An ancient world filled with Greek ruins, antique churches, monasteries, mountain ranges, and Turkish architecture contrasts against the modern, concrete buildings of the capital Skopje,

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Life in the Roman Army

The Roman empire spanned more than a million square miles and owed its existence to its military might. By promising citizenship to those without it, the Roman army – the West’s first modern, professional fighting force – also became an engine for creating citizens, offering a better life for soldiers who survived their service.

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One of the most amazing things about the Balkans is that you can be dancing away in a bar in an exciting, modern European city and – just 10 miles away – is a village that hasn’t changed in a century.

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