City walks in style

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The layout of our designer is beyond our expectations. What a difference compared with the plain text we have seen so far! We’re experiencing a real WOW-moment when we admire our walks in full regalia. They are really coming to life. Of course there are always some things that can be discussed, but we are very content. We’ve only a few more corners to turn.

Self-guided walking through Skopje

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Everybody we tell about our city walks is enthusiastic. “Nice, something like that does not yet exist in Skopje!” Exactly, that’s why we really wanted to create these city walks. They are fun and convenient!

The designer we eventually found (designing was obviously not our strongest asset), was also impressed by the idea. Though he didn’t really understand at first what we wanted. Normally he only designs company brochures. We have to wait another week to see what he created and then there are only a few bumps in the road.

We might not make our deadline of May 1st, but we are proud that we have already come so far. Soon the first city walk through Skopje is ready for purchase!

Changing city walks

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Both the walks through the old town and the new center are ready! At least, as far as possible. Because the city is constantly changing. New statues, new buildings and new bridges arise. New museums open, old museums close down, current museum are being rebuilt or change their opening times and admission fees.

When we cross the stone bridge to the old town, even the whole intersection seems to get a remake. But we have everything checked and double checked, the route is at its best and we provide the latest information. This is the best we’ve got. It is time for the final touches. We will just have to do a comprehensive update next year!

Skopje through the lens

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A walking guide without photos is not really an option. Even though most sights look different in reality (for better ór for worse), you still want to create an atmosphere: “This is what you are going see.” Photos are also useful for recognition during the walk: “Look, we have to go that way.” But snapping a good picture is easier said than done. To determine whether our own photos live up to the requirements, we are waiting for a sunny day. Dull pictures are out of the question!

Walk through history in Skopje

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Why do people purchase a self-guided walking guide? 1. Because they want to discover a particular city, 2. by themselves, 3. in their own pace. But wait, you can also discover a city without a walking tour. You don’t need directions to explore. That’s right, a self-guided walking guide should also share interesting information on all the sights you come across. Things that you wouldn’t know otherwise. That’s why we dive into the history of Skopje to make our city walks come alive.

City walks in words

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We have browsed the streets of Skopje for months, years even. But when we start to craft the directions for our city walks, it turns out to be more complicated than we thought it would be. We write down what we remember, and with this draft in hand, we take off. It’s time to look at the city through the eyes of a first visitor. We know what we like and dislike in other city walk guides, so now it’s up to us to proof that we can do better.