Skopje | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Lake Matka, behind the dam that created the world's first manmade lake. Kayaking is a popular activity in Matka Canyon

I desperately needed a break from the city. My travels for the past few months through the Balkans had been fascinating but exhausting – just trying to wrap my brain around...

Vrelo Cave on the Treska River in Matka Canyon, near Skopje, Macedonia. Some speculate that it is the deepest underwater cave in the world.

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: Matka Canyon is easily visited during a day trip from Skopje, Macedonia using public transportation. It offers miles of hiking...

Neo-classic Roman government buildings on Dimitar Vlahov Walk along the Vardar River in Skopje

Some mornings, it takes me a moment to remember where I am. It’s a hazard that comes with full-time travel, where every few days I’m in a different city, a different...

Centerpiece of Skope, Macedonia is Macedonia Square, dominated by the "Warrior on a Horse" statue and fountain. Though meant to depict Alexander the Great, the sculpture is not named for him, due to an ongoing dispute with Greece over cultural claims on such historical figures.

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: Centerpiece of Skopje, Macedonia is Macedonia Square, dominated by the “Warrior on a Horse” statue and fountain. Though meant to...