Category: Skopje

  • Things to do in Skopje, Macedonia

    Things to do in Skopje, Macedonia

    Skopje is an awesome city to hang out in for a couple of days, see some interesting sights, and generally enjoy yourself without feeling swarmed by thousands of other tourists. These are some of the best things you don’t want to miss. Take a free walking tour The best way to get quickly caught up…

  • Things to do around Skopje, Macedonia

    Things to do around Skopje, Macedonia

    Despite the fact that there’s a lot of controversy about the new structures in Skopje, some of the best things to do there are actually outside the city. Luckily, not too far. Lake Matka Canyon Perhaps the most recommended, most visited place outside of Skopje is the canyon on Lake Matka. The canyon is created…

  • Why you should visit Macedonia off season

    Why you should visit Macedonia off season

    I never travel during peak summer months or heavy holiday season. I hate waiting in line for anything, and I hate crowds so a July vacation is not for me. But many places are so popular that peak season is pretty much year round. Macedonia is definitely not one of those places. And traveling there…

  • The incredible kindness of the Macedonian people

    The incredible kindness of the Macedonian people

    I’ve been raving about the kindness of the Macedonians all week. And because it’s well-deserved, I wanted to dedicate a whole post to giving examples of it. All of these little things made visiting Skopje and Ohrid unbelievably pleasant. It started when we arrived at the bus station in Skopje. Since we didn’t have cash…

  • Could I Live Here? Skopje Edition

    Could I Live Here? Skopje Edition

    Macedonia as a whole has proven itself to be a great destination to visit. And its capital city, Skopje, has all the diversity, entertainment, and atmosphere of a mid to large size city with a lot to do. But as far as living here goes, I have some reservations. Atmosphere The city is a mix…

  • Skopje, Macedonia: A conflicted city with an epic facelift

    Skopje, Macedonia: A conflicted city with an epic facelift

    Going from Sofia to Skopje is like checking out of a youth hostel and checking into a 5-star resort. Everything is brand new and shiny and beautiful. I was immediately impressed when we arrived at the clean and orderly bus station, with an electronic board showing the day’s timetables and appropriate platforms. It’s one of…