The most famous village in Macedonia

The most famous village in Macedonia

There are many villages in my country, some of them with dilapidated houses and only a few citizens, other rich with population and architecture, but all of them different. There is one special village in many ways, a village with a spirit and wealthy history. Located on the slopes of the mountain Jablanica the village Vevchani [...]

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Skopje – Balkans’ Las Vegas, a city of kitsch or something else?

Skopje – Balkans’ Las Vegas, a city of kitsch or something else?

Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia, has many nicknames. Starting as a City of earthquakes, because if we look back through the centuries every 500 years some strong earthquake has destroyed the city. However, Skopje has been rebuilt each time. The last terrible earthquake happened on 26 July 1963, when 80% of the city just disappeared in [...]

Skopje’s Old Bazaar – a place to intrigue and inspire

Skopje’s Old Bazaar – a place to intrigue and inspire

The Ottomans ruled with Macedonia and the rest of the Balkan for about five centuries, from the end of XV till the beginning of XX century. Their influence during that period was strong in many aspects of the local's life. That influence has left a mark that stays even today, especially vivid when visiting the [...]

Peshna – the cave where the fantasy and reality collide

Peshna – the cave where the fantasy and reality collide

The cave Peshna has the biggest entrance in the Balkans! Located 6 km from Makedonski Brod on the regional road to Samokov it is one of the most attractive natural beauties of Macedonia. Unfortunately, not many people know about it, even the Macedonians are still discovering it, so it is a hidden gem and an unexplored [...]

Things to do with children and family in Chicago

Things to do with children and family in Chicago

"It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them." - Mark Twain, 1883 Chicago was only 46 years old when Mark Twain wrote those words, from a small trading post at the mouth of the Chicago River into one of [...]

“One Pearl” – Please

“One Pearl” – Please

When ordering a cocktail we are buying a promise of a liquid escape to happiness. Meaning that creating a mixture of different drinks as alcohol and juices, fruit, herbs, ice, etc. should evoke feelings, memories and at the same time create new in a special atmosphere. That's why it's important for that promise to be fulfilled. [...]

The Versatile Blogger Award 1, 2 & 3

The Versatile Blogger Award 1, 2 & 3

I'm not a very patient person, I always want different things to be done at once. Anyways, sometimes is good to postpone some things, like writing this post as a response to the Versatile Blogger Award nomination, because until I started writing it 2 other nominations came by. This will save me some time to [...]