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 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:
Malovište: Pelister’s Picturesque Vlach Village
The Pelister National Park isn’t just home to mountains, forests, and wild animals, but also to people. The Vlach town of Malovište is a few miles within the park’s boundaries. We spent half a day here, meeting the locals, and enjoying the ultra-throwback feel of a town that time forgot….
Oct 22, 2014
Šuto Orizari: Europe’s Biggest Roma Settlement
Just outside downtown Skopje is the municipality of Šuto Orizari, commonly known as Šutka and home to 18,000 of Macedonia’s Roma population. We took a taxi to Šutka’s market, to see what life is like in Europe’s largest Roma settlement….
Oct 29, 2014
A Walk Down Ohrid’s Promenade
There are a lot of activities one could choose from during a trip to Ohrid. Scuba diving, paragliding, hiking and sailing are just some of the options available to those who crave action. But “action” is the last thing on the minds of most visitors to Ohrid. This is, after all, where Macedonians come to relax. And for that, nothing’s better than a day spent lounging on the lake….
Aug 28, 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.