Travel Blogs from Skopje, Macedonia

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Our Balkan Bayram Adventure, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Our Balkan Bayram Adventure

A travel blog entry by koppers

... it takes me to actually upload all the photos and write entries, I thought it would be a good idea to type up a quick recap now. Macedonia: We started our trip in Macedonia, where we spent a mere two and a half days. We flew into Skopje, the capital city, ...

Moving on!, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Moving on!

A travel blog entry by whk2006

Okay, finally I am moving on with my trip. Leaving the breezy Lake Ohrid behind, I am continue to the capital of Macedonia - ...

Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Skopje

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Skopje ...

A Sweaty and Sunny Sabah in Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

A Sweaty and Sunny Sabah in Skopje

A travel blog entry by koppers

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... ."  From there we slowly made our way to the carsija, the city's old bazaar. Like the rest of the Balkan countries, Macedonia was under the control of the Ottomans for over 500 years. It wasn't until relatively recently (1912) that it was returned to ...

Balkans-bound, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Balkans-bound

A travel blog entry by koppers

... at the map and considering the logistics. It seemed like it would make the most sense to fly into either Tirana (Albania) or Skopje (Macedonia). The flights were a bit cheaper to Skopje, and the onward travel appeared to be a bit more logical, so that's ...

Skopzophrenic, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Skopzophrenic

A travel blog entry by cadkinsca

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I don't know where to start, which is appropriate because Skopje doesn't know when to stop.  Skopje is the capital of Macedonia, which bloodlessly achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 (along with Slovenia and Montenegro) because ...

A little hidden gem, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

A little hidden gem

A travel blog entry by adambrownell

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... which took close to 11 hours and was only supposed to take 6, nothing we weren't used to by now! Luckily for us, Skopje was amazing and Macedonia for us was a great experience. The place was cheap, the people welcoming, plenty to see and do...and that was ...

Istanbul?, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Istanbul?

A travel blog entry by kally563

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... would do better to compete for "New Istanbul" if only it weren't so much smaller than that city. That said, I really liked Macedonia's capital, its vendor lined bridge and its labryinthine streets, and I think if you moved Prague south and eat, this is ...

Last stop: Macedonia!, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Last stop: Macedonia!

A travel blog entry by pickledaardvark

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... dark, with mountain scenery and lots of switchbacks and tunnels. Shortly after dark, there was a long delay at the Greece/Macedonia border, whilst border control came through the train. The Macedonian Border Police were the most intimidating we had met; ...

RIP Couch-surfing.com, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

RIP Couch-surfing.com

A travel blog entry by tennis_tom

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... your disasterous economy. Im sure if you asked Alexander the Great which economy he'd rather be a part of, he'd definitely choose Macedonia.  Anyway, the fountain was pretty spectacular and the focal point of the city's main square. We were wandering ...

Back to Skopje!, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Back to Skopje!

A travel blog entry by brandilinasue

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... now I can say that I have been to Greece!!! Even though there was not much to see, it was exciting. So, I crossed back into Macedonia and met Marija to leave. We then headed to a restaurant called Bure. It was in a house with the furniture made from ...

to Skopje,capital of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

to Skopje,capital of Macedonia

A travel blog entry by keplam

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... in forestry of West Balkans I attended workshops "How to successfully make a project" and " How to make an event" in Skopje,capital of Macedonia. How I didn't know a lot about this subjects it was quite interesting to listen and to have a workshops about ...

Planes,Planes....please no more planes, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Planes,Planes....please no more planes

A travel blog entry by brandilinasue

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First day here, arrived about 3:50pm which is almost 9am Indiana time. I am not so much jet lagged but just plain wore out from traveling. Marija drove me around to see some sites before heading to her place, where I will call home for these next few ...

Matka Canyon - stunning place, wonderful day!, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Matka Canyon - stunning place, wonderful day!

A travel blog entry by pickledaardvark

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... deep and people come and scuba dive in there. By the time we got back from the boat trip, we had missed the bus back to Skopje I had intended to catch, so we ate in the restaurant - quite expensive, but good food and we only had a couple of days left in ...

Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Skopje

A travel blog entry by dhrycun

      The bus ride to Macedonia was a bit of a ride. Turns out its about 14 hours, which is not so bad, but you go through Kosovo and then the Macedonian border, which means you have to get your passport checked two times. And its ...

