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  Quote Max Quote  Post ReplyReply #81 Posted: 25-Oct-2012 at 10:55




from time to time, i can see myself on edge of an huge old bridge, through whom i fly down till the first roofs of a once familiar realm, and not to pick up where I once left off, but to pick some oldskul resonances that i have learn from, tho only trees and rocks hide some more of the southern echo, maybe people too, but they are not there any more... echoes in every travel reecho similar visions, that in the end always have the message of survival [1][2][3] quest that for someone resembles strive for comfort, other joyful happiness, third all-round fun, and there are those that (after rarely before) goes even to an inner circles > wherever, whatever and whenever they travel > above all those that strive DOing good things so can became ultimately free through uniting with God < i.e. those that travel to learn and meet rather than exploit and memorize! they just enjoy reasoning about resonances from these trips [1][2][3] often seeking to became themself one-true-resonance [4

C, JH, ARF or DG for all of this u dont need money, ok maybe some so u could pay the road-toll if driving, but its easier if cycling and best if trekking, coz in this way u are not obligate to subdue ur spirit to ur mind, but ur spirit will,can benefit from ur mind! and at the end of the road someone will decide that should come back home, and some that he have found new one, especially if that place is with pure dove-like energy... 

When Someone Goes Away Everything That’s Been Done Comes Back!In the embrace on the corner you will recognizesomeone’s going away somewhere. It’s always so....One day someone will fold our blanketswill open our letters and sort them out by dateinstead of by how often they’ve been read....One day, the wind won’t change directionbutterflies will leave their dust on our cheeks...The Things - we forget them- even before we lose them –the penmanship notebook, for instance....[1]

For the western reader, it cannot be stressed enough that Macedonians come from a place where history isn’t something just learned in a textbook or considered on the Independence Day, but something as natural as leaves and bone in all fabrics of life, just as geography isn’t confined to a map but etched in lives old and young alike.

 Central Church Cross from Poloshki Monastery built in 14 century 16 century wood carving [1][2]

  




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Незнаев каде да го ставам... Ако има посоодветна нишка, преместете го... 

Macedonia: Day 1



I can’t help but think my journey started in Luton’s dingy boarding gate, where a crowd awaited Wizzair staff’s nod of approval, the hallowed sign we could trickle onto the aircraft and escape the noisy, sweaty staircase doubling as waiting lounge. A middle-aged Eastern European man shouts “we are not cattle!”, his fuse clearly shortened by having been submitted once too many to the all too familiar subpar services of low cost airlines. Partly disgruntled for having my morning quiet disturbed (I barely made it out of bed), partly amused at his abrasive belligerence, I wonder why I assume him to be Macedonian, having only met one in my life that I can remember. And he isn’t particularly short tempered.

Four hours later, we land in Skopje. Alexander the Great is a brand new airport, with kiosk spaces still waiting to be filled and ATMless holes in the wall. Its slogan, “Live, smile, fly!”, makes absolutely no sense to me, but I might still be in early-morning grump mode, having just woken up from a semi-submersing nap. To its merit, the trek from the gate to the bus stop is short, clear, and smooth - I’m outside, bus ticket in hand, in 10 minutes. Perhaps I got lucky and took all the right turns, but a quick look around confirms there’s little opportunity to get lost.



After staring at the bus timetable for a while, I regret not pre-emptively studying up on some Cyrillic. Relying on the transparency of languages is rather useless when you can’t read the alphabet. Thankfully, a closer look reveals a pattern in the seemingly illogical time sequences: the schedule changes according to the day of the week, in an effort, I suppose, to match incoming flights. I sit against the glass walls and wait. It takes about five minutes before I realize how crisp the air is, pleasantly fresh and soothing. There’s not a building of notable proportions in sight; the horizon is lined by chain of mountains. I love airports lost in the countryside. There’s absolutely no distraction, no noise, no head clutter. My mood further improves when approached by a British tourist for the time - I must not look as raw and jaded as I feel.

When the dingy shuttle bus, not quite the giant blue transporter from the website pictures, makes its appearance, it is same tourist who notes the bus is filled with exhaust fumes, which prompts me –singled out by the driver to take place first– to commandeer the seat at the open window. I am as happy as a dog, muzzle high up in the air and ears flapping in the wind, until a man seated behind me leans over and shuts the window with a curt ‘sorry’.



Macedonia is a country in development, Skopje a city under construction. We drive through a countryside littered with half-finished houses and makeshift huts. The city is no different, with its concrete soviet-era apartment blocks, grey and grim, sometimes dilapidated. The sight challenges my conviction I prefer ugly cities over the pretty ones, but I know I’ll be gratified when I start noticing those small eccentricities that lend character.

