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mariovo2Mariovo is a region in southern Macedonia following the valley of Crna Reka (Black River), flowing through the largest canyon in Macedonia, Skochivirska Klisura. The small number of inhabitants in the villages in this region and the absence of industry and factories, place this area among the cleanest eco regions in the region and wider. Visit this forgotten place on Earth and taste some famous Mariovo Lamb, Mariovo Honey and Mariovo “beaten" cheese. Europe. And if you decide to visit this Macedonian region, don't forget to explore some of its atractions, likeof the Movie Bridge in village Zovic, Peshta fortress from ancient times, Alshar, Chebren, Waterfall in the village Brnik, WW1 location in Kajmakcalan mountain, churches St. Dimitirija, St. Nikola, and many more...

– Daniel Medaroski

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Çuka e Ajtoit 1Hiking to a fortificated ancient area Çuka e Ajtoit is always an adventure. It is one of the most important ancient fortification in Albania, the scenery is thrilling, as well as the view ones you get to the top of the fortress. Çuka e Ajtoit is located in the south part of Albani, between Butrinti (the famous archeological site) and Konispoli. The village in the foothill is called Çiflik.

The fortification belongs to 4th Century B.C to one of the most important tributes of Kaonia in Epir. They were the tribute extended in all this territory. And the site continued from 4 th century B.C to Roman period until the late antiquity.

Nice walk, nature and rich history – what a lovely day to spend!

Eva Thomagjini 

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Maja KotorThe sun is shining in my town. Spring is coming; it can be felt in the air. In Kotor, that can mean only one thing – festive occasions! Even though, everything is different this year, something remains the same: the town has “disguised itself” and, still, shines in all its beauty. Colourful like this, it only spreads positive energy… And I am not noticing it is empty.

– Maja Krivokapic

village Velja glavaWhile hiking in the Župske mountains, we stumbled upon a mill that resists the ravages of time in the village Velja glava, municipality Aleksandrovac. We were surprised to see inside a lady in her eight decade, Mrs. Dragica Filipović, who is successfully grinding flour to the locals of this village and surrounding villages in a traditional way, which is hundreds of years old, and very hard to find these days. What a joy!

– Vlada Beočanin

Zeljko.Boban.2This was my first time to visit this scenic and amazing town of Grožnjan. And what a lovely surprise, a day of Ex Tempore! Hundreds of artists, painters, creative persons all around and through every little charmy streets, it was incredible and wonderful. Grožnjan is often called the most artistic place in whole Istria, and you know what, it's a true. Local music everywhere, you can feel festivity and you feel very special...
Wines, truffles, local products, even mandarines from Neretva, honey...
Scenic town in a scenic surround!

– Vedran Cotic, photos Željko Boban

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IMG 20200816 154858High on the mountain (Vranica), far away from the nearest small town (Fojnica), and hidden in the middle of the country (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Prokoško Lake is a well preserved pearl, which testifies possibility of achieving harmony between the nature and buildings. Here, natural and physical structures are part of a unique landscape, so that traditional vernacular architecture revives and complements the context of this small part of the Dinaric massif. A specific landscape with the fragmented physical structure of wooden cottages, scattered on the lake shores, evoks a kind of romantic and nostalgic feeling towards the archetypal habitat, which regardless of the time distance, forms a part of an emotional homeland.

Igor Kuvač

zina1"Dobra moja mahala, kao da je zaspala", or in English: "My good mahala, as if it had fallen asleep", lyrics from Sarajevo's rock band that run through my head as I walk through old Sarajevo.

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– Zina Ruzdic

Lena StefanouThe photograph was taken in the mountainous village of Platanos on the Greek island of Samos in the Aegean Sea. It is a village surrounded by red soil sources. In the past the inhabitants used to paint their houses red in the summer months, so it was almost invisible from far away, as it was becoming one with the ground. Yet, in autumn when it started raining, the soil washed off from the houses and the village's houses were visible again.

I find it beautiful because it combines all earthy elements (wood, stone, soil) with traditional architecture and the sunset is just additional luxury!

– Lena Stefanou

 

Daniel MedaroskiThe picture was taken in the Gari village, mountain Bistra, National Park of Mavrovo in North Macedonia. The nature and atmosphere is spectacular and worth visiting. Each and every village in this region has its own architectural style, as well as village Gari.

What I like the most about this house and vernacular architecture in the Mavrovo National Park is that everything is made of natural materials that could be found in the surroundings. And everything is made to be functional for a family according to the conditions for life in this region – to be warm in winter, refreshing in summer. And the thing I liked the most is the fact that this house is so unique, unusual, like nothing else, completely made out from nature. Unfortunatelly, there are not many people that remained living here, maybe a dozen in the whole village.

– Daniel Medaroski

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Mariovo – Daniel Medaroski

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Mariovo – Daniel Medaroski

Mariovo is a region in southern Macedonia following the valley of Crna Reka (Black River), flowing through the largest canyon in Macedonia, Skochivirska Klisura. The small number of inhabitants in...

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Çuka e Ajtoit – Eva Thomagjini

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Çuka e Ajtoit  – Eva Thomagjini

Hiking to a fortificated ancient area Çuka e Ajtoit is always an adventure. It is one of the most important ancient fortification in Albania, the scenery is thrilling, as well...

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I love Kotor like this – Maja Krivokapic

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I love Kotor like this – Maja Krivokapic

The sun is shining in my town. Spring is coming; it can be felt in the air. In Kotor, that can mean only one thing – festive occasions! Even though,...

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