Mirror: Magnificent Macedonia is one of Europe’s undiscovered holiday highlights

It’s barely nine in the morning, but at the waterfront café on the shores of the sparkling, crystal-clear Lake Ohrid, the owner is recommending I try a bowl of traditional fish stew – for breakfast. I’m spending a week in Macedonia and have already encountered baked snails, giant flaky pastries and huge sausages at random […]

placestoseeinyourlifetime.com: Top 10 Things to See and Do in the Balkans

The Balkans Peninsula covers a good part of Europe and is one of the oldest settlements in the continent. No wonder it is one of the most popular tourist destinations, as it features numerous historic towns and natural wonders. From mountains to pristine beaches, from ancient buildings to luxurious resorts – there is something for […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina / Republika Srpska

I spent last week travelling through the country widely known as Bosnia but which consists of two entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska. I went through small villages like Chvaljina, which are stunning to look at but are also a reminder of the destruction that the war, which started in 1992 […]

Hiking Shara mountain in Macedonia

Having time on my hands I joined several mountaineering clubs in Macedonia and the mountaineering club ”Transverzalec” invited me for a hike. We were going to go for a “not very challenging” 25km (15 mile) hike with about 700 meters ascent and descent and there was a possibility of rain in the afternoon. OK, I […]