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