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“Free of charge” – by the state

When the state tells you that it provides something for free, it’s the same as if the fridge offers to buy you lunch. If nobody puts food in the fridge, nothing will come out of... The state never gives anything for free

100 Best Things to do in Greece

Greece needs its tourist industry now more than ever; anyone choosing Greece as a holiday destination is helping to support its economy. Though struggling, it has lost none of its attraction for visitors; the Parthenon... You will neither regret nor forget it

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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