A once-fractured country, as its complex history proves too well, Macedonia now offers a rich mixture of sightseeing options. Nature lovers and history buffs will be delighted by pristine landscapes and an impressive archaeological heritage. Visit the crumbling Treskavec Monastery, bathe in the hot springs at Katlanovska Banja and wander through the backstreets of Kratovo, a village set entirely within an ancient volcanic crater.
The most comprehensive guidebook to Macedonia is now in its fifth edition. Written by Thammy Evans, a political analyst who lived in Macedonia for five years, Bradt’s Macedonia makes the ideal travelling companion, whether you’re trekking through
pristine Pelister National Park, viewing stunning mosques and monasteries or just relaxing with a cocktail on the shores of Lake Ohrid.
It would have been easy to give up—to pronounce her decision a monumental mistake—and grab the first plane home. No one would have judged her had she raced back to the land of comfort, English-speaking friends, and a family that loved her. But Marilyn was determined. At the age of sixty, Marilyn Wheeler left behind family, friends, and the outward signs of the good life—to embark on the adventure she had long imagined: being a Peace Corps Volunteer. “This experience was not for sissies, and what a surprise to discover I was one!” With humor, warmth, and raw honesty, Marilyn takes you along on life changing experiences—from language and culture, to working with the Gypsies—all culminating at a totally unexpected place….
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