Travel Blogs from Macedonia

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stomach revolution, Leptokaria, Greece travel blog

stomach revolution

A travel blog entry by bogna

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POLSKI: Rano przyjechalismy do Leptokarii. Jeszcze w pociagu zjadlam salatke wegierska z Lidla, na spolke z Marcinem. To mial byc dzien odpoczynku na plazy, na ktory z pewnoscia zaslugiwalismy. Tam zaczal bolec mnie zoladek. Do 15tej trzy razy biegalam ...

ageless Alexander the Macedonian, Thessaloniki, Greece travel blog

ageless Alexander the Macedonian

A travel blog entry by bogna

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... , we saw the monument of Alexander the Macedonian too, which stands on his horse towards the most hated neighbor of Greece - Macedonia. A coincidence? After 6pm we met up with Marta from Couchsurfing. What a girl she is! As a Polish from Canada ...

Ech, da vidam Ohrid, Struga da vidam, Ohrid, Macedonia travel blog

Ech, da vidam Ohrid, Struga da vidam

A travel blog entry by bogna

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K. Miladinov, "T'ga za jug" (Tęsknota za południem/   Longing for the South), 1860: English: If I had an eagle's wings I would rise and fly on them To our ...

PLAY TIME!, Thessaloniki, Greece travel blog

PLAY TIME!

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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EM_TY dedicate this episode of our adventures to our friends: Max & Daisy-Su. Our time in Paralia was split between doing our chores ready for bike-handover, and gathering mental evidence for our suspicions of a wife smuggling operation. We will ...

another world, Florina, Greece travel blog

another world

A travel blog entry by bogna

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POLSKI: Marta jeszcze spala, gdy wychodzilismy rano z jej mieszkania. Wsiedlismy w taksowke i dojechalismy do dworca (3 Euro, w Salonikach sa najtansze taksowki  w calej Europie!). O 8:30 odjezdzal nasz pociag z Salonik do Floriny. Tamze ...

Pure.... and tainted., Paralia Katerinis, Greece travel blog

Pure.... and tainted.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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EM_TY advntures continues: We arrived to Meteora still in the same public holiday long weekend and faced the arbitrary task of hotel finding. One after the other was full and we were wearily walking up a hill toward the old town section in ...

No Souvlaki, Thessaloniki, Greece travel blog

No Souvlaki

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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We were supposed to arrive yesterday (15 Aug) afternoon at 17.00 giving me time to enjoy some greek quisine. Arrived at 4am Greek time (3am Albanian time) to find the train station closed. Bugger. They opened at 5am so we sat down outside on the ...

Relax at Nikiti, Greece, Sithonia Peninsula, Nikitas, Greece travel blog

Relax at Nikiti, Greece

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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3.8.06 Nikiti Camping Greece It seems to be the custom in Greece to sell your wears with the aid of a loud speaker. It many different places we noticed vans driving along the streets (particularly Esplanades, where there are lots of people), with ...

Church of the day, Ohrid, Macedonia travel blog

Church of the day

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... is not only situated on the banks of Europe's deepest lake but is also the site of Europe's oldest university? Answer: Ohrid, Macedonia. These two facts should be reason enough to visit but Ohrid also happens to be a scenic and historical town close ...

Welcome to Greece, Káto Achaḯa, Greece travel blog

Welcome to Greece

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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By far the easiest entry into a country that I’ve encountered so far, and I don’t even know the alphabet here!  What I had been expecting with every country so far, yet had  been sorely disappointed not to find, was here!  ...

Thessaloniki and Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece travel blog

Thessaloniki and Greece

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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Our host at our last place was nice enough to drive us to Thessaloniki about an hour up the road.  Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and is home to close to 1,000,000 inhabitants.  It is also home to what seems like just as many ...

Ah, the good life, Nikiti, Greece travel blog

Ah, the good life

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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2.8.06 Nikiti camping Sithonia Peninsula on Kasandra Bay, near Thessalonika Bay, Agean Sea, Greece As we left Achladion Beach, I noticed a shower on the beach a little further down and I asked Des to stop on the Esplanade while I quickly grabbed ...

Border of Hell, Albanian/Greek Border, Greece travel blog

Border of Hell

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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09.30 Run around town like a blue arsed fly trying to find out if any mini buses go to border. All getting too difficult, nobody speaking english and running out of time. 09.45 Decide it will be easier and more time effective to get a coach all the ...

Lake Ohrid, Ohrid, Macedonia travel blog

Lake Ohrid

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... was more of a hole in the wall. I'd seen the kind of cloth I liked and thought it would be a good souvenir and memento of Macedonia. We looked through them but our eyes settled on a small runner. Dark red and black. Very cheap too so we bought it to ...

Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Skopje

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Hmmmmmm. Not much to report on Skopje. This Dutch girl we met said Skopje was nice but then she hated Bulgarians so we know where her taste was! No Macedonian grannies and the youth hostel was a massive ripoff! Bit of a shithole really. There ...

Night Train to Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Greece travel blog

Night Train to Istanbul

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Macedonia

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... river and the old stone bridge. The bridge is over 500 years old and has witnessed some of the greatest events in Macedonia's history over that period, including the execution of some famous Macedonian hero in the 15th century, who was hanged over the ...

It's A Mans Mans World...... Mount Athos., Ouranopolis, Greece travel blog

It's A Mans Mans World...... Mount Athos.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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"Avan, I don't think WE are going to the Monasteries of Mount Athos - no women are allowed!" I had borrowed a more comprehensive guide book (Fodders) from our Texan friends at Meteora, which (bless their hearts) they gave to us to keep when we ...

View to Mt Olympus, Past   Ierissos, Greece travel blog

View to Mt Olympus

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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7.8.06 Mt Olympus It was time to leave Nikiti Camping, we're reluctant to go as we're finding it so relaxing and we've had an opportunity to catch up such things as washing linen and making space in the camper with a big clean out of all the things ...

Why and the Gods, Litochoro, Greece travel blog

Why and the Gods

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Carolyn and I paid our respects to the abode of the twelve Greek gods at Mt. Olympus.  The highest peak in Greece had now changed hands to the Orthodox Christians as small shrines and a rebuilt monastery were part of the trip along Mavrologos ...

Mt. Olympus, Litochoro, Greece travel blog

Mt. Olympus

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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This was one stop that we have been looking forward to for some time - and it didn't disappoint.  Mt. Olympus rises about 3,000 metres almost right from the water as it is on the coast.  Greek mythology  portrayed the throne of Zeus to be atop the ...

Why couldn't we spend 5 days here?, Ohrid, Macedonia travel blog

Why couldn't we spend 5 days here?

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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· Ohrid, Macedonia · GMT +1:00 hour Entry to ...

BRAHMACHARYA, Kaminia, Greece travel blog

BRAHMACHARYA

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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Okay. So, let me just start by saying that I'm in a very bad mood. And secondly, let me quote one of my all-time favorite songs. - You know, actually it doesn't matter if you "let" me or not, because I'm gonna do it anyway. "You want it all, but ...

FYROM, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

FYROM

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... was cheaper recovering the jacket than replacing it. So that was Tetovo. I am now a familiar face at their bus station! Skopje, Macedonia - The city of Skopje is dissected by the river Vardar. I enter the city at dusk and cross a lion guarded bridge ...

Leaving's harder than we thought, Ohrid, Macedonia travel blog

Leaving's harder than we thought

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... bus and sat on it for 4 hours as it went up, and up, and up, eventually reaching the mountain top Albania/Macedonia boarder crossing. And that's where the problems began and we didnt't get any further. Seemingly Canadians need a visa to enter Macedonia. ...

THIRD TIME A CHARM?, Kaminia, Greece travel blog

THIRD TIME A CHARM?

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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Even if it was negative-15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit), it was time to move on. The air was so cold it was purple. The white snow on the ground was so cold it was shriveling up. I held my hitchhiking sign and watched my screaming breath, ...

More Borders, Border Crossing, Greece travel blog

More Borders

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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So, here we are in Korce, and the idea is to get to Greece. Now as we have lost our guidebook, basically, we are fucked. I have no idea of the name of the town that we are meant to be heading to. I asked a few taxi drivers and all they can say that it is ...

Not much to see, Skopje, Macedonia travel blog

Not much to see

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Skopje - Not much I can really say. It is up there with Milan as being a right shithole. I only went there as it was on the way to Lake Ohrid. But there is only a Turkish bridge, an old feudal tower, a monument to Mother Theresa, an old fort and a ...

And its all Greek to me ..., Thessaloniki, Greece travel blog

And its all Greek to me ...

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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Got up at 8.30 Greek time, which is 7.30 Italian time or 6.30 UK time. Went to enquire what time we would be docking as last night's time was only an estimate. Now we are expecting to land at Igomenitsu at "after 1.00" Turns out that the ferry we were ...

Beautiful Lake Ohrid, Ohrid, Macedonia travel blog

Beautiful Lake Ohrid

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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We could not wait to escape the shithole that was Skopje, so we jumped on a bus and headed for Lake Ohrid. Some say that it is the third biggest lake in Europe. So we had to go see this As soon as the bus pulled in, an angry mob was awaiting us. It ...

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