The people here are short spoken, solemn, unsmiling, but friendly. In the search for my hotel, I address a dour looking lady who glowered at the tiny map on the booking sheet. What could have been mistaken with annoyance and reserve was, in fact, careful consideration of how to steer me in the right direction in the few words in English that she knew. Another man abandons his renovation works to join me on my quest, asking locals for directions until I assure him that if it’s in the neighborhood, I’ll be able to find it. Soon I discover that it is, indeed, not that far.

There is no lobby, only a bustling pizzeria. A waiter – Bobby, my new best friend – disappears with my passport but comes back with a beer. It worries me some when he says away for a while, and it is only when I have finished my collation that another waiter asks whether I want to be shown to my room. I am guided outside, up the stairs, and into a room that you enter straight from the street. Instead of a double, it has two twins and – most importantly – virtually no window. I make my way to the restaurant again, find Bobby, and inquire about my passport. A few words are exchanged with his manager, who assures me the waiter handed it to me before – and I’m certain he hasn’t, but when I check, it’s right there, in my folder along plane tickets and hotel booking. I dig and dig, but I have absolutely no memory of the handover. I must be exhausted.



Although apologetic, I sense I really do have friend in Bobby, and I ask for a room with a window. Another chat with the manager results in another set of keys. Bobby escorts me himself. I’m pleased to be presented with a smaller but quainter room, with a window spanning wall-to-wall and wooden beams stretching across the ceiling. The view is –as would be proven at nightfall– spectacular, a panorama of the archaeology museum across the river. As pre-warned in the hotel reviews, this room must be particularly noisy, being situated right above the river sidewalk/youth hangout, but I’m delighted. It’s not too far a cry from the promo pictures.

Hours later, after a meal, an Internet fix, a nap and a shower, I loiter outside the Irish pub helpfully named ‘St. Patrick’s’, waiting for my local friend and his wife. It must have been more than two years since we last saw each other, although neither of us remembers exactly how long. I am conscious, all of a sudden, that these kind of reunions, both with close friends and friendly acquaintances, have been creeping into my diary of late. They unnerve me, because they are a testimony of the past, which has not always been peachy. But my momentary apprehension is quickly quenched under the familiarity of our happy quips.

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http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g303862-d1821962-Reviews-Villa_Dihovo-Bitola_Pelagonia_Region.html

http://www.familyguest.com/en/dest/macedonia/bitola

http://wishfulthinkingworks.com/about/where/macedonia/ [1]

Stroll ancient stone streets.
Sip local wines. Meander through markets.
Mingle with Macedonians. Relax by the lake.
Sleep in rural villages. Visit monasteries.
Hike mountain paths. Explore ancient ruins.
Retrace the steps along the Via Egnatia.
Savor traditional foods and drinks.
Move at a slower richer pace.

You will enjoy the freshest vegetables and the most delicious “slow food” (made from scratch the oldfashioned way) in restaurants and B &Bs. You can indulge your sweet tooth with Turkish-style treats and enjoy the teeny-tiny ice cream and gelato cones that Macedonians favor at bakeries and shops.

Experience Macedonia lets you absorb a different way of life.
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LNG Lazaropole National Gallery (use CC for traslation)



http://lazaropole.webs.com/ [1][2]

http://www.exploringmacedonia.com/?ItemID=D91DC28AC1C00445A6BD16A4DEC1B81B [1][2]

dont miss Sun surfing every morning or evening above the village on Krasta or Sokolitsa Hills especially on 2 August that is our brightest and lightest national day the Saint Elijah day when the village Church Saint George was blessed and also date of macedonian uprising against ottomans and athenians      





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  Quote +Protagorist Quote  Post ReplyReply #87 Posted: 28-Jan-2013 at 21:01

Above numbered once a most rural parts of the country now are best keepers of our near or ancient past although there are even today not so empty villages that are truly rural like Vitolishte in Mariovo where despite all that ruins there is also guest house that says all

In some peculiar way maybe the villages in Prespa have the grates potential for rural tourism, but for now only Brajchino is active one, where you shouldn't miss the opportunity for cycling or trekking around and above the lake as freestyle adventure or following some of the marked routes of historic spots, divine places or natural monuments that altogether are part of the pelagonian region



http://www.brajcino.mk/rekreacija/

http://tourismrural.com/macedonia/topicdetals-6.41.html

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In case You cant or want wander around the country for rural experience,this year will be introduced new ethno museum above Skopje in village Nerezi, right beside one of our most famous monasteries Saint Panteleimon (that together with the monastery of Saint George in Prespa village Kurbinovo are considered as predecessors of european renascence) [1][2][3]

"Vodno Virtual Village" will unite all rural macedonian architecture and tradition in one theme park, with traditional culinary, crafting and accommodation services, maybe future attraction of the new ski tracks above it that are planned for this year [1] yep another satellite of Sk'14 [1]

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/59939213

This ethno-village should be Macedonia in small, so that visitors can faithfully experience the look and ambient of the Macedonian village from the 19th century through the copies of traditional and recognizable macedonian buildings. This project aims to present the traditional Macedonian village, the way of life, culture, architecture, handcrafts of all ethnic communities in the country...

