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  • views

    Ohrid Favorites

    During our 4 days in Ohrid the light over Lake Ohrid and the old town was always fascinating at around dusk, when the sky was darkening and turning into red colours. A walk along the promenade Kej Marshal Tito towards the old town and the harbour at this time of the day offered many photo opportunities of brilliant light plays in the sky and...

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  • Walking Around

    Skopje Favorites

    Start walking from the Fortress KALE (10th-11th century), moving to the church St Spas (lovely wood-carving, sth that Macedonia is famous for), then through the OLd-Bazaar, then Daut Pashin Amam (now an art-gallery, used to be as the name suggest Amam, public spa), and continue through the Stone Bridge, the square, have a cup of coffee (oh this is...

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  • the lake

    Ohrid Favorites

    Ohrid is located at the Lake Ohrid, which is one of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe. The lake is situated at a height of 695 m above sea level and it is surrounded by mountains of more than 2000 m. In 1979 the UNESCO declared the lake as a world heritage site. Ohrid is home to a wide and long lake promenade which leads from the harbour...

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  • City Views

    Skopje Favorites

    Just a picture of Main Square in Skopje- Makedonija Square! It has been actually renowated some 3 years ago, so this is quite a new look. It is very wide now, but I prefered the older "version" of city square .

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  • architecture

    Ohrid Favorites

    Among Ohrid's treasures is its UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE. The old two-story houses are tall, with eaves, rectangular wooden windows and massive nailed doors. Many are near the old town section near St. Sofia's church. One being, the House of the Kanevce Family. It has a tiny ground floor and two stories slightly bigger (pic # 1). It really looks like a...

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  • Skopje Facts & Figures

    Skopje Favorites

    Skopje , the Capital of Macedonia Standing on the banks of the Vardar River amid mountainous country, Skopje began as ancient Scupi. It became the capital of the district of Dardania (part of the Roman province of Moesia Superior) under the emperor Diocletian in the 4th century. In 518 it was totally destroyed by an earthquake. A brief Slav...

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  • Kameni Most/The Old Stone Bridge

    Skopje Favorites

    Here is a closeup of the rebuilt bridge still under construction. Right now it is a *pain* to get to the carsija as the bridge is closed to pedestrian traffic. . The bottom photo is of the National Theatre -- all cleaned up and grafitti-free.

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  • Traffic signs.

    In Macedonia you have another language alphabeth and that is like the Russian, the khyrylic and if you dont have knowledge about reading it, it will be difficult. But every car driver is lucky, all the traffic signs are written in two different alphabeth, also tha latin too.

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  • Bitola

    Bitola is said to be the Town of the Consuls. It has a long and rich history. The town was situated on the well known Roman road Via Ignatia which connected the towns on the Adriatic Coast with those on the Aegean Sea. Having a favorable geographical position enabled Bitola to be a significant economic, administrative, diplomatic and cultural...

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  • BARGALA-archaeological sity

    Bargala was a fortified town constructed between the 4th and 6th century, a period spanning Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium. It is located 20 km northeast of the modern city of Štip, Republic of Macedonia on the lower slopes of the Plachkovica mountain. Archaeological excavations have uncovered a basilica, trade quarters, a water tank, a bath,...

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  • Grave Markers in Tetsovo

    The grave markers in Tetsove near mosques and in a Dervish Monastery are very striking in their design. Almost all were circular, and many went from narrow bases to wider, carved tops.

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  • Language

    The language from Macedonia doesn't make any sense to other people from the West. But when you are in Macedonia, try at least a few words to speak. The Macedonian people will appreciate that!

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  • Welcome to Macedonia!

    When you arrive in Macedonia by plane, this sign will be there in the arrival hall. Welcome to Macedonia!

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  • THE MACEDONIAN DENAR - DENARI

    The DENAR or plural DENARI is the currency of the Republic of Macedonia.COINS: 1, 2, 5 and 10 denariBANKNOTES:10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000 5,000 and 10,000 denariCONVERSION RATES - as of June 8, 20111 MKD = .02411 USD .01653 EURO .01470 GBP .02361 CDNFor example 100 MKD equals $2.36 Canadian DollarsShown in my pic:100 denar50 denar10 denarcoins

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  • Macedonian Center for Archeological...

    http://www.macar.org/This website has a lot of information about the archeological sites in Macedonian, all in English.2010: website seems to be not working anymore....

