Travel to Republic of Macedonia
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  • Once it might have been an interesting city (at least I was told so by the locals) but now it is just an ugly, newly built, big city

    • by Geoiliev
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      I first visited the city of Ohrid, Macedonia in 2002. An I loved it. Then I came back in 2004, this time with my wife.

      This is the most beautiful city in the small Balkan country, who claims to be the country where Alexander the Macedonian, also known as Alexander The Great was born. Republic of Macedonia is in Europe.

      It borders Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro, Albania and Greece. The official language is Macedonian (a


      dialect of the Bulgarian language), it is a Parliamentary republic.

      The capital of the country is Skopie. Once it might have been an interesting city (at least I was told so by the locals) but now it is just an ugly, newly built, big city.

      There is an excuse, however. The whole city was demolished by an earthquake in 1976, which destroyed nearly 85% of all the buildings.

      The tower clock of the old railway ...


      • station has stopped exactly at the moment when the earthquake began. Skopie is also the birthplace of Mother Teresa.

        But let’s go back to Ohrid and its lake. It is big, has crystal-blue waters and is home of several kinds of fish, which cannot be seen anywhere else.

        Another interesting site in Ohrid is the fortress of Tzar Samuil. Once there were 365 churches in this city - one for each day of the year.

        Not far from the city are the Biliana Springs. It is said - step on the stone in the small pond there, rotate anticlockwise three times and you’ll get younger.

        We did not check this. But vowed to come and do it after another decade or so.

        How to reach Ohrid? Fly to Skopie and then catch a bus to Ohrid. This way you will also have the opportunity to see part of the mountainous beauty of this country.




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