The complex would have 17 facilities, including 12 authentic houses representing the culture and traditions of all regions in Macedonia. This village will also house a museum of Macedonia's ethnological treasury, amphitheater, traditional inn, watermill, fishpond...




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That's why we have so much overclocked processors around [1][2][3] which dont even ask for reset coz thats prideless measure reserved only for those that cant get kazan (distillery) in their neighborhood!

Anyway if you do like to become liverpool fun i'll suggest that diving in rakya its SAFER WITH INSPIRATION or maybe VENTILATION but always try tilting in some meana (restoran) where can be obtain quality battery recharge instead ending with building quality life direction!

I have accepted the fact that the truth is just a figment when she is updated by rakiya especially if that rakiya is medena i.e. prepechenitsa, when its more like olive oil (due to the fact that in Macedonia we say mad for honey) after what there is no other antivirus except governmental creativity pumped late at night for any case life decision intermezzo












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one can easily escape this twisted way of diving in happiness only if there is substitution for it! early in our 90's-high-times that was CS here, when she was dressed naturally while now is mostly painted artificially, as such producing even more dumber way of pleasure than any cheap local spirit! petty our ganja early was among the best in the world eg. Stojakovo Gold, Miravtsi Platinum or Trkanje Abstract, which from time to time were sold as rarity in the coffee shops, probably as i had heard coz it was more than 23th generation of sativa-strains natural cross-pollination, yep probably myth tho, but definitely coz it was tradition assimilated from the scythians in antiquity [1][2] unfortunately today the pot that could be found here is rather down-dope than high-hope, definitely coz the gmo-varieties from the neighborhood [1][2][3] making from the youth lazy apathic stronghold, which is waiting for the -ad via viz-air or white-star emigration [1][2][3]



in the end what counts is measuring which is better, rakiya or skunk, to get liver or lung cancer, to be dumb or dumber, coz u are not capable of going in natural adventure eider by mount hiking and biking or lake swimming and kayaking [1] activities that here are more cheaper than elsewhere, and can pump up more endorphin than any other anthropomorphic stimulant! on other hand maybe spliffin is quite tempting coz its forbidden fruit and fast way for reality-check-out, which normally ends up as addiction
[1][2][3] usually by those that percive the life as prison, at best with open courtyard full of stopsigns and barbwire, fear that keeps ones potential hooked on trust in alcohol but not in weed as alternative, tho mixing them is worst case scenario for any action except chillin' or partyin' even more coz most of the stuff today is labbed on one or another way!

anyway weed here is still prohibited and supported only on b-day@skolka tho there have been also failed attempts for marching revolution that had end up as jay-day party-jams when those green-enthusiasts realize that fromit would benefit only politicians and their ego-propaganda, while it would also open the european doors for voted decadence and more and more gmo-buds, creating quasi-junky-country full of debils addicted to mediocre chemistry and low lusts topped with high desires, thus instead masses to go astral they will go more and more physical! [1]



maybe is better to stay like this with alfa-state of consciousness which will hold any opportunity for chemistry festivals which are going hand by hand with every loosen place full of weeded pleasures! plus here to be straight means to be happy coz there are so many things that one can do for cheap-dirt prices at most comfortable way!
my frends walk on by with smiling heart, coz life is beautiful when u deepening ur happiness with simple mind [1][2][3] specially when visiting country like ours!


Top 15 Cheap, Safe and Friendly Countries


Have you ever wondered which is the cheapest, friendliest and safest country in the world? Well, wonder no more. A recent 500+ page report by the World Economic Forum contains a few golden data nuggets that has enabled me to come up with the answers. I also used data from this wonderful index website called Numbeo. Before traveling to any country, I suggest checking out a few indexes on Numbeo about the country of your choosing.

From my limited but growing travel experience, I have come to the conclusion that there are three factors that influence how enjoyable a country is. In no particular order:

  • Attitude of locals towards foreigners (we’ll call this “friendliness”): Friendly local people means it’s easy to get around, ask for directions and find people to party with. It also increases your chances of immersing yourself in the local culture and getting to know the people better.
  • Cost of living: Everyone likes cheap countries or countries that are relatively cheaper than our own. This means that if you’re from Norway this doesn’t concern you because no country in the world is more expensive.
  • Safety: Safe countries are fun. Why? Because you don’t have to restrict yourself to day-only activities in touristy areas. If a country is safe you can do more “off the beaten path” activities. You can explore new places and stay out late if you feel like it. You can walk around freely and fearlessly. Try doing this in Caracas.
I’ve found data for each of these individual aspects and then I’ve combined the three sets of data to come up with a new list that shows the countries that are the best for cheapness, safety and friendliness combined. I’ve provided individual rankings for each aspect first and at the end of the post you’ll see the results of the brand new combined rankings.


