marble lake prilep

The breathtaking marble lake near Prilep

For those of you who enjoy offroad experiences, and try to have them on a budget, Macedonia is a dream come true. With adventure opportunities aplenty, especially during spring and summer, you’ll find serene and picturesque scenery waiting to be discovered. Most of the attraction sites are offering a combination of activities, where you can… Read more »

macedonian currency - denars

Macedonian Currency – The Macedonian Denar (MKD)

Using a foreign currency is puzzling enough for many people, that it can legitimately degrade your traveling experience. For this purpose, we take a look at the official Macedonian currency, which is the Macedonian denar, and cover the history, conversion rates to USD, EUR, CHF, and provide some context for the value of each coin… 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 »

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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 »

Robinson Sunset House, Ohrid – Review

Whatever else might be said, Ohrid is the tourism capital of Macedonia. During the summer season, the region would transform and attract thousands of people from all around the globe. The hospitality offer, luckily, is on par with the ever increasing demand, and dozens of accommodation facilities are dotting the map. Hostels and apartment villas,… Read more »

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Rekord Hostel, Skopje – Review

If you are looking for budget accommodation in Skopje, hostels are a convenient substitute for pricey hotel bookings. And with the rental industry taking off, they too had to step up their game, offering more comfort at lower prices. Rekord Hostel, as described in this review, is among the highest rated accommodation facilities in the… 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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »