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Macedonia is a landlocked country and is centrally located on the Balkan Peninsula. It borders on Serbia, to the east by Bulgaria, Greece to the south, Albania to the west and the northwest of Kosovo. The western mountains of Macedonia are foothills of Dinara, the main mountain range of the Western Balkans. The highest peaks are 2.764 m high Golem Korab on the border with Albania and the 2.747 m high Titov Vrv in the massif of Šar Planina. Other mountains are located in the southwest of the country Jablanica Mountains, which forms partially the border with Albania, the Osogovo Mountains to Bulgaria, the Galičica massif between Ohrid and Prespa and Pelister massif between Prespa and Bitola.

Next to our content articles we publish blogs to certain topics. Please follow the given links to get to our topic relevant blog articles with couple of additional pictures about Macedonia.

Sources of Lake Ohrid - Sveti Naum at Green Oasis
Museum Complex Museum on the Water at Lake Ohrid
Diving paradise next to pile-dwelling Museum on the Water
An afternoon stroll through the old town of Ohrid
The Historical Beauty of Macedonia’s Ancient City of Stobi

Skopje - centuries of Ottoman rule in Üskub

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Skopje - centuries of Ottoman rule in Üskub

When in 518 an earthquake destroyed the entire city of Skopje, it was a primary concern of ruling Emperor Justinian I to rebuild the city. Not even a hundred years had passed when, in the winter of 594/95, the Slavic tribes of the Balkans, the tribes of the Slavs, destroyed the city again.

The famous Matka - Canyon, Dam and Gorge near Skopje

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The famous Matka - Canyon, Dam and Gorge near Skopje

After our mostly disappointing days at Skopje, we were already on the way back to Lake Ohrid when we were discussing to visit Matka Canyon to report about this famous ravine, as we were able to see the sign board in a bend.

Roman Scupi - first settlement in the history of Skopje

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Roman Scupi - first settlement in the history of Skopje

Of course, our first visit to Skopje, the state capital of Macedonia should also serve a little exploring on Roman monuments which were preserved by the yet so varied history.

A detour with consequences - Passage of the Lake Dojran

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A detour with consequences - Passage of the Lake Dojran

Our return journey from the CMT fair in Stuttgart was overshadowed by a very special event, as Greek farmers protested against the austerity policy of the government of Alexis Tsipras.

Heracleia Lyncestis - a day trip to Bitola

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Heracleia Lyncestis - a day trip to Bitola

We had to postpone the planned day trip from Ohrid to Bitola several times, now finally it happened. With nearly 75,000 inhabitants Bitola is the second largest city in Macedonia today.

The Ohrid Lake and its bubbling underground springs

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The Ohrid Lake and its bubbling, underground springs

Lake Ohrid is one of the oldest lakes in the world, often referred to be the second oldest lake on the planet. Several times we have already reported about the lake whose water still has the quality of drinkable water and its environment in the Galicica National Park.

Autumnal city tour in Ohrid with Camper friends

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Autumnal city tour in Ohrid with Camper friends

It is quite chilly in the morning and the sky is overcastted with clouds. We want to begin our way to Ohrid, because our friends Julia and Davide, on our advice, only have a few days time for the Campsite Rino next to the lake before following their own schedule and time table to Albania.

Day trip to Lychnidos - today called Ohrid

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Day trip to Lychnidos - today called Ohrid

Early in the morning of the following day we had arranged to meet with Perparims father for a trip to the nearby town of Ohrid on the same named lake. We took the advantage of a narrow, winding road along the lakeshore, which led us directly into the city center.

Ohrid - lovely city hike with Marta and Luis

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Ohrid - lovely city hike with Marta and Luis

What we really love within Camping, is meeting with people from different countries and learn about their ideas of traveling and outdoor. For sure, sometimes you have to be careful, not to disturb people, but mostly they like exchange too very much.

Misho Yuzmeski - writer and hiking guide of Galičica

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Misho Yuzmeski - writer and hiking guide of Galičica

Coming into an area, that "virgin" is a relative good expression for, means a region that still seems to be relatively undeveloped, you are very grateful if you meet someone who has devoted precisely on this problem.

Culture Region of Ohrid - The Museum on the Water

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Culture Region of Ohrid - The Museum on the Water

The fish-rich Lake Ohrid and the strategic location attracted the first settlers in the region of Ohrid more than 5000 years ago. The oldest skeletal remains in the city of Ohrid dating from the 4th millennium BC.

On the way to Tierra del Fuego - stopover at Lake Ohrid

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On the way to Tierra del Fuego - stopover at Lake Ohrid

"Hey and hello, we are Luisa from Freiburg and Kevin from Emmendingen on the way to "Tierra del Fuego", so our two camping neighbors at Lake Ohrid presented themselves after their arrival on a Honda Africa Twin and fixing their tent while enjoying the obligatory welcome coffee and the associated "brandy" at Camping Rino.

Camping Rino in Kalishta at Lake Ohrid

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Camping Rino in Kalishta at Lake Ohrid

After our trip passing Croatia during the last year in November we approached at the campsite Rino for the first time. Of course the weather was no longer warm enough for calling it "summer" because the temperatures only amounted between 10 ° and 18 ° degrees.

Back at Lake Ohrid - Morning impressions at the lakeside

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Back at Lake Ohrid - Morning impressions at the lakeside

According to some rainy days, which unfortunately left our planned excursions on and next to Skadar Lake fell into the water, we are now swept back to Lake Ohrid, where during the week preliminary discussions relating to planned hikes and also in terms of a planned Paragliding Festival will take place.

Excavation and Conservation Works in Stobi, Macedonia

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Excavation and Conservation Works in Stobi, Macedonia

The first excavations in the ancient city of Stobi were started in the 19th century. During World War I, the German officer Hald had began the first systematic excavations of the site.

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