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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 ...
... above it and they as well were stunning. The view was the same as from the restaurant, the beds were super comfy and the exposed beams and brickwork plus the handmade traditional blanket just made it perfect (Not to mention that it was 30 euros for both including brekky).
So around 11pm we all dragged our jolly selves to our respective rooms. Brekky is at 9am tomorrow - uh oh - and then who knows where we are heading, possibly straight into Greece.
A windy way out of Serbia
After a good long rest in Nis I had been able to plan the rest of my trip to Istanbul, looked at ways I might get home without using a plane and felt energised and ready to hit the road again. As I pedalled out through town I noticed it was a tad smoky, then I saw a fire engine, then another and as the buildings thinned I noticed a large grey plume coming from the fields on the edge of town. Farmers here tend to burn of their land (in fact people tend to ...