Tag Archives: Macedonia

My 7 links

Katie at Tripbase has put together a fun, new blog challenge to unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavour to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again. And how to do this? Details are over at Tripbase [...]

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Things to do in Skopje

Skopje isn’t what leaps to mind when you think of European cities, is it? It’s probably among the lesser known capitals, along with Chisinau. To me, it was the easiest way to get to Kosovo for a travel writing assignment on the then two-month-old nation. When I checked into my Skopje hotel, the manager asked [...]

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Elvis of the Balkans

Tose Proeski performed Macedonia’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 and was named by the BBC as the Elvis of the Balkans.

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The Macedonian naming dispute

The Macedonian naming dispute: How Greece and Macedonia battle over the name Macedonia. And over the nationality of Alexander the Great.

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First impressions of a fledgling nation – Kosovo one year on

A year ago (April 2008) I travelled to then 2-month-old Kosovo to get a first impression of the fledgling nation. The future seems hopeful.

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11 fave hotels of 2008

We stayed in plenty of hotels in 2008, some good, some not so good, some blah. Here are my fave hotels of 2008 – in no particular order.

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Boating up the Nile

Travels of 2008 – and plans for 2009

Travels of 2008 – many old faves plus some new countries: Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Transdniestr, PEI, Wales, Isle of Man, Srpska and more.

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