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  • Travel Guide for Macedonia

    Whereas for most countries numerous travel guides exist, for Macedonia they are hard to find. A great help for planning trips and understanding the Macedonian people in general has been The Bradt Travel Guide Macedonia by Thammy Evans (2004) to me. I can recommend it to everybody interested in Macedonia! Even the locals might learn something they...

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  • Sun Tan

    Ladies have their handbags, but men only have pockets, so my tip for men and sun burn protection is the tiny tube of Sol**n or other. I mention this because when i was in Skopje in September it was hot and sunny., and the tube just fitted into my shirt pocket.

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  • Don't hurry the holiday

    Macedonia is on the way between many places - Serbia and Greece, Albania and Bulgaria, and so on - which makes it convenient to stop off there for two or three days when travelling from, say, Greece to Romania. I've done that myself, but although I enjoyed myself I think it was a mistake. Macedonia deserves much more than two or three days, and it...

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  • Karatanova Tours

    The Dutch travel agency Karatanova Tours is specialized in traveling in Macedonia and the Balkan in general. They offer both group travel as individual holidays.See their website for more information:http://www.karatanovatours.nl/

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  • Ohrid

    Ok, Ohrid deserves the number one place, because of... when you visit it, you'll see why! :-) It is a town of old churches, of nice restaurants offering traditional dishes, some outstanding sights.Of the numerous monuments in this town, some deserve 'special' attention...Church of St Sofia (11th century), the church of St John Kaneo (13th century),...

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  • Hidden Macedonia

    This book/travelogue, Hidden Macedonia by Christopher Deliso, describes a journey of an American travel writer and journalist based in Skopje.Together with his wife and young son he travels around the three lakes in the south of Macedonia,Lake Ohrid, Lake Prespa and the small Lake Prespa in Greece.Especially if you have been to the area yourself,...

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  • Hiking website for the Macedonian...

    This website has a lot of information about the Macedonian mountains, hikes, mountain huts etc.The website is in Macedonian and English.http://www.mkdmount.org/Information on (marked) hikes you find under the button "Mountains".

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  • Maps of Macedonia

    Maps of Macedonia.Click to enlarge the picture.You can download a PDF with a detailed map from the website of the United Nations:http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/macedonia.pdfMap of Skopje:http://www.skopje.gov.mk/sq/images/File/SkopjeMapaGolema.jpgMaps of mountains in Macedonia: http://www.makpetrol.com.mk/planinari/pavelmaps.asp

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  • Culture in Macedonia

    This website has a lot about culture in Macedonian an information about upcoming events.http://www.culture.in.mk/

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  • Learn Macedonian for free

    This website teaches you to understand and speak Macedonian in just 6 lessons! Very handy to understand the basics and how to pronounce the Cyrillic alphabeth.http://www.geocities.com/macedonian_lng/And at the following site you can download a free "lite" version of the language learning software "Before You Know...

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  • The Mountains

    Out of official description:The mountains in Macedonia are divided divided in two groups: Rhodope and Dinaric. In the first division, the Rhodope group is considered as older and embraces the larger part of the mountain regions in eastern Macedonia, while the Dinaric group is younger and divided in 3 subgroups: Vardar zone, which includes the...

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  • The Lakes

    The largest artificial lake in Macedonia is part of Mavrovo National Park. Due to its elevation (over 1,000 meters, or 3,000 feet), this mountain lake sometimes freezes over in winter.Lake Ohrid is the largest and most beautiful of Macedonia’s three tectonic lakes. Its astonishingly clean, clear waters together with the serene stillness of its...

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  • Try Ajvar

    Ajvar is a relish made principally from red bell peppers, with eggplant, garlic and chile pepper. It is predominantly popular in the Balkans. Depending on capsaicin content in bell peppers and the amount of added chili peppers, it can be sweet, piquant (the most common), or very hot.Ajvar can be consumed as a bread spread, an addition in...

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  • Try the national drink Mastika

    Mastika is an anise-flavored liqueur containing ± 45% alcohol, considered the 'national drink' of the Republic of Macedonia.Mastika is great! Try it, it should be cold, keep it in the fridge or freezer! Drink pure or with some ice...If you think 45% alcohol is too strong for you (...) try the local beer Skopsko!

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  • Visit Churches,Monasteries and Holy...

