Bitola, Macedonia (FYROM) – A Foreign Sense of Home

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Rate our ReviewsBefore setting foot in Macedonia, I had never even heard of Bitola.  I had spent the few days before exploring Skopje and Ohrid, and fell in love with the people, the food, the landscape, and the overall, easygoing atmosphere oozing from every aspect of my experience.  I had planned on going to Bulgaria […]

Macedonia – The Allure of Lake Ohrid Jerusalem of the Balkans

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Rate our ReviewsIn response to the siren song of the teal-colored Lake Ohrid, I boarded a southbound van from Skopje on a dark and cloudy afternoon.  The rain came down in buckets, eliminating any chance of viewing the green and mountainous countryside.  I was already bored with my music, so I attempted conversation with the […]

Skopje, Republic of Macedonia The Friendly Little City You’ve Never Heard Of, Maybe

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Rate our ReviewsThe Republic of Macedonia has always seemed a bit hidden from view, though not without its troubles. The most famous Macedonians, Alexander the Great and Mother Teresa, are also claimed by neighboring Albania and Greece.  Even the name Macedonia is somewhat of a sensitive issue, since Greece claims the name of Macedonia for […]