Kosovo's southern neighbour The republic of Macedonia 🇲🇰 also called (FYROM) former yugoslav republic of macedonia. Macedonia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it was the only one of the 7 former republic's to break away without war. Macedonia is just over twice as large as kosovo, and it has nearly 300,000 more residents than kosovo. About 64% of the population are ethnic Macedonians, with a sizeable ethnic albanian population just over 25.2%. There is currently no viable option when it come to railways for cross border travel, however there are two international border crossings between the two nations at Globocica and Deneral/Jankovic. The skopje metro area is also home to the nation's 1st and largest international airport. Seen here are some of my many trips to the country. You can see the international border crossing sign, the statue of Alexander the great, the skopje aqueduct, the zoo, the holocaust museum, the airport, the arch, a view from the millinum cross and cable car, as well as the skopje fortress. #kosovo#macedonia#southern#neighbor#yugoslavia#fyrom#international#border#alexanderthegreat#aqueduct#zoo#holocaustmuseum#millenniumcross#cablecar#portamacedonia#skopjefortress#visit#travel#explore#balkans#europe#visitmacedonia#exploremacedonia#livemacedonia
Unless you’ve been to #skopje you ain’t never seen a #cross this big! Standing 66m tall and placed 1066m above the city on top of Mt. Vodno, the #millenniumcross gives the feeling its always looking down and protecting the city (especially when it’s lit up at night). It was constructed to serve as a memorial of 2,000 years of #christianity in #macedonia and the world. Best of all the bus and #cablecar to the top only cost £2. #cheapdate ⛪️🇲🇰
Skopje is beautiful. Having your suitcase lost by the airline, is not. Despite living as if I was in the past, hand washing the clothes I had spilled my dinner on (which happened more frequently than I’d like to admit), my experience here was incredible. I met some amazing people, and participated in unforgettable spiritual experiences. I saw a culture that was far removed from Ireland, and met local people who were able to enlighten us on their social situation. I learned. I saw. And I sang. All things I love to do. The people of Macedonia are amazing. Welcoming and kind. May God break down the walls between the people here, just like in Jericho.
🇲🇰 If you go to Skopje, make sure you leave yourself enough time to take the cable car up to Vodno mountain. You’ll be able to get up close and personal with the Millennium Cross and be treated to incredible views like this. ⛰😍