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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Granit Ohrid
This hotel was situated right on Lake Ohrid and we were able to swim in it amidst the beautiful scenery.
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... to one of the more popular cathedral complexes, Plaosnik, which consisted of ruins of a church from the 4th century and some impressive mosaics from the 9th century. There was also a beautiful monastery overlooking the lake. On the walk to Plaosnik, we made a little dog friend who followed us for the rest of the day!
We also met an old man who painstakingly explained to us with use of ample hand gestures ...
... It was readily apparent an enormous amount of money had been spent on the renovations which are still ongoing, a tractor on site a good clue.
The core attraction was the church. A monk showed us around, Daniela translating. It contained an 18th c icon of the Virgin Mary with supposed healing powers. Of greater interest to me was the splendid iconostasis, built by two brothers in the 1830's. Its wooden columns are hollowed out. The Mouse for some ...
... right bus and we got on together. We talked about Armenia and the US and how her family calls Los Angeles "Los Armenia" because so many Armenians live there. When we arrived at the bus station she helped me find the correct bus and found out the price for me. She was very helpful and I thanked her and wished each other well. The bus had only a couple people waiting so I thought we would have to wait until it filled up like usual. But after only maybe 30 minutes of waiting and ...
... to ensure they aren't vandalised. When your near the one of the large KFOR bases (which seems to be most of the time you are in Kosovo) pretty much every other vehicle is a military one, lorries, jeeps, ambulances (unfortunately none of the interesting ones like tanks though). There are also a number of peace keeping forces from other countries so every now and then a jeep with go past with a Turkish or Croatian flag flying. I was quite excited when I saw one of the stereotypical ...
The next morning (6 June) we walked the sights of Orhid, starting with an old fort, churches and finishing by the lake for lunch which included some skopska salad. That salad however had nothing on what we experienced in Skopje. Feeling like we needed some time out from the walking and sightseeing we were quite content to hunt and gather some icecream and supplies for a night-in, in the back yard of the hostel with the other guys. Even the ...