Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Independent: Ohrid -The best destination for off the beaten track

For all of you that want to beat the January blues go to Ohrid city in Macedonia. That is what 'The Independent' recommends. The popular British online newspaper “The Independent” has published this article with ranking diverse destinations: for foodies, nature, adventure and Ohrid is the best destination “Off the beaten track”.  

“Ohrid, Macedonia’s eighth-largest city, was once famous for having 365 churches, one for each day of the year. Sometimes known as the ‘Jerusalem of the Balkans’, both the city and Lake Ohrid beside it are Unesco-protected sights.
Until recently, the city didn’t draw huge numbers of UK tourists, but with limited Wizz Air flights operating between Luton and Ohrid once again from April, the city is within easy reach of travellers in search of adventure.”

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Independent: Skopje among 26 European cities where you can live on less than £600 a month

The capital city of Macedonia, Skopje is ranked in the 14th place, among “26 European cities where you can live on less than £600 a month”. 

The data was compiled from Numbeo's Cost of Living Index, which looks at the everyday costs in major cities around the globe and is updated every month.
The index takes into account a multitude of factors including the cost of groceries, eating and drinking out, travel, rent, utilities, and even spread-out and occasional splurges such as clothing and cinema trips — and one country emerged at the clear winner.
Business Insider has compiled a list of every European city where you can live on less than £600 a month — that's less than a third of the monthly cost of living in London (£1,838), and significantly less than living in Manchester (£1,128), Glasgow (£1,024), and Liverpool (£1,010).
The cost of living in Skopje, Macedonia is £535.44
Cappuccino: 74.74 denars (£1.08)
Three-course meal for two: 1,000 denars (£14.52)
Domestic beer (0.5 litre bottle): 45.22 denars (£0.66)
Monthly travel pass: 1,488.84 denars (£216)
One bedroom apartment outside of city-centre, monthly rent: 9,950 denars (£144.50)