Skopje Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Street Safety

    when in skopje if you are surounded by begging gangs put your back up against a wall so they cannot get hehind you, also watch out for the news paper trick were they push news paper against you then...

  • 2. Taxi Scams

    I was also scared to drive with a taxi but i found on vt forum name of one taxi driver who helped me a lo. his name is Goran tel. 00389 71 22 75 71 and e-mail: He drove me to...

  • 3. Begging

    Between ploshtad Makedonija and even after the stonebridge, there are children (mostly Gypsies) begging fiercely. If you step further, they come closer and even put their (sometimes dirty) hands on...

  • 4. Travellers Cheques

    Whilst in Skopje, I tried to change some travellers cheques (American Express) but without success. I tried a couple of banks and a bureau de change, but no-one...

  • 5. Urine

    I don't know if it’s an issue of lack of public toilets, but I don't think I've ever seen as many people urinating in public as I did in Skopje. Only Budapest...

  • 6. Skopje Zoo: it got better

    My first visit was in 2003...It was one of the most terrible zoos that I have ever seen. We thought that the animals would be better off dead than having to...

  • 7. The Green Man Means Nothing!

    Skopje has a rather chaotic, and congested, traffic system (and not aided by the roadworks taking place during my visit). As I mention on my Intro page my first...

  • 8.

    When looking for Tourist Information, will show up in google. Having booked and paid a guided walking tour on their website and made...

  • 9. Where the streets have no names

    As a foreigner, it is not always easy to navigate around Skopje. Although streetnames are shown on the maps, they are not shown in the streets!When you're just...

  • 10. Taking pictures

    Since there are a lot of muslim in the Skopje and their women are dressed in their traditional black dresses with their hair and face covered with veils. I...

  • 11. Watch your pockets

    Be careful when going through a crowd, always keep your hands on your pockets, don't hold anything of greater value in your hand cause you won't even notice...

  • 12. Dogs!

    Dogs in Macedonia are more beasty and nasty than in western countries. Three dogs approached to me as they were bewitched human bandites. If they wow at you,...

  • 13. Don't get lost.

    Travellers to the Old Town should be careful to keep a good eye on their bearings, as it is quite easy to get lost. Don't make the mistake I did of trying to...

  • 14. Driving (me crazy!)

    I have been lucky enough to have travelled fairly extensively. I have been unlucky enough to have witnessed some absolutely horrendous driving over several...

  • 15. When you are comming to Skopje...

    When you are comming to Skopje from Yugoslavia, you will pass through danegerous zone of Kumanovo where took place military operations between macedonian...

  • 16. Watch out for uncovered manholes and construction

    Be aware that there are numerous opened manholes throughout the city. It is particularly risky at night if you are tipsy.

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Comments (1)

  • DanielG27's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Dude, have you ever been in Macedonia ???

    • leics's Profile Photo
      Jun 15, 2013 at 1:27 AM

      Who are you asking? All the VT-ers who have made Macedonia pages ad written reviews/tips have visited Macedonia...obviously.

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