Matka CanyonIt's only 30 minutes outside of Skopje, Macedonia's capital, and yet it's still not so crowded. A beautiful restaurant sits at the bottom of the canyon for those who need a meal after hiking or rock-climbing. And a lonely monastery sits at the peak of the mountain. Good luck getting there!
Amerikanka - /əˈmɛrɪkɒnkə/
- noun: (in Serbian and Croatian language context) an American girl. slang: an American girl with an intense, incurable, borderline embarassing obsession with the Balkans.
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