Guide to SKOPJE
A Turkish and a Macedonian guide people through the mazes of the EU

Out of it, but very much in it The ‘art’ of being a Member State is not to blindly implement and apply EU ...

Ozlem’s home made turkish delight-Lokum

Have you ever tried Turkish Delight? These delicately flavored, scrumptious sweets are one of Turkey’s hallm...

14 interesting features of a non-touristy village

Military secrets revealed Stracin is a village known by many in Republic of Macedonia simply because it is loc...

Our ultimate goal is to make the world a safer, more secure place for everyone

Balkon3 interview with Robin Lerner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange at the U.S. Depart...

Destan – connecting people

Ask any of the citizens of Skopje which is the most famous kebab restaurant where the taste of the kebabs has ...

Balkon 3 presents: I am underground

After many complications and confusion, after hundreds of kebebs and beers accompanied by heated but fruitful ...

Ortaköy – It’s time for pleasure while facing the Bosphorus

It is winter in Istanbul... Occasionally, as if it is in a hurry to enter the new year… Shrewish, cold w...

Don’t just peek over: Join in! (How to travel like a local to the Cyclades islands)

The geography bit The Cyclades archipelago is situated to the south of the Aegean Sea within close reach from ...

Eleni Karaindrou – The movies are an inspiration for creating great works of art

The film music or the art music, today exists as a music genre for itself. Rare are the ones as Morricone, Mic...

First radio station of the Greek community of Istanbul officially launched

The “Echo of Istanbul”, the first greek-speaking radio of the Istanbuli-Greek (Rum) Community has been tra...

A trip in Antep style

I vaguely remember Gaziantep, as I had visited the city for business purposes almost a decade ago. What remain...

Trilece – irresistible sweet treat

Time for Balkon3 recipe. This weekend we decided to help you prepare trilece, a dessert of choice for Balkon3 ...

Are you talking to me?

Perceptions of “Greek” I met across the neighbors’ fences You can’t draw definite conclusions about ho...

The district of Monastiraki: Athenian history at a glance

“If you stand at the centre of Monastiraki Square and take a 360 degrees look around you, you get a pret...

“Top Chef” Kevin Sbraga in Macedonia: Open your mind, there are ways to explore food!

The U.S. Embassy hosted Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” winner Kevin Sbraga in Macedonia earlier this ...

Ramadan and 10 frequently asked questions about fasting

Before dawn I wait for the first smell of Suhoor from the kitchen. My mother is cooking. I can feel the smell,...

Musaka – a single name, a multitude of tastes

Musaka is a favorite speciality on the menu in Macedonia, Greece and Turkey. It is known by the same name in a...

Vozdra! Hi! From Sarajevo…:)

Vozdra, sha ima – “Hi! What’s up?”- this is the way the “raja” (people) greet each other in Sa...

All about Tyropita: The classic snack of Greece

Notorious for skipping breakfast, the Greeks will start worrying about substantial food later, when it’s tim...

Exploring the arcades of Athens

The entire Athens center is run through by an incredible variety of arcades, reflecting the rapid evolution of...

Mountaineers are artists in quest for beauty

Starry skies rise high above the mountain. With each passing second the stars seem to move further away from u...

Balkan sound in the heart of the Big Apple

Interview with New York Gypsy All-Stars: Exciting musical journey with artists from Macedonia, Greece, Turkey ...

Wintertime holiday season a la Greek

To some it is the need to escape for a while from the gloominess of winter and the increasing difficulties of ...

The Balkans are a fascinating gastronomic region – Balkon3 interview with Zlatko Gall

“Eating only wholegrain cereal, some green leaves, drinking Evian water and running for 50 km a day. To hell...

MAIDEN’S TOWER – PEARL OF THE BOSPHORUS

Maiden’s Tower also known as Leander’s Tower is one of the symbols of Istanbul and an embodiment of water ...

Baklava – irresistible taste of tradition

Every single one of us has tried baklva and fallen in love with its irresistible taste. One cannot resist the ...

Marbles – enjoying an unforgettable neighborhood play

Although the popularity of this game has dwindled since computer games and mobile phones appeared on the marke...

Keep on riding, Dejan!

Interview with Dejan Zafirov, a young man, who cycled 5.300 kilometers from New York to San Francisco. Five ye...

Matka – embrace of nature!

Balkon3 takes you on a boat ride through Matka Canyon, down the Treska river to Vrelo cave. The canyon is situ...

Dance Me till The End of Love in Istanbul

Balkon3 report from Leonard Cohen’s concert in Istanbul They say that travel broadens one’s horizons a...

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