Category Archives: By Country – Macedonia

Circles around (former-)Yugoslavia

Another chapter of the trip closes … we have been zigzagging our way around the countries of Former Yugoslavia since April. There’s only one country we didn’t get to and not everyone agrees that it is a country – Kosovo. … Continue reading

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Albania again

Our short tour around Macedonia almost over, we headed south from Tetovo towards Lake Ohrid, to cross back to Albania. The route took us through the Mavrovo National Park, meaning that, whilst we’d not spent much time in the country, … Continue reading

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The small museum with the big heart

From Skopje we turned west again towards the city of Tetovo. Tetovo lies at the foot of the mountains that mark the border with Kosovo, and it is also part of a majority ethnic Albanian region within Macedonia. We had … Continue reading

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Scoping out Skopje

Bitola wasn’t really all that great as a destination – there were some good views of the city from the mountains of the national park, and the old bazaar and market area was quite pleasant for a quick wander through, … Continue reading

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A tale of icons, apples and the perfect camping place

We left Ohrid via the internet café, which luckily wasn’t affected by the powercut that seemed to be blacking out most of the town. The day had dawned sunny, but clouds were rolling in. Our first foray was to Sveti … Continue reading

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On the Macedonian side of Lake Ohrid

As we drove around the northern edge of Lake Ohrid from the border crossing we felt less than inspired. It was overcast, threatening to rain, and any campsites we could see not only looked closed but terminally so. As we … Continue reading

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An ongoing Balkan border post

As we did for the entry to Tunisia, we’ll be giving a handy how-we-did (promising nothing as generic as a “how-to”) for the borders we encounter. This post will be updated after each one – hopefully, with good news of … Continue reading

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