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Backpacking in Macedonia: Bottom 10 Lowlights in Horrid Ohrid

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My apologies to my Macedonian friends for this hint of negativity but Ohrid will not be remembered too fondly by me. In complete contrast to Macedonia’s pumpingly cool capital city, Skopje, the town of Ohrid sticks out as a horrible …

Thirsty Thursdays: 12 Bars, Cafes or Restaurants I Visited in Skopje, Macedonia

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Yes I really went to all these bars and backpacked through Macedonia staying in Skopje and Ohrid, but the photos and videos were all lost so no photos sadly, except the one below which I uploaded as my draft cover …

Backpacking in Macedonia: Top 10 Sights in Skopje, This Pumping Capital City

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** Apologies but I really backpacked through Skopje and spent three days there but I lost all my photos. Luckily I uploaded the videos before my computer and hard drive packed in so I have the videos. Luckily I also …

World Borders: How to Get from Bulgaria to Macedonia (Sofia to Skopje bus)

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In my ongoing World Borders series this time I report on how to get from Bulgaria to Macedonia. I based myself in the capital city of Sofia just before heading across the border – you should aim to stay in …

World Borders: How to Get From Macedonia to Kosovo (Skopje to Pristina by bus)

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When you hear about places like Macedonia and Kosovo you might think that obscurity is the name of the game and that backpacking through this region is a test for your stamina. However, this particular border crossing is a fast and …

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Staying at Mimi Apartments by Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

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After a few days in Skopje, I headed south in Macedonia to see what is widely regarded as the best tourist spot in the country, Lake Ohrid. I’ll report some other time on my impressions of the lake and town, …

Staying at City Hostel: The First Ever Hostel in Skopje, Macedonia

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I was completely buzzing during my stay in Skopje, Macedonia. I really have to say – Skopje is a very under-rated city and so magnificent that it jumped up to be my second favourite city in all of Europe – …