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Strangers in our own city

When you see a group of around fifty people, who are listening to the tourist guide with great interest while they are vigorously taking photos, you will probably think that they are some foreign tourist...

Keep on riding, Dejan!

Interview with Dejan Zafirov, a young man, who cycled 5.300 kilometers from New York to San Francisco. Five years ago, Dejan lost his left leg and since then he walks with the help of a...
The Ruby of Macedonia

The Ruby of Macedonia

Not all countries have their own national gemstone. China is known for its Chinese jade, Australia has its own Australia opal, the Czech Republic has the Czech garnets, Columbia – the Columbian emerald, the Baltic...
You need to stir public interest in your books

You need to stir public interest in your books

Balkon 3 interview with Nermin Mollaoglu, a literary agent from Turkey Nermin Mollaoglu is one of the best literary agents in Europe. She is an avid lover of literature, connecting Balkan countries by organizing meetings,... It is not very profitable, but the mission is more important
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
Devil’s Wall

Devil’s Wall

The wastelands surrounding the town of Sveti Nikole resemble a remote valley in Afghanistan rather than a macedonian landscape, and hide an amazing legend. It hasn’t been in the public eye so far, but that... amazing legend
A walk through the Ottoman heritage of Skopje

A walk through the Ottoman heritage of Skopje

Last Sunday, the team of Balkon3 had a wonderful opportunity to take part in one really unusual and interesting event. That was the three-hour walk through the Ottoman heritage of Skopje which was organized  for...
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... Limited movement