Macedonia
Гази Баба

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  • Day51

    Kitschy and brutalist architecture

    September 20, 2019 in Macedonia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Try to imagine a city with brand-new buildings that are planned to look like hundreds of years old next to huge concrete (cement) buildings and an old Ottoman/turkish-style bazaar, all that scattered with thousands of new kitschy sculptures and fountains... That's what Skopje looks like.
    The reason for this kind of 'Disneyland' combined with real historical places lies in an awful earthquake in 1963 that destroyed a huge part of the city. We really enjoyed strolling around the city having good fresh food and drinking chai with the locals.
    Fun fact: The tastiest sort of grapes is called 'Hamburg' here :-)
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    Soni und ich fahren an den Bodensee. Ist narürlich nicht mit eurer Reise zu vergleichen

    10/8/19Reply

    Glg sigi

    10/8/19Reply
     
  • Day7

    Day 7 recap

    August 28, 2019 in Macedonia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    After spending the night close to sofia airport, we made our way to the nearby countryside to visit the golden bridges, a river of rock that is a wondeful playground. We then pressed on to the west and headed to north macedonia. First to skopje, the millenium cross and finally lake ohrid

    Today...
    We climbed some rocks
    We arm wrestled ivan and ogi
    We enjoyed the macedonian landscapes
    We made our way up mount vodno to see the millenium cross and skopje
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    RX19

    Rockriver hatten wir auch in Slowenien, allerdings waren die viel kleiner. Echt cool. Wie komme ich bloß dahin😉👍

    8/30/19Reply
     
  • Jun1

    Skopje

    June 1, 2019 in Macedonia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    The third stage of the trip, the Balkan tour, started in Skopje, Macedonia.
    We spent only one night but we managed to explore the old town and the riverside areas. The old town isn't a million miles away from a Moroccan medina with it's mosques and the old bazaar. Further into town there are giant statues and fountains in every spare space between the grand buildings. At night the river is beautiful with a few pretty bridges all lit up and a line of bars and restaurants along the bank full of Skopjans chilling out and enjoying the evening.
    All in all a strange city of weird archicture and a confusing mix of styles and culture but we liked it a lot.
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Гази Баба, Gazi Baba