    Holy water’s that have miraculous power and helping people in all sorts of a need’s and problems in to the churches and monasteries in Macedonia There is a large number of Orthodox Christian churches in Macedonia with miraculous power, and in some of them there is a holy water’s for all sorts of need’s and problems to the human kind. Different...

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  • Vizit Churches,Monasteries and Holy...

    Holy water’s that have miraculous power and helping people in all sorts of a need’s and problems in to the churches and monasteries in Macedonia There is a large number of Orthodox Christian churches in Macedonia with miraculous power, and in some of them there is a holy water’s for all sorts of need’s and problems to the human kind. Different...

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  • Cash And ATM's

    Cash is all important, and Macedonia has its own... The Denar, which can only be bought and sold in Macedonia. It would be wish to bring Euro Cash with you there are lots of exchange offices and most big transactions are preferred in Euros such as Hotel bills and Minibus Hire. I did use a local ATM and the charges wheren't excessive. Cash

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  • Everywhere you look ...

    Macedonia is beautiful. This picture is of the mountainous scenery between Mavrovo and Ohrid near Sveti Jovan Bigorski. At this point the border with Alvbania is very close.

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  • Ohrid again...

    Ok, so it really is a nice place, worth visiting...This is a preview of typical Macie architecture, in Ohrid. :-)

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  • Visit Berovo Lake

    Berovo is located in the Maleševo mountains in the eastern part of Macedonia. There is a restaurant and also cabins you can stay in. It is a beautiful area with fishing and hiking among the possible activities. The meal on the terrace overlooking the lake.The walk to the dam that created Berovo Lake.

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  • Visit Vinicko Kale

    This site is one of several settlements / fortresses built by the Roman Empire in Macedonia. It is outside the city of Vinica. The site contains the ruins of many Roman structures, but, for me, the best part is the view!

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  • Water, rocks and sky!

    Be sure to visit Matka Canyon near Skopje. On a warm day you will find many people swimming, sunning, enjoying a cool drink and visiting the small monastery church, Sv. Andreij..I have made a separate page for Matka under its own name -- please visit!

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  • Mountains ...

    On my way to Greece I passed through this beautiful country ... Country that used to be my country . But unfortunately I ve never had opportunity to go there before. We traveled through Macedonia during the night ... and all I could see was fantastic mountains and sunrise .

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  • Strumica

    In the eastern part of Macedonia (which by the way isn't explored enough and is very nice), there's a pretty cool town called Strumica. Normally known for its tasty peanuts (and people that talk really fast). :-) Definitely suggest visiting it as people are warm, friendly and ready for fun."Skala" is one of the famous places for going out. And also...

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  • Berovo

    Visit the Berovo Lake. Berovo is located in Eastern Macedonia close to the Bulgarian border. Beautiful place for a walk through the woods.

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  • Remarkable Church

    If you are in Ohrid, YOU MUST visit the newly renovated church St. Clement of Ohrid, Plaoshnik. This church encompasses the Macedonian spirit, and is an example of the kind of Inspiration we Macedonians get. Although our country is small, it is a like a diamond. There isn't much of it, but of what you have, it is truly priceless. Come to Macedonia,...

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  • Mavrovo

    Located in the Western part of Macedonia, Mavrovo is a place that has a unique beauty every season of the year. It is the-place for all of those who enjoy skiing and winter sports, in general.Though the splendor of the fall colors is another can't-afford-to-miss moment. Sitting on the balcony of my cousin's weekend-house there, "staring" at the...

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  • The magical sunset...

    ok, one more... truly wonderful spot... and... a suggestion: be there on Sunset... you have never seen anything like that before!!!: )))church of St John Kaneo...Located on the southwestern side of the hill surmounting Lake Ohrid is the church dedicated to St. John the Theologian - Kaneo. It is not certain when it was built and fresco painted....

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  • The beauty of St. Naum

    Another INCREDIBLE place...Monastery of St Naum...The monastery of St. Naum is located on the southeast side of Lake Ohrid, in the immediate vicinity of the Macedonian-Albanian border. Its building is linked to the name of St. Naum, the closest associate of St. Clement of Ohrid. Records about the life and work of St. Naum can be found in three...

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  • Dance and sing in Macedonia!

    I enjoy the traditional music, both sung and instrumental, as well as the dances. There are several groups that are preserving these traditional materials. During the summer you will often find outdoor performances around the country -- this one was in Skopje on the Vardar promenade near the old stone bridge.

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