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Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul SKOPJE IS THE CAPITAL and also the largest city of the Republic of Macedonia (which is often simply referred to as FYROM, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.) After his brother visited the country and said it was very beautiful, my boyfriend and I decided to visit Skopje for a week for our 2017/2018 winter holiday and also to ring in the New Year. Stone Bridge,...

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