For 91 Days, we explored Macedonia: one of the most undiscovered corners in Europe. We didn’t know what to expect before arriving, but this small, land-locked country in the southern Balkans never stopped surprising us. Whether hiking through pristine nature, fattening ourselves up on its incredible cuisine, learning about its history, or just meeting some of its famously hospitable people, we enjoyed every minute we spent in Macedonia.
Whether you’re planning your own journey to Macedonia, or are just interested in seeing what makes it such a special place, our articles and photographs might help you out. Start at the beginning of our adventures, visit our comprehensive index to find something specific, or choose one of the articles selected at random, below:
The Ruins Around Kočani
All we’d heard of Kočani was that it has a reputation as the cleanest town in Macedonia; wonderful for residents, but insufficient to spark our curiosity. Instead, we turned our attention to a couple ancient ruins in the neighboring towns of Morodvis and Vinica….
Nov 07, 2014
Hiking to the Monasteries of Matka
Over the course of one long day at Matka Canyon, we tackled two hikes. The first, a climb to the church of Sveti Nikola, we can heartily recommend to anyone. But the hike to Sveti Nedela, on the opposite side of the canyon, is an ordeal we’d suggest only to those we most hate. Really, just those few people whom we wouldn’t mind seeing dead….
Sep 23, 2014
Golem Grad, Better Known as Snake Island
The only island in landlocked Macedonia is uninhabited… at least by humans. Located in the south of Lake Prespa, near the Albanian border, Golem Grad is frequently referred to as “Snake Island.”…
Oct 25, 2014
We’ve now collected our blog into an e-book for your Kindle, Nook or other e-reader. With over 250 full-color photos and 100 articles, indexed alphabetically and by category, this portable edition is perfect for when you’re out and about. Over the course of 91 days, we explored almost every inch of the country, from Skopje to Ohrid. We embarked on a lot of hikes, visited some mountain villages which time seems to have forgotten, and uncovered some hidden gems which few other tourists get to see. And we’re sure that our articles, anecdotes, advice and pictures can help inspire your own trip to Macedonia.
For just a few bucks, you can download your own copy of the book for use on your e-reader or computer, giving you access to our articles wherever you are, without having to connect to the internet. And, buying the e-book is a great way to support our project… take a look at some sample pages from the PDF.
Don’t forget to check out our other e-books, from our 91 days in Oviedo, Savannah, Buenos Aires, Bolivia, Palermo, Sri Lanka, Busan, Idaho, Istanbul, Iceland, the Yucatán, Tokyo, Valencia, Curaçao and Montreal!