North Macedonia Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in North Macedonia
Hello and welcome to our North Macedonia travel blog. You will find all our North Macedonia blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our North Macedonia travel blog because you are considering a visit to the Balkans, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to North Macedonia. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for North Macedonia.
Land-locked and lesser-visited, North Macedonia is a small nation tucked away in southeast Europe surrounded by five countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Serbia and Kosovo. The country is part of the former Yugoslavia and officially named the Republic of North Macedonia.
North Macedonia’s best-known and most picturesque area is Lake Ohrid, but visitors who travel beyond the lakeshore will find plenty to see and do. The capital, Skopje, gets a wide berth from many travellers but it’s a city we have learned to enjoy. In part due to one of our stays that was due to be a few days but extended to three weeks due to Mark undergoing emergency surgery!
Our North Macedonia blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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Photos abandoned cars and other battered vehicles. The faded beauty of neglected vehicles from the UK to Thailand, and Kyrgyzstan to Cuba.
A short history of the Balkan Wars, 1991-1999. Read a quick summary of the Balkan Wars, an essential guide for visitors to Europe’s most complicated region.
Spomenik photographs: Epic Tito-era World War II-related monuments and memorials, known as spomeniks, constructed in the former Yugoslavia.
To be honest, we were expecting a lot more when it came to street art in Skopje. However, the Macedonian capital has only a few pieces of art and graffiti.
And a preview of what's on our travel agenda for 2018 Oops, we did it again! On not slowing down… 2017 saw us pass our 9-year travelversary but didn’t see us slow down very much! We stayed in a handful of places for a week which, to be honest, is quite an achievement...
Places to visit between Skopje and Ohrid in North Macedonia if you are interested in seeing some smaller, less-visited cities and towns.
A suggested Balkans itinerary for independent travellers and backpackers, travelling from Podgorica to Corfu Town via Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia.
A step-by-step guide for backpackers and independent travellers on how to get from Macedonia’s Lake Ohrid to Berat in Albania using public transport.
Photo essay and thoughts on a new found admiration for unapologetic Soviet and communist-era architecture or the former U.S.S.R.
Part 2 in a series featuring must-see forts and castles around the globe, with some of the most impressive fortifications we have visited on our travels.
What to do in Skopje: a guide on how to spend a few days in Skopje, capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Eclectic architecture contrasts with the Old Town.
Things to do Bitola, North Macedonia. This underrated town has 18th and 19th century architecture, an engaging Old Town and archaeological ruins.