Category Reportage

Shein – Fast fashion at its worst 

“Fast fashion isn’t free. Someone, somewhere is paying.” – Lucy Siegle  It’s a widespread fact that fast fashion is problematic. Poor quality of the clothes, severe work conditions in the producing countries and the promotion of excessive consumption through unbelievable low prices. But what if the fastest growing fashion brand in the Western World is […]

What’s the deal with football? – Trying to understand global phenomena 

I am not a football fan, and I have never been. But one of my clearest childhood memories is the World Cup half-final from 2014. Do you remember? The German National Team defeated Brazil in its very own country with 7:1 in front of the world’s eyes. The fact that the simple number “7:1” still […]

The pearl of the Balkans – in the footsteps of Brutalism in Skopje!

In terms of architecture, Skopje is one of the most unusual cities in Europe, and maybe even in the world. It is said that this city has more brutalist architecture per square kilometer than any other city in the world. I invite you to take a short trip around Skopje, in the footsteps of Brutalism, […]

Egypt’s pharaonic new capital city

“Cairo is in a state of becoming…We just don’t know what it’s becoming yet.” — Daniel Joseph Monti, Michael Ian Borer, Lyn C. Macgregor In 2020, Egypt’s population officially hit 100 million people. Most Egyptians are crammed into the banks of the Nile River. Cairo’s capital city has proliferated over the last few decades: it […]

A German in disguise

Macedonia against Germany – for many people that’s just another football game, for Macedonia, since the 31st of March 2021, it is part of their sports history. Half a year later, both teams were entering the ring again, this time in Skopje, and for me it was the perfect occasion to see the German national […]

Let’s heal the world with colors!  

Three years ago a teacher from Macedonia came up with an idea. He was teaching German in Vienna when a primary school student was looking out the window at the grey school walls. “Why don’t we make them more colorful”, he suggested? That’s how Gerasim Dimitrov started the art project “Let’s heal the world with colors.” He started in Vienna in 2019 and eventually implemented the project in his home country Macedonia. The first group to support his idea was the “German Teacher […]

On His Majesty’s Secret Service

Aston Martin passes the streets of picturesque Italy. The girl asks the driver to speed up, to which the driver replies: “We don’t need to go faster. We have all the time in the world.” This is how “No Time to Die”, the newest Bond begins, although so far in every other movie, he was […]

Witches – from fairytales to becoming one

When we think of a witch, the first thing to pop up in our heads is an old, green-skinned hag riding a broom in the night sky, with a black cat next to her. Or rather, that’s what the media made us think of witches. But how do they look like then?

Every dog deserves a good life

“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.” – American Actor Joaquin Phoenix “Throughout the times, dogs have been people’s best friends. Humans and dogs have lived together for 15,000 years. Dogs are loyal family members and play an important role in working life, where they can act as guide […]

Living Car Museum

Sirenje, ajvar, tavče gravče, rakija, kebab, shopska salad, amazing nature, sun and amazing atmosphere created by people – these are some of the first associations I have in my head about Macedonia. I believe that most people who have visited this country at least once in their life would say the same. As a volunteer […]

Towards the sun – trip to Kokino megalithic observatory

While traveling, we cross the borders of not only other countries but also our own. Macedonia is the perfect land for us, volunteers, to see the many wonderful places it offers us. The location also makes it an ideal starting point to visit other Balkan countries. These factors make us want to travel whenever possible […]