Friendliest countries

You can find the full list of countries in the WEF report that I mentioned above. It’s page 455 in the PDF. Here’s a quick snap shot and a list of the top 5 and bottom 5 countries.


 
Most friendly countries: 1) Iceland 2) New Zealand 3) Morocco 4) Macedonia 5) Austria 
Least friendly countries: 140) Bolivia 139) Venezuela 138) Russian Federation 137) Kuwait 136) Latvia
Special mention: 42) South Africa 55) United Kingdom 102) United States

Cheapest countries



Cheapest countries: 1) India 2) Pakistan 3) Nepal 4) Algeria 5) Bolivia
Most expensive countries: 95) Norway 94) Switzerland 93) Australia 92) Luxembourg 91) Denmark
Special mention: 35) South Africa 78) United Kingdom 62) United States


Safest countries


Safest countries: 1) Japan 2) Taiwan ) Hong Kong 4) United Arab Emirates 5) Malta Least safe countries: 95) Venezuela 94) Trinidad & Tobago 93) South Africa 92) Kenya 91) Puerto Rico
Special mention: 45) United Kingdom 76) United States

Cheapest, safest and friendliest countries

Now, here’s what you are really looking for. The individual rankings are not very useful. Why? Because there’s no point going to Bolivia which is cheap but very unfriendly for tourists. There’s also no point in going to Pakistan which is cheap but not very safe or friendly. Iceland might be super friendly but your wallet will take a hammering. So what you need to know is which countries fair the best in all three aspects. These countries are golden and you should consider visiting them on your next vacation. If you like numbers and statistics, you can check out the spreadsheet I used to combine the rankings over here.

So, drum roll please. Here are the top 15 cheapest, safest and friendliest countries on our beautiful planet.

Country --- Overall Rating (Max 1)
1. Macedonia --- 0.99
2. Georgia --- 0.98
3. UAE --- 0.82
4. Morocco --- 0.80
5. Hong Kong --- 0.75
6. Montenegro --- 0.71
7. Malta --- 0.68
8. Taiwan --- 0.67
9. Ethiopia --- 0.63
10. Thailand --- 0.62
11. Estonia --- 0.60
12. Sri Lanka --- 0.59
13. Nepal --- 0.55
14. Bosnia And Herzegovina --- 0.55
15. Portugal --- 0.46

So there you have it! I barely even know where Macedonia is but judging from these results it could be a hidden gem. This is quite a different list from your normal “top travel destinations” recommendations, with the exception of the UAE and Thailand which are well known destinations.


Least cheap, safe and friendly countries

At the other end of the pile, we have these countries that make the bottom 15 when ranked by cheapness, safeness and friendliness combined.
Some surprises here! Australia makes the list due to the super high cost of living, same with Norway. France and Italy are known to be expensive and not so friendly to English speaking tourists so they make up the bottom 15 too. Iran and Pakistan should be avoided for obvious reasons.


Conclusions

If you want to see the full list of 90+ countries in my safe-cheap-friendly ranking, then you can download the spreadsheet here.
Like all surveys and studies, this one has flaws. However, it does provide some useful insights. That said, the best way to find out how accurate it is, is to go explore these countries and see for yourself.

So, who’s up for an adventure? Macedonia anyone? Or maybe sunny Morocco? What about multicultural Malta?

You decide.

http://www.kimeshan.com/2013/07/11/cheap-safe-and-friendly-countries/


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as our manja from domestic mastraf is alternative for joyful time-warp, so as good alternative for cheap transport is leaving ur time in hitchhikers backpack! in both cases the ride is safe and legal until u stumble upon some twisted local law or tradition eg. going in circles til the provider or depriver of the service unleash his own independent creativity to such extended that u will never meditate again all along the road while waiting for the man!

