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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...
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...
BURSA – A DREAM UNTOLD

BURSA – A DREAM UNTOLD

If tears start flowing from your eyes whenever you see a number 16 licence plate, if you only cheer for Bursaspor at Ataturk Stadium, if you feel Osman Gazi at the entrance of the city,...
Quest for the fountain of Gostivar

Quest for the fountain of Gostivar

A fountain stands in Gostivar, Oh, what a fountain, a fountain of souls, Gostivar girls gather, each a chosen one, My soul is burning and I cry… These verses come from an old Rumelian song...
SIX SIMPLE TIPS FOR SMALL MUNICIPALITIES WHO WANT TO PROMOTE LOCAL TOURISM IN THE BALKANS

SIX SIMPLE TIPS FOR SMALL MUNICIPALITIES WHO WANT TO PROMOTE LOCAL TOURISM IN THE BALKANS

Ask any mayor in the region what are her/his strategies for local development and they will  definitely underscore tourism. Almost every municipality in the region, be it urban or rural,  has tourism development listed as...
Our beautiful mountains: seven similarities between Korab, Ararat and Olympus

Our beautiful mountains: seven similarities between Korab, Ararat and Olympus

The mountains of Ararat, Olympus and Korab are national landmarks. What Ararat is to Turkey, Korab is for Macedonia not in just one way but in seven of ways. That is how many similarities we...
“Petrified wedding party” in Kuklica

“Petrified wedding party” in Kuklica

The longest month of the year is finally over. The days are still cold but sunny, and by looking at the sun going higher above the horizon I can tell that spring is on its...
The beauty of Prevalla

The beauty of Prevalla

February arrived in Prevalla without bringing a single snowflake. The residents of this resort, especially the older generations, do not remember a winter without any snow, especially in this ski resort which sits at 1500...
Winter trip in Antep style

Winter 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 archeological legend, Zeugma; than silouette of the city. At the...
Museum in small Turkish village of Baksi the best in Europe

Museum in small Turkish village of Baksi the best in Europe

Baksi village, formerly known as Bayraktar, looks like an ordinary village in Turkey where the remaining 480 inhabitants (the ones who have not yet gone to Istanbul 1100km away, to the capital Ankara 600 km...