Saturday, October 26, 2013

Skopje Jazz fest 2013


Ibrahim Malouf and band


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Yane Sandanski's Tomb

The grave of Yane (Jane) Sandanski, one of the leaders of the fight for independence of Macedonia form the Ottoman Empire.

Near Rozhen Monastery in western Bulgaria by the Pirin Mountains

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Rozhen Monastery

Rozhen Monastery in western Bulgaria, by the Pirin Mountains.
A beautiful place, with rich history. The impression was however somewhat ruined by the fact that walking in the courtyard I was faced with a monk speaking to guests badly about another nation, sharing hate speach and political propaganda. I walked in there with open heart and the sincerest intentions, and instead of peace and spirituality encountered hatred ... It just leaves a bitter taste...

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Kordopulov House - historic wine maker's estate in Melnik

The Kordopulov House is the biggest house from the Revival period in the history
 of Bulgaria and was built by the rich winemaker family Kordopul from Melnik in 1754.

 and to the Cellar

The caves

People leave coins in the cracks, for good luck