This website is dedicated to everyone who holds a piece of Mariovo in their heart, namely selo Bešište. It is dedicated to everyone who sees the wild flowers and blue skies, who feels the pure breeze pass across their face, the warm sun kiss their cheek, when they close their eyes, when they dream… It is dedicated to everyone who wants to hold this place in his or her heart forever.Read More
After 35 years in Canada, I returned to my birth place "Mariovo" for the first time in 2006.
Return to my birth place with my wife and younger son for the first time after 35 years in Canada.View Photo
Lived in the village for 30 days with my parents to experience ’Life In The Village’ in modern day.View Photo
Return to my birth place with my older son to celebrate the festivity at Sveta Petka and hiking trips.View Photo
Trips to the border mountains to experience modern sheppard duties and making tepano cheese from milk.View Photo
Return to my birth place on a hiking trip and to research the history of Mariovo for my upcoming book.View Photo
To celebrate Petkovden in my village and deliver a letter along with the money realized from my book.View Photo
Return to my birth place to experience Mariovo in spring time and transfer the properties to my sons.View Photo
"LIFE IN THE VILLAGE: Childhood Memories" This book is about me: about my humble beginnings in a small village in North Macedonia.
Each individual in the household was responsible for being self-sufficient. Below is a summary of how things were produced and used in the village prior to our departure in 1970:
The most popular dishes were peppers with feta cheese and bean soup (manja) during the winter months with bread.
Peppers (dry peppers forwinter)
Without indoor plumbing and even to this day, drinking water and water for washing is still carried in buckets.
Bace (wells or water springs)
Clothing was produced in the village from sheep wool and mostly by the woman of the house during winter months.
Wedding Dress (sheep wool)
The houses were built using stones from the surrounding hills with basic tools carved & rolled down to the house.
Roofs (red tiles from clay)
The donkey & maska were an ideal four legged animals that were used to transport various goods from niva or garden.
Donkey (transporting goods)
We used firewood in our indoor open fireplace to heat our home and for cooking wood bruning stove with build in oven.
Light (used kerosene lamp)