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actually here is mostly safe to hitchhike, but as with any cheap stuff u really dont know what to expect, coz from moment to moment u are feeling truly how history is breathing its hyping moments (full of odisei's that plant&harvest mystic rainbows while marching emotionally blind)

if u ask me when and how is best to make road gestures while trippin' around, ill say maybe when u dont have nothing to lose, or u travel by any means to get here and there, just be creative when u thumbing up eg. in cycling outfit probably is easiest way to get ride in Slovenia while in Macedonia u would be welcomed autostoper if had briefcase instead backpack when also u should use ur thumb wisely, and as with all unusual road activity be aware that everyday people are driving with everyday habits (fast-furious-high-lazy) tho similar pull similar, but repel if overloaded, yet u never know who is really overloaded [1] and gravity makes all of it to go spiritual i.e. making friends on unusual way with unusual consequences [1][2][3] and in my opinion is even more unpredictable if u avoid to HH with sign

if u choose this way of exploring u will trow extra energy on the road ahead while rushing from A to B but for sure u will reach somewhere where only destiny can get u, in best way to ur gratefulness as most aware characteristic that we poses as souls even if u live in gaming world, so enjoy ur ride while u still have smiling imagination http://highwaywalkersblog.weebly.com/1/post/2013/04/how-to-hitchhike-advice-and-tips.html - [1]



after while stop thumbing around and go hitchhike within, ask people to show u their inner writings,plays,music,videos,at least their local story portfolio, normally where and when they want! and when u had enough of the road take some boat http://wikitravel.org/en/Hitchhiking_boats

After a short search I take a pause in a nice restaurant “No Stress” and then decides, once again, to move on to the next city.

While once again walking out of the city I find some really cheap hotels but I still decide to go further. My next ride is again a luxurious car, this time by a local business man that after a while stops in an outdoor restaurant along the way to buy me a coffee and have a talk. He tells me that he has two businesses, one is import and the other is personal development. The second one is the one he wants to talk to me about, and very quickly I realize that he is trying [softly] to sell a pyramid scheme to me. I write down the information and we continue the drive. After a while I realize that he is going the whole way to Macedonia, but because I want to spend a night in Kosovo I ask him to drop me off before on the road.

It is now starting to get dark and I am not even in a town. There are more people here but they are either waiting for a bus or for friends to pick them up. After what feels like a long time I finally get a ride. This guy is going to the Macedonian border to get or drop off some documents, like a courier. I ask him to drop me of in Kacanik where I plan to find a hotel. But there are no hotel according to all the people I ask, including the taxi drivers, so I have no choice but to go to the road again. The option is to hitchhike back some kilometers to a motel in the middle of nowhere, or to hitchhike to Macedonia. I choose Macedonia, now longing for being back in Bulgaria.
Again I stand around for what feels like forever, with the darkness getting nearer and the people looking at me like they have never seen a hitchhiker before, or maybe even a stranger.

When finally the second BMW for the day stops with two mysterious guys inside I feel relieved, but a bit tense.
The conversation is not going well, with the driver only speaking Albanian and German. After a while they stop and walk out of the car, talking outside. I decide to go out to stretch my legs, but the car is locked. Finally the drivers friend takes off and the driver opens the door for me, saying something like “lets go” and pointing to the bush. I do not understand what he means, he walks and takes a leak and then we are on the way again. Now the conversation is a bit lighter, but still we have big difficulties to understand each other. When we finally hit the Kosovo/Macedonian border and are first in line the guy can not find the right paper for his Switzerland plated car (he lives there). His plan for the day was to go to north Macedonia to get something from a friend and then directly drive back to Kosovo again, a long drive but perfect for me coming near the Bulgarian border. Now it seems he has to turn back early instead without entering Macedonia.

A young guy that talks to him about the problem offers me a ride instead and I walk with him to his car, where his friend and his father awaits – looking skeptical at me. Anyway we drive through the border and into Skopje where they let me off somewhere in the center, asking if this is fine for me and me saying yes because I have no idea where I am anyway. I stand looking at the enormous buildings for a while, being used to small towns for the last days, and then starts walking around for about 15 minutes before I decide to go on to Kumanovo instead, one step closer to the Bulgarian border.

I start hitchhiking on the highway near to where I was dropped off just minutes earlier, accompanied by a taxi man and a cheer-leading group of girls maximum 15 years old. A car stops even though he is going the other direction, but I think he will maybe turn around so I go to talk to him. It turn out the guy in the car wants to buy sex from me, ok so this is maybe not the best place and time to hitch hike I realize. I say no and go back to my spot, but after 10-15 minutes the guy once again comes back, now on my side of the road, and tries to convince me.

