I was born and lived in Bešište during my childhood years. Leaving the village at 15
years old left me with lots of memories. I hope that my book about my experiences in a
new country will be appreciated and of interest to the younger generation who have Macedonian roots
This book is about me: about my humble beginnings in a small village in Macedonia that had no electricity and provided only the very basics of life.
About how I surprised everyone by surviving my 10th birthday; about my childhood memories of growing up and hard work; about my journey to Vienna and getting my first job;
about my journey across the ocean with my parents and only a few possessions in our suitcases.
Self-published in August 2015 this "coffee table" book contains over three hundred high quality digital photos and over forty articles capturing the past, just the way you remember it. It reawakens the memories of your birth place, but it also shows the deterioration, such as the erosion of the rustic and beautiful stone houses with red roofs that give the Mariovo region uniqueness within Macedonia and which will soon disappear as our elderly pass on.
The next book will be about me: about how I settled in a large city and furthered my education; about how, with hard work and perseverance...