Last Night!, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Last Night!

A travel blog entry by brandilinasue

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Wednesday:    Spending my last 2 days here, I realized that I have been here for almost a month. Time does really fly by when you are having fun. This day I didn't do anything but just rested. I was preparing myself to get ready to go home. I ...

Brief visit to Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Brief visit to Macedonia

A travel blog entry by radsolv

... , the other finished first zear law school. Pleasant interesting conversation. Exchange e mails, took photo of them. Arrive in Skopje capital of Macedonia 5 AM not at bus terminal. No idea where to stay. Helpful Macedonian Armz sergeant guides me to ...

Come to Dinner!, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Come to Dinner!

A travel blog entry by brandilinasue

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     Today, well we didn't do a whole lot for the first part of the day. We took Angela out again. This time we decided to go to the very popular mall called Ramstore. This is the same mall that they go to get their groceries late at ...

A laundry fiasco, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

A laundry fiasco

A travel blog entry by laura1

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... nbsp; About 5 minutes after my clothes had been moved from the washer to the dryer, the power went out.  Macedonia doesn't have regular power outages like Albania, so this wasn't expected by anyone.  The girl working at the hostel was ...

Day 101: Into Macedonia (or FYROM if you're Greek), Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Day 101: Into Macedonia (or FYROM if you're Greek)

A travel blog entry by dbadgery

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Early morning (6am) train from Thessaloniki through vinyards, although walking may well have been quicker Walk round Macedonia's capital and many cups of ...

Coming back!, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Coming back!

A travel blog entry by brandilinasue

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... ; Back home we unpacked, Marija started laundry and took showers. It was very nice to have hot water this time. Today is Macedonia's Independance Day, they don't do much for it in this household, but there was something going on down at the center square. ...

New faces!, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

New faces!

A travel blog entry by brandilinasue

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     Today, well after traveling you pretty much don't want to do anything. I didn't do much, I got up around 10 am and just laid around. Marija was busy doing laundry and cleaning - She is a very good friend, she does my ...

Get me from the Greek!, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Get me from the Greek!

A travel blog entry by tennis_tom

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... for buses. 4 bus companies and several complete bitches later we managed to find a bus at 5.30 that went directly to Skopje! VICTORY!!! We kissed and caressed the tickets like our first born and then skipped off to see what else Thessalonika had to ...

First Day, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

First Day

A travel blog entry by brandilinasue

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... Turli Tava, consisted potatoes, beef, onions, green beans. They say it was the most traditional dish that you can get in Macedonia. Pindzur was served with our bread. It was like a green salsa only not hot. In the restarunte they had ...

Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Skopje

A travel blog entry by ced

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The nicest flag in the world, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

The nicest flag in the world

A travel blog entry by tennis_tom

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We had a lovely lazy day in Macedonia. After some professional faffing around in our awesome private dorm room, we exited to excitedly go check out what Skopje had to offer, finally! We headed over the central bridge into the old town. It was pretty ...

Knowledge, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Knowledge

A travel blog entry by brandilinasue

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... people just come and enjoy it.        From there we went to Muzeo Na Makedonija- Museum of Macedonia. The museum is set up by centuries and very educational if you have no idea what century things happened and who took over ...

skopje et ohrid, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

skopje et ohrid

A travel blog entry by michlac

mÍme le blogue est en retard car il ne reconnait pas wncorw le kocovo comme un pays... j,ai quitte prizren ce matin car il y a bien peu a visiter... je suis rendu a ckopje la capitale de la macedoine ou il n.y a pas grand chosw a voir non plus, ou le ...

Mid-week...., Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Mid-week....

A travel blog entry by brandilinasue

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... wanted to go home and watch the 'football" game that was happening right here in Skopje. The football( Soccer) game was between Macedonia and Holland. I like watching soccer, ever since my brother played in high school. ...

Last Week!!!, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Last Week!!!

A travel blog entry by brandilinasue

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... I probably wouldn't get it again. Coming to the end, Zoran made a speech. He told me that he was very glad that I came here to Macedonia and he was very grateful that we had opened our home to Marija when she was in the states. He wished that he could've ...

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