About North Macedonia
North Macedonia is a landlocked country in the Balkans. It shares borders with Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, and Serbia. An up-and-coming tourist destination, the country has beautiful natural scenery, historical city centers, and a rich cultural heritage. Its fortresses, churches, and memorials are well-preserved.
Be sure to visit the markets and bazaars, where you can find everything from spices to jewelry. Vendors in Ohrid offer tourists imitation pearls made from fish scales, religious paintings, and traditional clothing.
Grilled meat or fish served with mixed salad and bread is a typical meal in North Macedonia. After dinner, relax with a glass of rakija, a brandy that is considered to be the country's national beverage. If brandy isn't your drink of choice, try a glass of local wine or beer.
Hotels are available in and near the major cities, but booking private accommodation is commonplace for European travelers.