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SWEET AND BALKAN

SWEET AND BALKAN

A very basic sweet treat in the Balkans is common; mostly fruit (and vegetable or flower) can be turned into preserves when boiled in thick sugar syrup. It’s the same principle as jam but in...
Easter in Greece

Easter in Greece

Highlights of the most important holiday of the year It is difficult to describe the intense feeling of the Greek Easter. There are socially apparent and publicly displayed alterations of mood (from joyous to sad,...
El Greco Year 2014 in Spain- parallel events in Greece

El Greco Year 2014 in Spain- parallel events in Greece

Spain, the country that embraced the talent and personality of El Greco commemorates 400 years from his death (7th April 1614), presenting to the public an extended program of exhibitions, lectures, musical concerts, fine arts...
Balkon3 in Bursa: Photo Gallery of ethno restaurant “Mavi Boncuk”

Balkon3 in Bursa: Photo Gallery of ethno restaurant “Mavi Boncuk”

Photo by Husamettin...
Ljubojna: The whole world grew out of folklore, even the craziest creations!

Ljubojna: The whole world grew out of folklore, even the craziest creations!

Interview with Vera Milosevska and Oli Josifovski of Ljubojna: The popular myth about Macedonia where “don’t dance or sing in Macedonia as you will be out sang or out danced” is no longer valid. The...
Corfu – a little piece of Paradise in the Ionian Sea

Corfu – a little piece of Paradise in the Ionian Sea

Whenever I think of sea, sun and the beach I think about Corfu – a wonderful island in the Ionian Sea. It may not be the largest island in the Ionian Sea but it certainly...
ROSTO: SUNDAY POT-ROAST, GREEK-STYLE

ROSTO: SUNDAY POT-ROAST, GREEK-STYLE

Welcome to Greece’s official Sunday meal! It’s one of these dishes that just don’t taste the same in the restaurant. Because you’re so much used to the home-made version, that special taste your palate is...
Balkon 3 presents: I am underground

Balkon 3 presents: I am underground

After many complications and confusion, after hundreds of kebebs and beers accompanied by heated but fruitful debates between the director, screenwriter, producer and sound technician, and after nearly a year since the first scene was...
Travelling by car from Skopje to Athens in seven hours

Travelling by car from Skopje to Athens in seven hours

“Be careful, when you get to the city the GPS may not work properly” – my cousin warned me before leaving for Athens, and my cousin is an experienced driver who has tried using GPS...
MEETING WITH AN ATHENIAN CRIME-FICTION CHARACTER AND HIS JOURNEY TO ISTANBUL

MEETING WITH AN ATHENIAN CRIME-FICTION CHARACTER AND HIS JOURNEY TO ISTANBUL

Inspector Kostas Haritos is a grumpy middle aged policeman, living in a small Athens apartment. He is fighting difficult homicide cases in a gloomy urban world. About the Inspector Haritos is neither a super-hero nor...