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  1. Martina
    August 22, 2018 @ 12:28 pm

    Interesting read. Skopje is definitely on my bucket list and so other Balkan places. Been to few but still plenty to explore . Keep up the good work. Great blog.

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    • dankiteski
      August 22, 2018 @ 4:06 pm

      Thank you, Martina. I hope you get the chance to visit Skopje soon 🙂

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  2. Ee Sing
    August 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    I haven’t actually visited a town with a socialist type of architecture. So far its always just Baroque or Gothic or the classical contemporary building. Would love to visit this city one day.

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    • dankiteski
      August 22, 2018 @ 4:07 pm

      You should check out some cities in Eastern Europe then 🙂 Today, none of them have a dominant socialist (brutal) architecture but it’s noticeable in parts of the city, like in Skopje’s case.

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  3. Manon van Os
    August 22, 2018 @ 2:13 pm

    Skopje really seems like such a great city to visit! I actually love all the cities in the Balkan so I might have to add this to my list!

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    • dankiteski
      August 22, 2018 @ 4:09 pm

      You definitely should, Manon. Skopje will definitely be a different experience compared to all other European cities.

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  4. Snita
    August 22, 2018 @ 3:12 pm

    Amazing post! I knew nothing about this place until I read your post! So informative and great images! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • dankiteski
      August 22, 2018 @ 4:07 pm

      I’m glad to hear you could learn something new 🙂

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  5. Marquita
    August 22, 2018 @ 4:27 pm

    I have never read up on Skopje but this seems like quite the interesting place and a true city of contrasts. Even though it seems like it has encountered a lot of devastations it still thrives. Thanks for sharing!

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    • dankiteski
      August 23, 2018 @ 11:52 am

      “it has encountered a lot of devastations it still thrives” – no better words to describe Skopje 🙂

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  6. Shane Prather
    August 22, 2018 @ 5:17 pm

    I love finding a city that has a variety of architectural styles and you know it came from influences from different countries. I hadn’t heard of Skopje so this was neat to learn about!

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    • dankiteski
      August 23, 2018 @ 11:52 am

      Thank you, Shane. I’m glad you could learn something new from this article.

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  7. Sarah - Borders & Bucket Lists
    August 23, 2018 @ 1:19 am

    Hmm I’ve never considered visiting Skopje before, but it seems like such a unique and interesting city. Perhaps I’ll add it to my always growing bucket list.

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    • dankiteski
      August 23, 2018 @ 11:53 am

      You certainly should, Sarah. It will be a different yet unforgettable experience.

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  8. Utsav Srinet
    August 23, 2018 @ 9:39 am

    looks like a great city to explore. You’ve put it on my bucket list

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    • dankiteski
      August 23, 2018 @ 11:53 am

      Thank you, Utsav. I’m really glad to hear that.

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  9. Alex Trembath
    August 23, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

    We are planning a road trip in south-east Europe next year and we would love to include Macedonia. Skopje looks like such an interesting and beautiful place. Great article 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      August 24, 2018 @ 9:27 am

      If that’s the case, then you definitely shouldn’t miss Skopje, Alex. Thank you for your comment 🙂

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  10. sumit walia
    August 23, 2018 @ 1:13 pm

    Such an interesting article, never knew about this .. so glad to have come across this article. Thanks for sharing, just one thing are there tensions within the various communities living together out there and what about crime?

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    • dankiteski
      August 24, 2018 @ 9:29 am

      Well, the tensions aren’t as high as they used to be but they are still out there. As for the second question, Macedonia doesn’t have more crime than the average European country. It’s pretty safe to visit

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  11. Luda
    August 23, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

    Skopje looks interesting! I planned to do a Balkans trip this year but went to Prague instead – now it’s definitely on my list for 2019!

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    • dankiteski
      August 24, 2018 @ 9:29 am

      That’s awesome Luda. Hope you get to visit next year 🙂

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  12. Rahat Arora
    August 23, 2018 @ 6:56 pm

    I’ve never considered visiting Skopje before, but it seems like such a unique but Skopje really seems like such a great city to visit! I actually love all the cities in the Balkan. Great post.

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    • dankiteski
      August 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am

      Thank you for your comment, Rahat. Skopje is indeed, unique and very different from any other capital in the world.

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  13. Baia Dzagnidze
    August 23, 2018 @ 7:01 pm

    I always wanted to go to Skopje, it looks so cute and cozy. I love exploring less know destinations

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    • dankiteski
      August 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am

      Go for it, Baia. You won’t regret it 🙂

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  14. Sumit Surai
    August 23, 2018 @ 7:36 pm

    Nice description. I could almost see how the city of Skopje looks like. I think diversity like this make a place more interesting.

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    • dankiteski
      August 24, 2018 @ 9:32 am

      Thank you for your comment, Summit. I really appreciate it 🙂

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  15. Monique
    August 24, 2018 @ 1:54 am

    What a fascinating article! I must admit that I had never really heard of Skopje before, but now I am really interested in visiting. It must be an amazing place to experience.

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    • dankiteski
      August 24, 2018 @ 10:22 am

      I’m really glad to hear that, Monique. It certainly is an amazing place 🙂

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  16. Nina Nichols
    August 27, 2018 @ 7:34 pm

    The baroque architecture of kopje is something that the natives must be proud of! I’ve never heard of the place but it seems worthy of a visit.

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    • dankiteski
      August 29, 2018 @ 10:38 am

      Actually, not really Nina. The baroque has never been a thing in Macedonia and many locals despite the project because it spent millions of euros of taxpayers money on statues and architecture that have little to do with Macedonian history

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