Ohrid the Serene

Lake Ohrid

There are two lakes in the world I tend to call inland seas, just to give them justice. One of them is the Sevan Lake in Armenia. The other one is Lake Ohrid, the famous Macedonian jewel. It’s probably the touristiest spot in the country, but somehow it still manages to keep the charm. It’s … Continue reading “Ohrid the Serene”

Matka Canyon – the Best Outdoor Getaway from Skopje

Matka Canyon, Macedonia

Skopje isn’t exactly the greenest European capital, but it certainly does offer some great day trips that are both accessible and affordable.  And Matka Canyon is the most beautiful among them, if you ask me. The picturesque gorge is not only a truly splendid outdoor destination, it’s also home to several medieval monasteries. And everything … Continue reading “Matka Canyon – the Best Outdoor Getaway from Skopje”

The Oddities of Skopje


  I’ve heard many referring to the Macedonian capital as “the quirkiest European city”. That’s one way to put it.       Honestly, I’d rather say the city is just an urban weirdo. And don’t take it as an insult. Actually I really enjoyed my time in the place. I can’t imagine living there, … Continue reading “The Oddities of Skopje”

A Day in Bitola in Pictures

I knew nothing about Bitola upon my arrival. I hopped on a bus to the second largest city in Macedonia only because I committed to exploring the country properly. I wanted to see more than just the quirky capital and the charming town of Ohrid that seems to be everyone’s favorite. Luckily, Bitola didn’t disappoint. … Continue reading “A Day in Bitola in Pictures”

Is Prilep Macedonia’s Best Kept Secret?

I’ve never planned to visit Prilep in the first place. I don’t think I ever heard of it before visiting Bitola. It was the second time in my life (both happened on the same trip by the way) that I decided to go somewhere inspired by a single Instagram shot. The best decision ever. The … Continue reading “Is Prilep Macedonia’s Best Kept Secret?”