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  1. Rajesh
    February 2, 2018 @ 3:12 am

    I really appreciate your article, not much is known about this region.

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    • dankiteski
      February 2, 2018 @ 11:50 am

      That’s right, Rajesh. The Balkan Peninsula is filled with amazing hidden gems many people aren’t aware of.

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  2. Ben
    February 2, 2018 @ 11:46 am

    Hi,

    you are right. I did not find much text about Skopje.
    Your post is beautiful and pictures are great.

    Thank you

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    • dankiteski
      February 2, 2018 @ 11:52 am

      Thank you, Ben! I’m glad you liked the article. Hopefully it will make more people to visit Skopje in the future.

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  3. GiGi Eats
    February 6, 2018 @ 3:22 pm

    I would go purely because I ADORE ANCIENT HISTORY and this place is PACKED TO THE BRIM with it!!!!

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    • dankiteski
      February 7, 2018 @ 11:32 am

      Hi Gigi, yes it definitely is. We have an abundance of ancient ruines here 😀 you should definitely visit if you get the chance

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  4. Anne / FinnsAway
    February 7, 2018 @ 10:23 pm

    Visited Skopje last autumn, and really liked the city! The new facades and the huge amount of statues in central area truly are a bit confusing sight, as well as the old brutal concrete buildings. A lot to see and do in the city. And I totally agree that Matka Canyon is worth a visit, as well as the Vodno Hill with awesome paths for trail running. 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      February 8, 2018 @ 10:13 am

      Hi Anne, I’m not sure how I feel about the look of the city anymore because the government literally changed the way the city I grew up looked like. Today it’s a reason for Skopje to be described as a city without identity and that really hurts because underneath all the baroque buildings and statues of controversial people from history this city has a soul. And absolutely, Matka and Vodno are amazing 🙂

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  5. Sinjana Ghosh
    January 27, 2019 @ 6:49 pm

    This is an amazing post. Skopje is such a fascinating city with two distinct characters. the canyon matka is a stunning natural beauty. Would love to visit the place.

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    • dankiteski
      January 28, 2019 @ 11:12 am

      Indeed, it is. I hope you get the chance to visit someday.

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  6. Jane Dempster-Smith
    January 27, 2019 @ 8:28 pm

    Thanks for the article. I think I would head straight to the East side and just wander through the streets there and get lost. The Old Bazaar looks interesting to visit. I had not thought of travelling to Skopje but your article has changed my mind.

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    • dankiteski
      January 28, 2019 @ 11:13 am

      Thank you, Jane and I hope you get the chance to visit someday.

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  7. Shreya Saha
    January 28, 2019 @ 4:05 am

    True that Skopje is not any typical European city, the Ottoman architecture is indeed evident just like you get to see in parts of Turkey. I would definitely love to visit this place when in Eastern Europe. Thanks for bringing the place to light – it is really pretty.

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    • dankiteski
      January 28, 2019 @ 11:15 am

      Thank you, Shreya- I’m really glad to hear you liked this post about my hometown and hope you get the chance to visit someday.

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  8. Paula
    January 28, 2019 @ 5:28 am

    Perfect! I just read last week that the new route to Skopje will be opened from my home country Finland and the flights are very cheap. We spend summers in Finland so I thought we could do a long weekend in Macedonia to see what it’s like. I didn’t know much about it so I had to google. So I was thrilled to see this post. Seems like a great place to visit and this actually makes me excited to go there. Food looks amazing on that photo!

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    • dankiteski
      January 28, 2019 @ 11:56 am

      That’s great news, Paula. It’s true, there weren’t any direct flights to Finland prior to this year. I hope you get the chance to visit soon and have a great time in Skopje.

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  9. Lisa
    January 28, 2019 @ 2:27 pm

    Canyon Matka is absolutely stunning! I’ve never considered visiting Macedonia, but now you’ve inspired me to visit. The food culture looks good there too, and though it may be one of the poorest countries in Europe, it looks like it has a lot to offer in terms of culture and landscape.

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    • dankiteski
      January 29, 2019 @ 10:41 am

      Thank you, Lisa and I’m really glad to hear that this post inspired you to visit Macedonia

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  10. Cecilia
    January 29, 2019 @ 1:59 am

    You certainly have a beautiful hometown. I especially love the canyon. That blue water is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing an insider’s peek into Skopje!

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    • dankiteski
      January 29, 2019 @ 10:44 am

      Thank you, Cecilia- I’m glad you liked my hometown and this article.

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  11. Katie
    January 29, 2019 @ 2:55 am

    Skopje looks fascinating 🙂 Your pictures are gorgeous and your food pic has made me hungry. The nature in Skopje is breathtaking, I hadn’t even heard of this place before but now i want to book a trip asap!

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    • dankiteski
      January 29, 2019 @ 10:44 am

      Thank you Katie and I hope you get the chance to visit sooner than later.

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  12. Anda
    January 29, 2019 @ 6:18 am

    Thank you for opening my eyes to Skopje. I’ve heard about it before, but I had no idea it was so beautiful. We took a road trip through the Balkans two years ago and wanted to add Macedonia to our itinerary, but unfortunately time was too short. If we make it to Skopje, we’ll make sure to visit Canyon Matka and the Kozjak Dam. They both look spectacular and seem very close to the city.

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    • dankiteski
      January 29, 2019 @ 10:45 am

      I’m sorry to hear you couldn’t make it to Macedonia during your last trip (you missed out big time) 🙂 I hope you get the chance to visit in the future.

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