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Mastika, Ouzo or Raki – That is the question!

Mastika, Ouzo or Raki – That is the question!

I was sitting in a barroom, eating Greek salad and was finishing my second mastika. It was one of the last days of this long warm summer. While I was thinking of starting this text,... drinks that only exist in this part of the world
“SAKURA ZENSEN” –  JAPANESE CHERRY TREES IN SKOPJE IN FULL BLOOM

“SAKURA ZENSEN” – JAPANESE CHERRY TREES IN SKOPJE IN FULL BLOOM

When cherry trees start blossoming they look like a scene from a fairy tale. They possess beauty so extraordinary that we can easily say they are a miracle of nature.Cherries have a special place 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,... Easter eggs symbolizes Crucifixion
Tulip Festival – The Spring Magic of Istanbul

Tulip Festival – The Spring Magic of Istanbul

Istanbul is a city of legend and history. Once you visit it, you will come back for more. These words are so true because Istanbul is not only Kapali Carsi, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia,... April is the right time to experience the magic

To Serve and Protect: Meet the Ezerani Park Rangers

While most of us work in weekdays and wait for a little precious spare time to spend in nature, some were lucky enough to have nature as their working place. Borche Lazarovski, Toni Dzepovski are... What is it that jeopardizes the park, anyway?
The Ezerani Rangers in their 20 million square meters office

The Ezerani Rangers in their 20 million square meters office

Who can afford an office of 20 million square meters? Even 20 square meters sound like a pretty good working space, let alone something a million times bigger? On top of that, there is no... Ezerani is important place for the European birds
Mountaineers are artists in quest for beauty

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 us, but closer for the group of mountaineers who are climbing on the mountain. With each...
Cartoons from our childhood in the Republic of Macedonia and Greece

Cartoons from our childhood in the Republic of Macedonia and Greece

Cartoons take us back into the past like a time machine, reminding us of our youth and carefree childhood. Such is the power of cartoons. Some of those animated characters, like Tom and Jerry or...
A trip in Antep style

A trip in Antep style

I vaguely remember Gaziantep, as I had visited the city for business purposes almost a decade ago. What remains in my head is rather an archeollogical legend, Zeugma; than sillouette of the city. At the... Coffee, baklava and museums

Exploring the arcades of Athens

The entire Athens center is run through by an incredible variety of arcades, reflecting the rapid evolution of its urban built environment in modern times. Balkon3 reveals the secrets of the most interesting building-passages of... A mirror of the modern city