MACEDONIA

Seeking out Street Art in Skopje, Macedonia

For a city with such an eclectic mix of architecture, I was expecting a lot more when it came to street art. However, Skopje is disappointing in that respect. I’d imagined that the colourful revolution that has been simmering in Macedonia for the past few years might...

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Where to break the journey between Skopje and Lake Ohrid

Interested in seeing some smaller, less-visited cities and towns en route between Macedonian’s outlandish capital and its jewel in the crown, serene Lake Ohrid? Although you can get between the two places in a little over three hours by public bus, we spent about a...

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How to get from Lake Ohrid in Macedonia to Berat in Albania

A step-by-step guide on getting from Ohrid to Berat using public transport This is a popular route for independent travellers and backpackers in the Balkans but there is no direct public transport between the two places and little information online about how to go...

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Back in the U.S.S.R. …

An admiration for unapologetic monuments and architecture of the Soviet and communist-era. If I could go back in time with the express purpose of just purely travelling, I would choose two periods. The first would be the early to mid-seventies. Flares and dodgy...

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Twelve More Forts and Castles from Around the World

A photo essay featuring twelve more forts, castles and palaces that we have explored on our travels As a continuation of our first Forts and Castles post, here are some more fortresses that we have discovered on our travels.   Gjirokastra Castle, Albania Gjirokastra...

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How to Spend a Few Days in Skopje | Macedonia

What to do in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia - Europe’s most eclectic capital! A controversial and not to mention very expensive renovation programme has turned this once relatively quiet former Yugoslavian city into a neoclassical masterpiece. Launched in 2010, Skopje...

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2015: A Review of our Travelling Year in Photographs

A Review of 2015: Our Year of Travel in Photographs When it comes to travel, 2015 was another fantastic year for us, once more packed full of superlatives. In November we celebrated a milestone: our seven year travelversary. Yes, it really has been seven years since...

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Longterm Travel: Seven Years on the Road

Today marks the date when, seven years ago, we left the UK and began our nomadic lifestyle. Introduction by Kirsty and stories by Mark Nomad: a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place … Seven years. It’s a long time...

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