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Travel Blogs from Ohrid
I have seen Ohrid called "The Jewel of Macedonia" and The Jerusalem of Macedonia. The former is for its beauty, and has been compared to Lake Tahoe. It is not quite as striking, but I can see the similarities. It is only about 50 miles from Bitola, but up in mountains and pine forests, and has very blue and transparent water. The latter is because it allegedly once contained 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and was very much a religious ...
August 16 2013 - September 12 2013
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After sleeping two strange nights in hostel Romantik it was time to leave and make my way to Yerevan, Armenia. My plan was to make a quick stop in Armenia to see what ...
... We went on to Ohrid (pronounced Okrid) on the beautiful shores of Lake Ohrid. We met up with our tour guide Branko, and walked round the old town of Ohrid. We stayed the night on the shores of the lake, the Hotel Granit, were we could try Boza which is a fermented non alcoholic drink. A little sweet but not ...
... his example of offering a bit to the lake before drinking some ourselves. I had to sip mine. It was amber colored rather than clear and tasted a lot like brandy. He also offered us some of his homemade white wine and said he would make us coffee later after one of our stops.
He told us quite a bit about the lake because he had worked as a biologist doing measurements or experiments. The lake is extremely unusual in that it is only one of 2 in ...
... apartment we were shown was very stuffy and old-fashioned; we just couldn't cope with it, so thanked them for the ride and began our usual accommodation walk.
While the walk started out like many we've taken in the past, we struck gold early on so didn't need to spend hours ambling about town looking for reasonable accommodation. We took a room at the third place we looked at, which was only €20 for a very new, clean, and comfortable spot ...