niedziela, 5 kwietnia 2015

Macedonia is a country located in the central Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991. It became a member of the United Nations in 1993, but, as a result of an ongoing dispute with Greece over use of the name Macedonia, it was admitted under the provisional description of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia".

Did you know that:
1. There are (supposed) parts of the cross on which Jesus was crucified in the foundations of the monasteries of St. Bogodorica Prechista in Kichevo, and St. Jovan Bigorski and St. Georgij Pobedonosec in Debar.
2. According to NASA, Kokino is the fourth oldest astronomic observatory in the world; with the oldest three being Abu Simbel, Egypt; Stonehenge, Great Britain; and Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Kokino is located approximately 30 km from the town of Kumanovo, and about 6 km from the Serbian border.
3. Ohrid Lake is the oldest and one of the deepest lakes in Europe (max depth 288m or 940ft). It is estimated 4 million years old and has 200 endemic species that haven’t been found at any other place in the world. It was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979.
4. Mother Theresa of Calcutta was born in Skopje, Macedonia. Even though she was born in Skopje, she was Albanian by ethnicity at the time of her birth in 1910. Today, you can see museum house dedicated to her in the center of the capital city of Skopje.
5. Macedonia is the only country that got independence from Yugoslavia without shedding a single drop of blood. It remained entirely at peace at the heat of Yugoslav wars in early 1990s and got independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
6. Macedonian sidewalks are used not for walking but for parking.

2 komentarze:

Sawatka pisze...

Ostatni podpunkt mnie zszokował. To gdzie Ci ludzie chodzą? Po ulicy, hehe?
Piękne pocztówki, ja mam zaledwie jedną z Macedonii, z tą twierdzą widoczną dobrze na trzeciej pocztówce od dołu.

Souvenirmaniac pisze...

To chyba działa na takiej samej zasadzie jak u nas ;) Dopóki nie ma wyraźnego zakazu to kierowcy będą korzystać z każdego możliwego skrawka ziemi do zaparkowania :/

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