Travel Blogs from Bitola
Yesterday's delays getting into Bitola meant that there would be no time to check out either Pelister National Park, or the mountain hamlet of Dihovo. Though Bitola isn't a big tourist destination for foreigners, staying around for the day was definitely tempting after arriving yesterday evening, and seeing the cool cafe culture in Bitola's …
"How's your wifey?" Huh? Is he talking to me?
"How's your wifey?" He must be, no one else is in the hotel's breakfast room. But who the hell is my wifey? Oh, wait ... how's my wi-fi!!! Pretty good!
So began the conversation with Gary, a tourist from Sweden, but not the typical tourist, as I would soon learn while he conversed …
Bitola -- September 15
After spending the morning relaxing for a few final hours in Ohrid, including a brief boat tour on the lake, we headed to the bus station. We boarded a bus for the 1 hour journey to Bitola. Bitola is well off the tourist trail, and our primary reason for coming here is that it is located near the Greek border, and …
... just hang out, nurse drinks, and shoot the **** all day and night as best as I can tell. The food is very similar to the rest of the Balkans, but was cheaper here than in the capital. For example, I had a mixed salad and goulash for lunch one day at a cafe on the river. $3.20. And my perfectly fine room was 13 Euros a night. On Friday and Saturday night, there was a definite scene. Lots and lots of ...
... friendly and welcoming as well. There was also a shop connected to the hotel where Courtney bought a hippy festival style around the waist purse to carry her money, passport, camera and other things. We settled into our hotel and walked around the village. We took a stroll down the rocky beach and walked back down the main road. On our way back to the hotel, we stopped at the ATV rental shop and inquired about renting one for the next day. It sounded great so I made a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Good, simple, clean accommodation with an unbeatable location, just steps from the main pedestrian street - close enough to the action, but far enough away to enjoy a quiet night's rest. Nice little courtyard for sitting, covered with grape vines.
Staff is great, very kind, treating you like guests rather than paying customers, very happy to chat with you and get to know you. Only suggestion I have is to skip the breakfast - you can probably do better on your own for the price.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.