“Roman Scupi“, “Ottoman Üsküb”
Another weekend and another two new countries never been before ahead of us. The first new countries we would visit so far in 2015 as all the trips before this have been to countries we’ve been many, many times, although to different cities not been yet. Travelling is not just a fact about ticking off countries from the list, but to keep returning to the many other cities and places within those countries. This is the countless list after all, and the most expensive part (as general rule) as having to travel to secondary and tertiary cities not the capital generally cost more.
In this occasion, it was back in May 2014 when WizzAir Airlines launched really good offers just for 24 hours on the occasion of their 10th anniversary celebration. They released 2×1 tickets and we were lucky to manage a good bargain to Skopje which was in our wish list of near future trips. If it would have not been for WizzAir, then there was no other airline covering this route from London (at least by the time we went in March 2015). I am sure it is matter of time that other airlines start to introduce more routes.
The Republic of Macedonia, also known as the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, or under the acronym FYROM, was born in 1991 after the break of Yugoslavia, but of course its history can be traced back thousands of years to what was the Kingdom of Paeonia, inhabited by Thracian people that were a group of Indo-European tribe. Then the Greeks, the Romans, Slavic, Ottoman, Kingdom of Serbia and Yugoslavia; all left their part of history and culture in the region. (more…)