Skopje, Macedonia (i.e. our “Least Favorite City”)
Skopje is the capital of Macedonia, and it’s currently undergoing a massive overhaul to give the city a more monumental appearance. Since we love to rank things, Skopje receives the honor of being our least favorite city of the trip so far because it felt fake, like Las Vegas gone wrong (another travel blogger, in fact, jokingly refers to Skopje as “Skop Vegas”). There are an absurd number of statues and buildings completely out of scale with reality everywhere you look. We speculate this must be a shining example of government corruption and wasteful spending, as the locals can’t seem to help but roll their eyes at these monstrosities popping up left and right.