About one hour later I am ready to give up because of the dark but with no idea where to go, when a German couple stops and picks me up. They are going to a small village near where I am going, to visit their family. Dropping me off outside the city I have to walk into the center. During the walk I take out some local currency and buy street pizza with mayonnaise, Bulgarian style. The pizza guy tells me he also just came back from Germany visiting his girlfriend. He also tells me where I can find some hotels but before I take off some of his friends walks by and he tells them to show me instead. We walk for a long time, not as close as the pizza guy told me the hotels were, and when we finally arrive they realize that the hotel is now gone and replaced by a restaurant. I say no problem and want to take of, but they have an internal argument in Macedonian for some 20 minutes discussing what they should do with me. Finally I tell them I will go back to the street to hitchhike and takes of, but instead goes to a guy 20 meters away to ask him for directions to a hotel. He tells me one nearby and even though it is not on the address he tells me I find it thanks to some other helpful people. After a quick bargain I get a room for 10 Euro, even with a TV showing a Bulgarian music channel. Before falling asleep I write a long blog entry in my mobile about this day, which mysteriously disappears.

Tip: When going to Kosovo ask to NOT get a stamp in the passport, because a Kosovo stamp could make it difficult for you to enter Serbia.
http://www.world-nomad.com/hitchhiking-through-kosovo-to-kumanovo-macedonia/


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hitchhiking is like hosteling, u never know with what kind of worlds u'l clash, sometimes unique and some tormenting, thats why i prefer touring with bike and sleeping in bag or tent i.e. i was undiscovered camper who trow every comfort possible coz of vortex-friendly people&places that usually cannot be found along major routes...
in Macedonia camping is not obstructed only to camping areas as is in europe and u can camp wherever you want whenever you want, just be careful not to ruin someones crops or cut beautiful trees, at least respect that everything is flourishing like multidimensional echo or singular mirror which have the karmic message - what goes around comes around!
i dont wont to talk about how risky is to camp in wilderness but hey thats the most greatest times of my life, when i was tronned by d nature&life in their kingdom of blissful synergy...



as in all europe also in Macedonia there are many commercial camping areas, which usually lacks animated events, so always bring with u ur favorite toys and means eg. d pocket chess,ping-pong balls,juggling eggs,air-cushion or unique books!

to be camper is one thing, to be traveling camper third and something in between is couchsurfing! honestly u should be such kind of type, eider survivalist or hobo, so u could enjoy in any situation, tho there are impossible times to stay calm and handle stacking moments like strange names in the map and even stranger on the signs...
in case u end up in some jurassic park maybe is wise to properly educate urself how to resolve such natural riddles [1] then ur mind is ur gun and ur eye is ur bullet try not to shoot ur self or ur crew!
wrong number of people is also problem if u camp near water, and never go at such places if u dont have life-jackets, believe me u will save plenty fearful moments of your quality time, which if they're spent in deep nature (maybe with ur loved ones) i'l suggest learn where and which wild herbs could be found here and there ... in a way this knowledge is similar to faraway sail without sailing knowledge or affinities, i did learn that at 4k altitude 100km from civilization surrounded by hungry will and hungry people!
also always have some reserves of something, if not to help someone then to exchange it as gift with them!



eartly advice: as memorable thank u note, normaly in case u have extra free time, always try to make and leave some ground sms like rock-art or big sign, as greeting-card for all the good people that will pass by, message which for sure will revoke in them thoughts like Life Is Beautiful so try escape the concrete jungle! [1][2][3][4][5]
social advice: be carmakarachi and buy second-hand equipment so u can share it with others, mostly travelers or nomads, but have in mind that with it u share ur emf-imprints so at least dont trow it where u dont wont u to be trown!
spiritual advice: watch the sky, focus ur self on upper atmosphere, go to the outskirts if not wilderness, out of any obtrusive artificial city-light so u can reach the stars [1][2][3]


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http://www.balkansgeotourism.travel/map.php?input=macedonia

some Pelister echoes
Spread wings
Be free
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Here the unusual things are an excuse for a stronger presentation of the possible background or reverse of the technical destroying power. The area is full of broken elements of organic or inorganic origin, or in some other occasion, it is transformed into a shocking laboratory of a enormous destruction of everything that is human.
http://artodyssey1.blogspot.com/2010/06/vasko-taskovski-vasko-tashkovski-was.html



The earth hums and dances like a simmering stew. Tired, I want to sit on the edge of the world, to go on strike. But I continue onward so no one will see the short distance between me and the homeless, between them and the pull of the floor, a divider thinner than skin. It’s only that they have a bigger imagination or sense of the future.

