Travel Blogs from Ohrid
... 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 ...
... guy I asked Sinisa to ask him if he knew anywhere we could stay 2 seconds later a guy comes up on his bike and hes showing us to his apartment! We were walking from the centre of downtown Ohrid not very far but the place changed dramatically from clean nice pretty to dirty and dingy I was getting a little skeptical until we came upon his apartment building and it looked great! we walked to the top floor it had a nice bathroom little ...
... below, to the left and to the right, new houses and hotels had been built almost on top of the amphitheatre. And about twenty metres away stood an ugly kiosk where groups of local men guzzled a mid morning beer. These modern tarnishes sucked away the majority of intrigue the place had and in the end made it look like an out of place pile of rocks.
From the disappointing amphitheatre I wound my way up the hill towards the Csar Samoil's castle. I ended up ...
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