"Macedonia" Republic of Macedonia by Karolina01

Republic of Macedonia Travel Guide: 3,283 reviews and 12,048 photos

Welcome to Macedonia

The Name

My baba told me once
Don't forget who you are
And keep your name.
I asked, what if I would not?
She said, to me it means a lot.

I will go to the heaven
And wait for you to come.
To see me there
You won't need your eyes,
To hug me,
You won't need the arms, as same.

The only thing that you need,
Is to keep your name.

Now my baba is in the heaven.
To see her now, would be a prize.
Please, please
Let me keep my name,
And take away my eyes.

My baba is waiting for me,
To give her a hug when the time comes.
Please, please
Let me keep my name,
And take away my arms.

author: Karolina
editor: Val


My favorite book about Macedonia:"Macedonia and Greece: The Struggle to Define a New Balkan Nation", by John Shea (1997)

Favorite film: "Before the Rain" directed by Milcho Manchevski. (1995)


We Macedonians like green peppers in different tasty foods, and we have plenty of them. You have probably heard about ajvar, which is made of red peppers. The time for making ajvar is usually September and we make enough to last all winter.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful Landscapes
  • Cons:Poor Economy
  • Last visit to Republic of Macedonia: Jun 2008
  • Intro Updated Jun 23, 2008
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Interesting tips on your home country, located in a part of Europe that I have always wanted to visit. Thanks for the great photos but, what exactly is a 'burek'? I hope you survived Saskatoon's winter without freezing too hard!!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Nice introduction to Macedonia. -- I'm shocked to learn that there is no burek in Saskatoon, LOL!

  • FruitLover's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Hi Karolina! enjoying your MK's pages. "The name" - very impressive. "West Balkans", "East Europe": Can you give me the full names and publishers of the books? blagodaram, Avi

  • janika's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Thanx for the birthday wishes Karolina. You have a neat little intro page on Macedonia. I had no idea about the history, but now I do. Cheers from Ottawa...

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2007 at 5:59 AM

    Lake Ohrid looks so picturesque. It must be a great place to visit in the summer! A picnic lunch would be wonderful...

  • Dirim's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2007 at 5:04 PM

    It would be a joy for me to read your nice pages about my grandfather's homeland Bitola. Visit Sarajevo if you will be in Balkans until 2008.

  • Rusket's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2006 at 1:49 AM

    Bila sam u Makedoniji u Julu, ali nisam još imala vremena da napravim stranicu.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2006 at 8:09 PM

    Hello Karolina! I am just back from the Balkans, but had to give a miss to Macedonia this time due to lack of time. It looks beautiful and has interesting history, I will be there one day. Loved the film Before the Rain. Happy Birthday from Finland!

  • we2364's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2006 at 11:16 PM

    You have your camera eyes to amplify the beauty of the world;-). Thank you for the wish. Will come back more :-)))

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2006 at 9:55 AM

    Nice to know of the Roman influence = nice page

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