But if you have time, now you can read the whole story.
My name is Elena and I was born and raised in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. In my life I had many opportunities to travel abroad and even lived for some time in few countries like Italy and Peru. My first long experience abroad was in Turin, Italy where I did my Master in Mediterranean trips, travel itineraries, communication and culture. In Turin for the first time I knew it what I want to do in my life: working in the field of the tourism.
I love traveling, if I could travel during the whole year I would do it, but since it was impossible I needed to find a job that would allow me to stay in touch with people from different countries, and at the same time give me the same feeling like when I am travelling (sharing experiences, learning new things). I said to myself, if I cannot travel around the world, then the world can come to me. So I decided to take the license to become a tour guide and here I am, in the last few years my official job is a tour guide.
When I was living abroad I realized that I still don't know lot of things about my country, so after I came back home I decided to explore better Macedonia. I also started to write some articles on my travel blog about cities and places in my country that are still not touristic. I was working few years on the tourist promotion between Macedonia and Italy and I always wanted to stay far from the mass tourism, I would love to promote the slow and alternative tourism. This is the main reason why I always want to work with small groups. But working with small groups also allows me to make you feel like meeting an old friend, with who you share experiences, ideas and having a really good time and unique experience in Macedonia.
As I already said, I love photography so I needed to find a way to connect that love to my tour guide job, in that way I "invented" the walking and photography tour. I am not a professional photographer so I cannot teach you how to become a photographer, but I can help you with some advice and I will show you the best photography spots in town. If you are not interested in photography at all I will be here to take the best photos of you around the city. If you are one of those travelers that has a special interest in something like food, architecture, nature etc. I am here to help you and organize your customized tour in Skopje and its surroundings.
So if your next destination is Skopje and you want to do as the locals do, I am here to become your local guide.
A Recent Review of this guide
Elena was a very good guide. She gave us a wonderful overview of Skopje and its history. She was open and amicable and answered all of our inquiries. She even gave us extra time to have a social drink with us, old folks!
Kathy Bright Novick
Master of Mediterranean trips, tours, communication and culture (University of Turin, Italy)
International internship for young tourism and culture managers (Pordenone, Italy)
Internship in MCL Biella promotion of Macedonian and Italian tourism (Biella, Italy)
Tourist guide license (Association of Tourist guides of Macedonia)
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.