In the meantime, just when we switched from a single-party to a multi-party system, my old-fashioned, shared heating system failed, so our mutual system deprived us of its previous services. And because winter came not only to the door, but also into the house, I called on my pluralistic children to form some kind of coalition against cold, even if an unprincipled one, as long as it was efficacious.
Z+S





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in my previous post there is direction toward multiculturalism and geography i.e. the video is made by baltic guy with balkan actors and aussie music, the thoughts are croatian,jewish and macedonian, himalayan picture and the music classic-balkan crossover! eventually there is small boundary in the opening link where the accent is on the term western-balkan but strangely now narrowed to less countries altho earlier Croatia was also in the same pejorative group, probably coz they are now eu-member they disappeared from the list where by all geographic logic there should be listed also Slovenia and Greece besides Croatia, but maybe this is good paradox coz as such is eye opener about others mental fixation to border this or that yard, even when there is no need for it! strangely but only Macedonia and Slovenia from all of these countries are truly multiethnic, other one are more or less polyethnic except our southern neighbor which is living in parallel arian world, tho they're not alone in this world but extra exception for tropical balcony on our ethnic peninsular train!

what to say except WakeUp escape the EtnocentricMatrix, be borderless to ur neighbors even they've been homogeneously brainwashed, at least open green passages for cultural and artistic hangups eg. try their cousin spiced with their music and after invite them to escape their solitude with smile giving them praise for their existence as creative souls No matter the color of their eyes!

enjoy the balkans as one veggie salad + enjoy the world as one fruit salad both seen through macedonian eyes, u can find them in any our music or films as fast accessible art, tho i'l suggest that best cosmopolitic dioptry could be obtain from the ancient petrogliphs (whether inner or outer)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonia_(food)

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/macedonian-salad-needs-a-fresh-start

this raw veggie mix + cheese we tend to call it Shopska salata, and when is filled with mayo it becomes russian(veggie+mayo) or french(v+meat+mayo), that says all i.e. that we are originally natural , tasty without any condiment or additional spices like the latest one which should flavor the 3billion old ohrid lake with grotesque cubist floating casino complex with symbolic investor sahara group(luckily they will probably go broke soon), tho if we refuse them for sure some other neighbor will be openhearted eg. we tend to forbid fishing of carp in prespa and trout in ohrid but others are overfishing them without any restriction, the sam problem is with the overuse of the lake waters etc. but it is coz both greece and albania have sea so why to bother with some ephemeral lakes even tho they were among the oldest three in the world! here is one photo riddle we got bridges,fishers,patterns,models and atmospher, what else we need for all to be sustainable? i think sunshine in our hearts! [1][2][3]



today in our schools is celebrated the MLD Macedonian Liberation Day which survived as such last 70 years, coz everyone else are probably occupied with the idea not to upset the bulgarian minority so mainly they celebrate this day in front of tv or comp, plus we banned the picnic culture so we can save some more money for the homeless people, elementary right for all local cosmopolitans! sorry for my sarcasm, but even myself was not aware of this fact, tho en.wiki is also lacking own backup (so i'm not the only one) which at least can be find on her macedonian version, anyway on this day we started our antifascist resistance [1][2][3] in that time early communist bulgarians didnt mind that we overthrow back then those bugarian nazi-colaborators, even they had have recognized our macedonian minority and granted them all rights to communication and collaboration with its brothers in tito's federation [1] but strangely now in their eyes we are vileness, sadly how history can change face from time to time as political elites wants, thus repuzzle already gained freedom e.g. now as in greece so as in bulgaria macedonians are not recognized officially [1] (extra exceptions in "democratic" europe)
   
    

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one of the most beautifully multiethnic places in Macedonia is the city of Tetovo situated in Polog valley, where early in Ottoman empire turks and albanians were dominant til 1900 [1] while now albanians and macedonians are largest communities [2]

Tetovo is located at the foothills of the Shar Mountain in north-western Macedonia, 468 m above the sea level, on the edge of the Polog Valley. The city is separated by the river Pena, which flows from the Shar mountain.

Although there is evidence of settlements in the area as early as the bronze age, the town is first mentioned under a name resembling its modern name in the 17th century under the toponym Htetovo. The legend is that Tetovo got its name after the legendary hero Teto, who cleared the town from snakes; not surprisingly, Tetovo means Teto's place.

In the middle ages Tetovo was an important trade center for the local farmers and craftsmen, as well as an important military fortification for the Ottomans. In the 19th century, the Russian Consul I. Yastrebov spoke highly of Tetovo's climate - mild snowy winters, sunny and comfortably warm summers. The traveler Ami Bue described Tetovo as a very clean city [1]
    
above Tetovo is our most forgotten beauty d Tsar mountain where u can hike,ski or cycle [1][2][3]


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I Got My Bike, I Love To Ride, Ask Me Why!?
- Life is like a sixteen speed bicycle, Most of us have gears we never use! [1]
- Every time I see an MTB, I no longer despair for the future of the human race [1]
- If people in antiquity had horses, modern people have bikes, to have both of them is memorable privilege!







