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Black belt for eternal love

Black belt for eternal love

Balkon3 interview with Aziz Ismail – five-time karate champion of the Republic of Macedonia He is only nineteen and already a “grandmaster” of martial arts, a karate master to be precise (karate – empty, unarmed... Karate is a boiling water
A bike journey from Macedonia to Istanbul

A bike journey from Macedonia to Istanbul

Travelling from Macedonia to Turkey isn’t a problem, even if you don’t go by car or plane:) He is an avid lover of the sport on two wheels. Goce Shutevski from the village of Rusinovo,... He travelled 750 km
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At the Top of World Football – Devrek and Gostivar, Cities of Champions

Devrek and Gostivar, Cities of Champions  Greece had its best performance in world football championships in Brazil this year. The Greek team passed the group stage for the first time in history and reached the... Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi
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A Blasé World Cup 2014 – Watching the games in Greece

These days, crowds around the globe are talking a lot about the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. So, I was asked what it is that Greeks feel about it. Just observing it all, and being... Watching the World Cup 2014 in Athens
Balkon 3 suggestion for a football snack: peppers and whey cheese salad

Balkon 3 suggestion for a football snack: peppers and whey cheese salad

Football and beer. Why beer? There aren’t many explanations to that. It’s generally accepted that football has first become a traditional sport in the countries where beer had already been a traditional beverage, like the... Do you have the rare ingredient?
We put Nea Salamina back to the top of volleyball world

We put Nea Salamina back to the top of volleyball world

Interview with Zarko Ristoski, Selector of Macedonia National Volleyball Team Mr. Ristoski, what is it that people find so appealing in volleyball? It isn’t football, it isn’t basketball, there aren’t many fans and supporter clubs,... I miss Halloumi goat cheese
We are also watching the FIFA World Cup

We are also watching the FIFA World Cup

I sat down to write this article whileArgentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina were playing a match on the television set opposite me. It was after midnight. No time is bad time for watching the Football... ...although Macedonia is not participating
Bouldering between old monasteries in Macedonia

Bouldering between old monasteries in Macedonia

We find the gray-green stone hills above Prilep to be ideal When I read in the newspaper about the 250 boulderers climbing the rocks surrounding the Treskavec monastery, the first thing I thought was that... How to win the green rocks
Bouldering – the art of rock climbing

Bouldering – the art of rock climbing

It is very little known about bouldering in this part of the world. It is a sport which involves rock climbing without the use of ropes or similar equipment used in alpine climbing. Bouldering is... Climbing without a rope
Postman who ran 220 kilometres

Postman who ran 220 kilometres

All postmen are marathon runners. They travel tens of kilometres on foot day by day and the hero of this story is one such man. Everybody in Veles knows Trajce Mihov, and there is nothing...