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Skopje, the Capital of Kitsch
The capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia was the last destination in our Ultimate Balkan Road Trip which lasted for a total of 13 days. Located on the northern part of the country, not far from its neighboring countries, Bulgaria, Albania and Kosovo, it is home to a fourth of the country's total population. In the year of 1963, when Macedonia was still part of Yugoslavia, Skopje was hit by a major earthquake responsible for the death of over a thousand people and the destruction of 80% of the city. Throughout the next two decades the city went through a major transformation. All that had been destroyed was rebuilt and much more was added to the city, transforming it into the city we know.