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Take your passport with you!

Maybe needless to tell the more experienced traveller that you should always have your passport with you...Well, I forgot to take it when we planned an overnight stay at a monastery...The thought that you have to register in such a sacred place never occurred to me! My drivers license unfortunately was not good enough...Result: No room for me!

So, take your passport, even if you´re planning to stay in a mountain hut or monastery!

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 7, 2007
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Pig in pigsty - FYR of Macedonia

Pig in pigsty

Skopje Zoo

This is a huge dilemma: Telling people not to go to the Zoo will likely reduce turnover and consequently animal welfare...However, this zoo is too depressing to visit...The picture should speak for itself...

I can understand that there is lack of money...But in that case, better no zoo than this one!

Hopefully things have improved since this picture was taken (2003).

Update 2012: The zoo has improved a lot!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 18, 2012
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Health Insurance - FYR of Macedonia
Health Insurance

Since September 2008 you need proof of a valid health insurance when you enter Macedonia, otherwise you will have to buy one at the border. You can ask your insurance company for an international statement.

I believe that for short term stay this is only about 5 or 6 euros, but for long term stay it may be a lot more expensive.

NOTE (2010): This policy has been canceled! You do not need to proof anymore that you have a valid health insurance, or buy one at the border!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 26, 2010
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