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From Skopje to Prilep, passing Kratovo – Macedonia

03 Oct
Kratovo - the town of bridges and towers

From Skopje to Kratovo I stopped in Staro Nagoričane, at St. George’s Church, and after that I made a detour to the megalithic observatory from Kokino. In Kuklica, I went to the Stone Dolls’ Valley and then stayed overnight in Kratovo, the town of towers and bridges. From Skopje, I turned half of the distance towards […]

Skopje surroundings and Mavrovo region – Macedonia

17 Sep
Driving through the Bistra Mountains, near Mavrovo

From Skopje to Mavrovo We went with Vasko to a car service. After that, we drove up to Mount Vodno and stopped at the Macedonian Etno Village and Saint Panteleimon Monastery in Gorno Nerezi village. In the evening, we camped on the shore of Mavrovo Lake. In the morning, we went with Vasko to a car-service to fix […]

Etno House Shancheva – Kratovo, Macedonia

04 Aug
Etno House Shancheva - with Stevce Donevski in front of his guesthouse from Kratovo

Etno House Shancheva – Kratovo town Etno House Shancheva. Kratovo was a major mining center in the Macedonian part of the Ottoman Empire. For this reason, Saxon settlers came here during the Middle Ages. Moreover, Kratovo is also known as the town of towers and bridges. The town developed in the crater of a former extinct […]

Balkan Countries Travel Planning 2017 – Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo

17 May
Balkan Countries Travel Planning 2017 - Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo

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Balkan Countries Travel Planning 2017 is the summary of my two-month trip to three of the Balkan countries: Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo, during the summer of 2017 (June – July). The pace of traveling was slow, in accordance with the flexibility I had to go and stay wherever I wanted with my car. Balkan Countries […]