Skopje Local Customs

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  • 1. Macedonian Traditions & Language

    There is a large ethnic Albanian population in Macedonia, particularly in the capital Skopje. Most of the Orthodox Christians are and speak Macedonian (a Slavic language), while the ethnic Albanians...

  • 2. Food Shopping

    The residents of Skopje seem to snack all the time. Apart from the excellent and relatively inexpensive restuarants (see other tips), there are bakeries and small stalls everywhere selling burek and...

  • 3. Respecting Islamic Traditions

    Muslims in Skopje are not recently immigrants to the city and as such are very much at ease displaying outwardly Muslim traditions and morals. One particular example is women's dress, which is usually...

  • 5. Old Bazaar Porters

    I may have got this wrong but I never saw anyone delivering goods around the Old Bazaar except the guys on their three-wheeled barrows, motorised or...

  • 6. Sit Back And Relax

    One of life's simple luxuries, for us blokes anyway, is to get your morning shave done for you. I love sitting back and relaxing whilst an experience barber...

  • 7. Being mobile ...

    This summer in Skopje it seemed as though I was the only person without a mobile phone. The Macedonian Telecom mobile provider, Mobimak, has finally got some...

  • 8. Pastrmajlija

    If you want to try something local, try this. Great dish, originally consisting of lamb meat, but nowadays you can find chicken, pork and with many variations...

  • 9. Streetside cafes

    Skopje can rely on warm weather for a great part of the year, resembling in this Southern Italy, so it is not strange at all to see so many cafes with tables...

  • 10. Flea Market

    I was in Skopje in mid-September, when students get ready for the new year by buying books. In most Balkan states, books must be purchased by the students and...

  • 11. Opinci, leather sandals

    In the old Turkish part of Skopje, called Carsija, there are some shops that sell the traditional Macedonian leather sandals.These leather sandals are called...

  • 12. Money

    The local currency in Macedonia is the Macedonian Denar (MKD), which is certainly not a hard currency, but is still not subject to the sort of crushing...

  • 13. Take Your Time - Not Rush

    In the barzaar no one is rushing. No better place to make you free from the fear you may be late. Bazaar is an oasis in he modern world. Everywhere you will...

  • 14. Currency

    The currency in Makedonia is makedonian dinar....each euro is equivalent to 165 dinars.... the prices there are quite cheap but most expensive than in...

  • 15. Nice cuppa, anyone?

    In common with many other European countries, the drinking of herbal infusions / teas as an alternative to coffee in cafes is very prevalent. The selection is...

  • 16. Religion in Macedonia

    The Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia is clear, and states the following: "The freedom of religious confession is guaranteed. The right to express one's...

  • 17. Floor plan of a Turkish bath!

    The sign outside Cifte amam gives the layout of the former Ottoman Bath -- Cifte is not as large as Daut Pasha -- but the diagram gives you a good idea of the...

  • 18. How a culture changes ...

    The bottom is a picture of the old bookstore, Kultura that dates from socilaist days. It is located right on the main square.Their stock has gotten better, but...

  • 19. Dive for the Cross on Cross Day

    Well maybe it's not officially called cross day, but that is an easy way to remember it ! In the Orthodox Church there is a feast day to celebrate the day that...

  • 20. Creative Parking ?

    ...or abandoned cars ? In Skopje, all surfaces are for parking, including sidewalks and grass. This makes life difficult for the pedestrian, who must walk in...

  • 21. Drinking Skopsko beer

    The Skopje Brewery is one of the success stories in Macedonia. It represents Coca-Cola products as well as producing the popular beer that carries it's name....

  • 22. Celebrating 60 years of ASNOM

    ASNOM, or the Anti-Fascist Assembly of National Liberation of Macedonia, is being celebrated at the 50 year mark. There were a number of exhibitions and...

  • 23. Police on wheels ...

    A new wrinkle in the Skopje law enforcement scene afre the policemen on regular bicycles. For another picture see the Turist restaurant tip.

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