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+ one more ? for the ride - ask ur self is it worthed to visit such place one day, at least for one day - what can u see and gain if u do!?

to this ? there are three =

1. d european Lighthous - as always only country around with official praise to the Sun, even brighter with our latest provisional un-etiquette (we were told it would last three months) with which we find creative comfort to - Fyr oM (stay positive nomather how xenophobe is our surrounding) - http://www.viabalkans.com/en/fyro-macedonia/

2. post #91 says we are Cheapest, Safest and Friendliest country in the world

3. post #31 we have most Universal Kitchen coz what overeating rulz

btw please feel free to drop some info-Chi in this thread, eider like advise or guerrilla marketing pie, then dont miss d 16th gear simply be explorer, tho even as fly-by visitor u can spin some wheel e.g. with BT spikes...



Evliya Çelebi was a famous traveler who travelled through the Ottoman Empire over a period of forty years. His collection of notes from all of his travels formed a ten volume travelogue called the “Seyahatname” (“Travelogue”).
His notes are very important and useful for the cultural aspects and lifestyle of 17th century Macedonia. The fifth and the eighth volume of the “Seyahatname” (“Travelogue”) deals with the journeys through the Macedonian land. In this book he successfully describes the journeys in Rumelia’s cities like Skopje, Kumanovo, Stip, Veles, Bitola, Resen, Kratovo, Prilep etc. During his travels he was taking notes on buildings, shops, markets, customs and culture. Nowadays “Seyahatname” (“Travelogue”) is a very important book to learn about the past situations and lifestyle in the Macedonian cities. This paper will deal with this matter. [1] old bazaar skopje - http://www.balkantale.com/map.php#]

http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Makedonija+vo+delata+na+stranskite+patopisci&qt=results_page [1][2][3]








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Astronauts food from the eagles canyon

Except impeccable by DNSUnlocker" style="z-index: 2147483647;"> hotel, the magic of nature and organic food, tourists from the West are looking for something more exotic story that will lead them to travel to a place that offers far more than a ready-made, arranged tourism. In Macedonians understand that, and along the cheap accommodation in the renovated by DNSUnlocker" style="z-index: 2147483647;"> hotels, untouched nature of Ohrid Lake, Mavrovo, Galichitsa and Pelister, they offer stories that have brought visitors in other areas also.

Such a story is about plant that after had been harvested and stored in herbarium can simply revive itself, and this story immediately captured the imagination of those tourists that comes to Matka Canyon, 20 kilometers from Skopje, in the narrow waters of the river Treska.

- The plant that botanists call Ramonda Nathaliae grows mainly at Matka Canyon, and for it currently are pretty interested in NASA because her properties i.e. that after long time spent without water, in frost, even in the herbaria, simply when it is poured with water immediately gets alive - explains Gligor Tintorski, expert from Matka.

Its fact that this plant has all these qualities, but something about her background suppressed: it was discovered in 1874. Joseph Pancic, first in the Sichevach gorge, and called it Ramondia serbica, then later was found on Suva Planina and Matka Canyon. Because the variety from Matka is slightly different in color is called Ramonda Nathalia, after the wife of the serbian king Milan.

First time was called Phoenix plant in 1928 year, when Russian botanist Pavel Chernyavski accidentally poured water on herbarium specimen and at his amazement found that she came to life.

The bear fact that with this phoenix plant deals NASA, that wants to use it as a food additive in spaceflight, and the information about butterflies that live only in the area, has attracted a number of tourists from across the ocean. Tourism workers from Skopje, in whose hotels are staying this guests, hoping there will be more visitors, but environmentalists say that big rush of funs of birds, butterflies and rare plants, will endangered ecologically the Matka canyon. Fortunately, in the canyon there is just one mountain home with little beds, but in the organization of Skopje hotels Matka is easily accessible.

The canyon has seven monasteries of the 13th century and is full of endemic plants, birds and over 100 species of butterflies, of which forty appears only in this area. Sometimes the place is referred to as the eagles canyon, but all four types of eagles one by one disappeared. Environmentalists now as first step are trying to return white vulture and golden eagle.

- It is forbidden to collect or hunt anything in the canyon. Is it because of too hot weather, or something else, now is just noticeable absence of butterflies. Once in the canyon communities lived four species of eagles, and last flew a few years ago - says Tintorski.
- Domestic tourists mainly come to Matka for kayaking or rafting on the wild Treska waters or to enjoy the mountain bike trails, where they are refreshing in several restaurants by the water. But there are hunters of endemic plants and butterflies, which are difficult to prevent not to spoil the pristine nature. While our team of journalists stayed in the canyon, a helicopter has been searching for hours for some exterminators of rare butterflies, which were lost in the wilderness.

http://www.blic.rs/Vesti/Reportaza/51482/Hrana-za-astronaute-Nase-iz-kanjona-orlova/print

 



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http://geosphere.gsapubs.org/content/1/1/1.figures-only [1][2][3][4][5]



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