Maloviste, Macedonia – photo essay

Maloviste, Macedonia – photo essay

As I was mentioning briefly in my post last week about the adventures David and I had on our first Balkan Tour, one of the stops along the way was Maloviste, the Macedonian village where my family originated from before settling in Romania.

This village is located at about 20-30 minutes away from Bitola, a town in the south of Macedonia and it is the only village situated in the heart of the National Park of Pelister. The drive to it passes through beautiful green hills covered with forests of unmatched beauty. We were surprised to see that even here, in the middle of nowhere, there are efforts being made to bring tourists in, information signs in English were placed all over the little streets.

Visiting the village was a magical moment for me, I was so proud to be walking on the same river stone paths as my ancestors. This will always stay in my heart as one of the best days of my life.

We only had one hour in this magical land – here are some of the photos I snapped of Maloviste Macedonia

Maloviste Macedonia

Welcomed by chicken

Maloviste Macedonia

Making friends with the locals

Maloviste Macedonia

The prettiest house in the villge

More chickens

More chickens

Maloviste Macedonia

Going up the hill through the rain

Maloviste Macedonia

More friendly locals

Maloviste Macedonia

The guardian

Maloviste Macedonia

Up on the green hills

Maloviste Macedonia

Even higher on the hills, another view of the village from up top

Maloviste Macedonia

Maloviste from up top

Maloviste Macedonia

The mule

Maloviste Macedonia

One last look over Maloviste

The dog that couldn't be bothered

The dog that couldn’t be bothered

Even more chickens

Even more chickens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curious goat saying bye after showing us the way out

Curious goat saying bye after showing us the way out

– Iulia

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