Travel Blogs from Skopje, Macedonia

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"The Most Australian Thing, Ever"

A travel blog entry by melissa96

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... 000Euro... money that could probably be better spent.  Now the Balkans LOVE  a bit of inter-national contests, but Macedonia just wants to beat everyone at seriously everything. Take for example, the Alexander the Great fountain that cost over ...

Day 60 - Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Day 60 - Skopje

A travel blog entry by fcardoso

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... 2h29min Total ascent height: 153 m Today was supposed to be a resting day but my friend Ivana convince me to visit a canyon near Skopje called Matka. We got a lot of rain and after visiting I left my bike to the mechanics for replacing the hub of the ...

The Mother of all Train Trips, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

The Mother of all Train Trips

A travel blog entry by alicecrabtree

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... later, in an alcohol-induced sleep, we were woken by customs officers at the Macedonian border demanding passports and visas. For Macedonia, EU residents and New Zealanders (why kiwis?!) can pass freely without a visa. Australians could buy one cheaply at ...

NIGHT BUS TO SOFIA VIA SKOPJE, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

NIGHT BUS TO SOFIA VIA SKOPJE

A travel blog entry by hardiek

Pictures for "Hypertravel: 100 Countries in 2 Years (Backpackers' Guide to the World and the Soul)" by Hardie Karges, more info available at ...

Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Skopje

A travel blog entry by leann-robyn

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Skopje Round 2, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Skopje Round 2

A travel blog entry by ericrg

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... they had had enough of tourists and some of the people seemed to resent the huge flow of tourists that drive their economy. Macedonia was the exact opposite. They never have tourists(in fact, you should have heard all the Greeks asking us "Where are ...

Day 59 - Prizren to Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Day 59 - Prizren to Skopje

A travel blog entry by fcardoso

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... time: 7h32min Total altitude height: 1271 m Today I had to climb again up to 1500 m to reach the border of Kosovo with Macedonia. Then the stage was flat but with a lot of wind against!!! I arrived early to Skopje and visited a little bit the center ...

They call it

They call it "the fake city"

A travel blog entry by george-v-embden

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... 11 months does to you. Our nature guru was unleashed when we caught a bus up to the Matka lake. Only 30 minutes away from Skopje, it's easy to get to for those that need a break from the city slicking life. The path hugs the lake and winds itself ...

Arrival in Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Arrival in Skopje

A travel blog entry by fatduck

... trash dropped it as they walked along, wherever they happened to be (after two days, we have the impression that littering Macedonia's national pasttime). Trash lies everywhere, and we can't imagine why. Apart from the smog in Skopje, this is a beautiful ...

Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Skopje

A travel blog entry by fatduck

... a museum on Gotse Delchev, the IMRO and the Ilinden Uprising. The museum has many artifacts from that turbulent time before modern Macedonia's birth, and along with Macedonian text is an English translation. A woman who spoke French invited us to take our ...

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, Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM) travel blog

Skopje

A travel blog entry by pomonabike

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... readers will already know about my fascination with foreign toilets and showers and the fact that they are designed for legless pygmys. Skopje is no different. The toilet is positioned so close to the sink that only one cheek can use the seat and the ...

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 ...

Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Macedonia

A travel blog entry by lukeandbelinda

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... beautiful Macedonia is and also contact his sister. The town Ohridis situated on a lake that is the border point between Albania and Macedonia and is surrounded by mountains. Our hotel was in part of the 'Old Town’ which is on a small mountain ...

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 ...

Settling into the Balkan, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Settling into the Balkan

A travel blog entry by tanya.lesiuk

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... :) Luxury does come in the simplest forms during shoestring travel.    I'd have to say yesterday was my favourite day here in Skopje thus far. In the early afternoon I met up with a couch surfer, who I found out knew one of the guys working at ...

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