Skopje, Macedonia - A Tale of Two Cities May 26th 2009 According to the Macedonian Weekly News, 330 earthquakes had occurred near the Macedonia-Bulgarian-Greek border only a few days prior to our arrival. Earthquakes are not a laughing matter in Macedonia; a particularly bad one had flattened the capital in 1963. Luckily for us though, according to experts, these recent tremblings would not amount to a major quake. I told Michael we could put off buyi ... read more
Europe » Macedonia » Skopje International recognition of Macedonia's independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 was delayed by Greece's objection to the new state's use of what it considered a Hellenic name and symbols. Greece finally lifted its trade blockade in 1995 and the two cou... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info