sar Mountains, where this gorgeous animal has been a livestock… Read more »

Macedonian handicrafts

Macedonia is a country where tradition carries a lot of weight. The cultural expression, more or less, thrives by paying homage to traditional and ethnic elements. So it goes that Macedonian music, architecture, even food, stylistically tilt towards the past – being its mirror, teaching us volumes about Macedonian history and tradition. And if there… Read more »

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City Inn Apartments, Ohrid – Review

Being the most frequented tourist destination in Macedonia, Ohrid welcomes a huge influx of people throughout the summer season. Looking back in retrospect, we can see that the entrepreneurial spirit of this small town is on par with the increased demand for accommodation. Hotels quickly took the backseat, leaving room for family run businesses like… Read more »

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Skopje Hostel, Skopje – Review

The Skopje hostel scene has matured well throughout the years, and there are several renowned accommodation facilities dotting the map. This review covers one of them, and does so in depth, going over aspects such as location, staff, price, and general view of the place. The venue in question is Skopje Hostel, which is one… Read more »