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The 8 absurdities of the Balkan Greater State nationalism

1.Every country in the Balkans believes that it should be bigger than it is. We’d need at least one more Balkan peninsula to satisfy everybody. 2.But none of them considers that as taking something away... All countries have “historical arguments”
UNITED STATES OF BALKANS IS OUR DREAM

UNITED STATES OF BALKANS IS OUR DREAM

When you listen to an hour and a half of ska, reggae and rap spiced with familiar Balkan sound, Roma melodies and pop evergreens, when crowds dance to songs by Goran Bregovic and Manu Chao,... Borders don’t mean anything
BOZA AND SALEP: BEST DRINKS FOR COLD WINTER NIGHTS

BOZA AND SALEP: BEST DRINKS FOR COLD WINTER NIGHTS

Boza and salep are traditional drinks with specific, familiar flavors. They do not require expensive advertisements and advertising agencies. Their customers are regular, and can’t wait for wintertime to come, especially in the Balkan countries....
A journey around Christmas and two New Year’s Eves in 15 days

A journey around Christmas and two New Year’s Eves in 15 days

Macedonia is “the land of the holidays”. Citizens of this small Balkan country love to celebrate with friends and family in a lively atmosphere round full tables. With about twenty public and religious holidays it... Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas
Wintertime holiday season a la Greek

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 everyday life. Others see it as a spiritual uplifting occasion and a return to... Peek over our wintertime festivities
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THE EIGHT ABSURDS OF THE BALKAN BIG-STATE NATIONALISM

(Although there are millions of them, or the whole thing can be viewed as one great absurd, but still..) 1. Every country in the Balkans believes that it should be bigger than it is, to... We need at least one more Balkan peninsula to satisfy everybody
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Getting to Norway

If you need a Norwegian Visa to get there, do not hesitate to do so, as you will not regret a single trial for this beauty! Read on about the documents you need and the... Read on about the documents you need
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WHEN CINEMA GOES GREEK ISLANDS

Time and time again, international movie-makers decided to use the beautiful landscapes of the Greek islands as a setting to super-hit movies. It has for years been a win-win situation: both for the box-offices as...
Don’t just peek over: Join in! (How to travel like a local to the Cyclades islands)

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 the Greek capital city. The ancient name for this cluster of islands derives from the circle... Useful tips and information
Macedonian chef cooks Viking food in Norway

Macedonian chef cooks Viking food in Norway

Explore the culinary delights of the Viking food with chef Trajce Kralev from Sveti Nikole, Republic of Macedonia How did you come up with the idea to leave for Norway? It is not a country... Norway is one of the largest consumers of dairy products