Yeah I do love them . But I am not suprised in fyrom them do not mention Bulgaria. They are though to hate us for 50 years and to worship the serbs. Its the base of the Macedonioan ethnicity. If a closer relations with Bulgaria are established I m sure they d get we are one people no matter what we call ourselves.
Welcome, Danica. I am half Macedonian (Mom). I had spent about 6 months in Macedonia, at the border of Yugoslavia, back in '91. I drifted close to Gostivar, Tetovo, and Kumanovo. The mountains there are just wonderful.
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I might as well post some more pictures of Ljubljana since upon reflection now, it was quite a stunning looking city. Plus, there might be some Slovenian lurking about wanting some pictures of their home country. You never know.
I decided to climb up to Ljubljana castle.
Walking up the stairs.
And taking pictures of the stunning scenery of the city as I went up.
Finally got to the top.
About to walk inside.
And the train station at 11pm on my way to Switzerland. It was unbelievably cold that night.
Sorry but those are the only places I visited in Macedonia. Because of the heavy snow, it was almost impossible to go anywhere else. But later this year I'll go again and I'll visit Bitola and Prilep too.
I can't believe I missed this thread, I just wanted to say nice pics Nikola. Skopje is nice and the city center is very European like. Even Ramstore Mall and the other mall ( I can't recall the name) are nicer then the malls near my house. I can't see how the average person can living in Macedonia can afford their prices since they were extremely overpriced, but thats another story.......
The Albanian side is much poorer in Skopje and their is more of a traditional/Balkan feel I guess especially when you compare it to the more organized and European looking Macedonian side. It's been almost 3 years since I've been to Skopje, but I think the Turks, Bosnians and other Muslim groups are located on the Albanian side as well and it would make sense there is a more Islamic feel to it as well.
I can't believe it's been 12 months since this trip and I still haven't gone back. I'm now planning for April/May so hopefully it will work out.
Logic, the developed parts of Skopje are equal to anything western. Like you said, Ramstore is just as clean and modern as any shopping centre in any rich country. The non-developed parts are still way behind but I think over time, the rest of the country will catch up.