Saturday, 23 August 2014

Featured Destination


Bulgaria
10 Top Tips for Travelling to Southeastern Europe in 2014

January 2014 | Macedonia, Bosnia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania – the countries in the Balkans vary greatly in character and in what they have to offer to a traveller. Still, there are some common rules, which would make your trip in the region in 2014 more enjoyable and rewarding. Full Story


Epicure


Macedonia
Macedonia to Open Ten Representative Wine Shops

28 February 2014 | In its efforts to boost the growing local wine industry, the government of Republic of Macedonia announced an ambitious project - to support the establishment of ten representative wine shops in the major towns across the country, and to cover good part of their running costs during the first three years. Full Story


News


Macedonia
Macedonia's Museum Affair Reached Ohrid

03 March 2014 | A museum in Ohrid was also closed for visits and is about to undergo a thorough search, after 166 precious antiques were reported missing at the end of 2013 from Macedonia's national museum in Skopje. Full Story

Macedonia
Macedonia: All Cab Drivers to Learn English by 2017!
Macedonia
Railways May Finally Connect Macedonia and Bulgaria by 2022


Routes Less Travelled


Macedonia
Among Prilep's Thunder and Lightning

Treskavec, Macedonia’s most inaccessible monastery, stands in the eye of the hurricane.

“I’ll drive only as far as I can!,” the driver waves his finger around and angrily scratches his three-day stubble. The taxi is a beaten up Zastava, like most cabs in Prilep. This makes sense, considering that, on the Balkans, taxies are the default transportation means for any occasion – from the crossing of borders to conquering alpine heights. We’ve been advised to take a cab in order to get to Macedonia’s most remote and difficult-to-access monastery: Treskavec. Full Story

Macedonia
Tito, Teto and Some Troubled Tourism Await You in Tetovo, Macedonia
Balkans
The 12 Balkan Contenders for the New 7 Wonders


Curiosity Chest


Macedonia
Put on a mask and say a dirty joke in Strumica, Macedonia

25 February 2014 | Next week the vivid carnival of Strumica, Macedonian Republic, will take place. Visitors from Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Albania and Montenegro are expected to arrive for this unique Balkan event – dressed in eccentric costumes and wearing colorful masks, to take part in the festive procession. Full Story




Hidden Sofia


Bulgaria
Bulgaria’s Capital Sofia: Queen of the Balkans

Alive and stirring, Sofia is like a butterfly about to emerge from its chrysalis. Neon lights, posh hotels, fancy restaurants and brightly lit shop windows now illuminate its avenues, but a walk through the city gives visitors a glimpse into its varied past – from medieval churches and mosques dating to Ottoman rule to a newer, golden-domed cathedral, from ornate nineteenth-century façades to communist-era architecture.
Full Story

Bulgaria
Sofia, Bulgaria: A City of Ecumenical and Earthly Delights
Bulgaria
Some 20 Reasons to Feast in Sofia

Hidden Bulgaria


Bulgaria
The Crystal Heartbeat of a Mountain Lake

With summer slowly melting behind us, September often awakes craving for fresher waters, for landscapes more sensitive towards the change of seasons than the uniform, uniseasonal sea coast of sand and blue water. Full Story

Bulgaria
Bulgaria’s Most Contested Monastery, St Ivan of RIla
Bulgaria
Bulgaria in 3 Days: Sofia and Mount Vitosha






Balkan Coasts & Mountains


Macedonia: Nearly 50 Years Later, Lake Ohrid Overflows Again

Macedonia

As spring arrived and temperatures rose, increasing the water level of Lake Ohrid, many Ohrid residents recalled the dangerous water levels of the lake 50 years ago. In 1963, Ohrid Lake spilled over and flooded the old road between Ohrid and Struga. Full Story

This July, Splash Around in Four Lakes and a Dam Throughout the Balkans



Balkan Towns


Macedonia: Skopje, the Balkans' Least Known Capital

Macedonia

A car comes racing out of the Ottoman charshiya, or bazaar, in Skopje, screeches past the steps in front of the Tito-era shopping centre and slams into a streetlamp. The driver throws the car into reverse and speeds away. Moments after he’s disappeared into the dark streets of the old town, the lamp post snaps in two and crashes down onto the pavement.

Full Story

An Incomparable Inertia: Skopje to Saloniki by Rail
The Macedonian Town of Ohrid, Where Time Stopped