utorak, 31. srpnja 2012.

Exploring Macedonia


taken from bus to the city of Ohrid






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Kad me netko pita kako sam se provela u Makedoniji bez puno razmišljanja mogu reći da sam uživala. Ljudi su topli, skromni i otvoreni; nisam imala nikakvo loše iskustvo.

When someone asks me how I like Macedonia I can really say I enjoyed. People are warm, modest and open; I had no bad experiences.



daisy, Kruševo


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MY EXPERIENCE IN...


HRANA/FOOD:

Kad bih morala izdvojiti stvar koja me se najviše dojmila to bi najvjerojatnije bila hrana. Njihovi specijaliteti su nevjerojatni. Ako ćete ikada putovati tamo, obavezno probajte pecivo Gevrek, Gravce tavce, Makedonsko grne, Turli tavu, Šopsku salatu...

If I could tell you what I liked the most it would probably be food. Their specialties are amazing. If you ever travel there make sure you try Gevrek bun, Gravce tavce, Makedonsko grne, Turli tava, Šopska salata...


Pizza, Grne with a bun, Sopska salad and beer; Kruševo


Krushevian grne


 Šopska salad, St. Naum (Ohrid lake)


Home made fruit cake, Prespa lake



RAZGLEDAVANJE/SIGHTSEEING:

U Skopju možete vidjeti jako puno spomenika, ali najveći se nalazi na glavnom trgu i predstavlja Aleksandra Makedonskog, a visok je 23 metara.  Posjetila sam i brdo Vodno, na koje se može samo žićarom, no pogled s vrha je nevjerojatan (vidi se cijelo Skopje), te spomen kuću Majci Tereziji. Zanimljiv dio Skopja je i stara Čaršija gdje možete kupiti unikatne stvari po niskoj cjeni (ali ako se cjenkate). ;)


There are bunch of monuments you can visit in Skopje, but the biggest one is a monument - fountain located on the town square (Aleksandar Macedonian) 23 m high. 
I also visited Vodno hill on which you have to go with a cable car, but the view from the top is absolutely magnificent (you can see whole Skopje),and memorial house of Mother Teresa. Interesting part of Skopje is also old Carsija, where you can buy pretty unique things (if you haggle, at least).  ;)


Aleksandar Macedonian monument 


My mother and I on Vodno 


View from Vodno


Mother Teresa memorial house 


Old Čaršija



*Na prespanskom jezeru bila sam samo 3 dana, no zaista sam uživala. Plaža je bila pješćana, pa uopće nije izgledalo kao da sam na jezeru. Tamo je također i povjesni spomenik, najstarija crkva na Balkanu.

I was on Prespa lake for only 3 days but I sure did enjoy. The beach was sandy so you couldn't even tell it's a lake. There is also a historical monument there, the oldest church in the Balkans.


sandy beach on Prespa lake


Prespa beach


oldest church in the Balkans, Kurbinovo


frescoes


wedding photo shoot near the church




*Nakon Prespe, posjetila sam Kruševo, prekrasan planinski gradić, rodni grad Toše Proeskog, velikog balkanskog pjevača. To je vjerojatno najljepši gradić koji sam vidjela, no nikako mi se ne sviđa što je Tošina smrt komercijalizirana.


After Prespa I went to Kruševo, beautiful city in monutains, home town of Toše Proeski, great balkanian singer. That's probably the most beautiful city I've seen but the thing I don't like is that Toše's death has been pretty commercialized. 


Kruševo city


Meditating on top of Kruševo


View from top on Kruševo


Toše Proeski memorial house 


Toše's grave 



*Prekrasnu bistru vodu, 366 samostana i crkava (jedna za svaki dan u godini), stare zidine, gomilu dućana i turista, sve to ima Ohridsko jezero. 

Stunningly clear water, 366 chuches (one for each day of the year), old walls, bunch of stores and tourists has only - Ohrid lake.


