North Macedonia is known for its natural beauty and the glistening historic town of Ohrid. If you love the outdoors, you are going to love North Macedonia as there are plenty of great trails to discover.
Make sure you check out all of the unusual faux-neoclassical monuments and statues that are scattered around the capital, Skopje. They were controversially funded by the previous government and give the city a strange feeling.
Population: 2 million
Currency: Macedonian denar
Safe to drink tap water? Yes, but always double-check with the locals