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Ohrid -- September 13
We made it to the Skopje bus station (this time being careful not to get ripped off by the cab driver!) and got on our bus to Ohrid. The trip was about 3 hours through beautiful mountain scenery. The bus was practically empty, but the problem was this bus was made for Lilliputians and there was absolutely no leg room …
Lake Ohrid, situated between Macedonia and Albania, is one of the oldest lakes in the world andat 294 m, is the deepest in the Balkans. My first day in Ohrid, I am blessed with sunshine and take the opportunity to walk along he water's edge. During my stroll, it seems I can't help turning around every few steps and snapping a picture of Ohrid's old …
... cafés, storehouses and shelters for animals or the homeless. A few briefly saw use in the Balkan conflicts of the 1990's.
... about Albania/Macedonia was the people are extremely hospitable. When our taxi dropped us off in the centre of Ohrid, we had no idea where are hotel was located. A very friendly man came up to us and asked us if we needed help – he quickly said he knew where our hotel was and that he would walk us there. As we walked along the street, we passed another hotel, at which point he told us that he owned this one; not once did he try and get us ...
... mosques. This one was only maybe about 200 years old and some of the other ones are around 1500 years old. We made it to the new mosque during the call to prayer and it was a really great scene. Since Courtney's dad is from Saudi Arabia and was a Muslim, she has a very strong connection to the Islam faith. She however is not Muslim, but still feels very intertwined with her dad's beliefs, heritage, and background. We walked around the gloriously decorated mosque and watched the ...
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