Ohrid sky


Ohrid 


 
Ohrid walls


Kaneo, Ohrid


Macedonian boat, Ohrid 


sleepy tourists


clifs near Albanian border, Ohrid lake


St. Naum church, Ohrid 


Peacock in st. Naum 


Ohrid sunset 



RELIGION AND MUSIC:

Ako Makedonci nešto imaju razvijeno, onda je to osjećaj za religiju i glazbu. Ne znam je li to bila slučajnost, no cijelo vrijeme bila sam okružena glazbom i muzičarima, a crkve i križevi na svakom koraku.. 


If Macedonians have something developed than it's a sense of music and religion. I don't know weather it was a coincidence but I was surrounded by music and musicians the whole time, and you can see churches and crosses on every step of your way. 


Stefan Panevski, Ohrid lake


 Folklor on Ohrid



Musicians on St. Naum


Cousin's viola


Ortodox candles


Church of St. Peter and Pavle, Prespa lake


 Cross in Vodno


Panteleimon church in Vodno, Skopje 


St. Petka church in St. Naum, Ohrid



WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:

Nikad ovo ne bih pogodila no ljudi u Makedoniji ne brinu previše za svoje životinje. Svugdje možete vidjeti pse, krave i konje, no većinom su gladni, pretučeni i uplašeni..

I would never have guessed this but people in Macedonia don't really care about animals. You can see dogs, cows and horses where ever you look, but they are mainly hungry, beaten and scared..





I to bi bilo to. Jeste li ikad bili u Makedoniji?
And that would be it. Have you ever visited Macedonia?


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I'm Feeling:
 clean
Food: olives all the way (day)
Drink: Radler lemon


31 komentar:

  1. Sviđa mi se ovaj post jer je savršen odgovor na moje pitanje kako je bilo :)
    Ja nisam primetila ovo poslednje ali ja sam bila samo na jednom mestu (Ohrid) gde je sve nekako ušušukano i lepo :D Otići ću tamo ponovo, sigurno.

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  3. Divne fotografije draga =) bas ti zavidim =)
    pratim te :*

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  4. I know right? I love those dogs ♥
    Animals in general :) Thanks for your comment!

    I liked your post but agree with you :( Those beaten and scared animals everywhere are horrible. Would break my heart :(

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    1. It was really a great trip but thing like that speaks about people, unfortunately. :/
      You can be poor but animal will eat almost anything..

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  5. Nikad nisam bila u Makedoniji. Odličan post i krasne fotke :)

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  6. Jao, super ti je blog! Savršena kombinacija putovanja i šminke. Žao mi je da sam tek sad saznala za tvoj blog... pratim te ;)

    http://sarasmagicalworld.blogspot.com/ (ja sam počela prije 3 dana. i pišem na engleskom,ali mi se sve nekkao čini da bi mogla početi i na hrvatskom. svrati,ako imaš vremena. ;) )

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    1. http://caught-red-lipped.blogspot.com/ hahaha ovo je moj blog, ne znam zašto sam tvoj prekopirala u komentar. :/

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    2. Hihihi, ne znam ni ja. :P
      Bez brige, nema potrebe za linkovima, pogledam svaki blog čiji vlasnik koji ostavi komentar. :)

      Hvala ti. :*

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  7. Kada vidim ove sve predivne slike iz makedonije, definitivno cu trebati otici malo na odmor :)

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  8. wow wow wow beautiful photos!! im so jealous! macedonia looks so amazing!!! :) p.s. im an aquarius :)

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  9. Fotografije su više nego odlične! Vidi se da si se lepo provela. :)

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  10. joj kak sam uspjela propustiti ovaj post.. nisam nikad bila u makedoniji al ovi peseki lutalice su me full podsjetili na grčku, tam ih isto ima na svakom ćošku, jadni :( fotke su stvarno prekrasne, a hrana izgleda primamljivo :)

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    1. Da, čula sam da su po mnogoćemu slični Grcima, ili oni njima. xD
      Hvala ti, hrana je zbilja bila mrak. :*

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  11. Многу ми е мило што си си поминала убаво , како проширена разгледница е постов . Промовирање 10 + , треба да те почастат со еден бесплатен одмор во Мк :))
    Искрено се согласувам со тоа дека народот (повеќето) не се грижат за животните , не дека само тоа треба да се среди па ќе бидеме комплетни хаха

    Се надевам дека повторно ќе дојдеш во Мк :) :**

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