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... was closing in and big grey clouds were gathering all around. I started heading up yet another pass and the mist was getting worse and worse until finally it was extremely wet and slow going. I finally stopped and put on my wet gear for the final 20 or so km to Florina where I now planned on stopping for the night.
Vision at the top of this pass was really terrible to say the least and as this road twists and turns like nothing on earth I had to go extremely slow or end up down ...
... shade causing a cooler temperature.
We ate lunch on a moored floating platform at the Restaurant Ostrovo. Had a Macedonian salad [cukes, tomatoes, onions and peppers] and a Skopska beer ; have just 75 denars left. Discussion about Greek refreshments, Kindles and Ian's love of trains consumed the time. Had to chuckle when the English said chips/french fries with a fried egg was a good combo.
The ungodly sum of 35M was allotted for souvenir ...
... the maps I needed onto his netbook.
The standard of driving dropped dramatically when we entered Albania, we had to go right through the centre of the capital city Tirana,manic! Cars coming from every direction.
Our group expanded to six today with Scottish Mike joining us.Both Shayne and Mike had minor offs due ...
... cafes. There's also a large museum about Albanias history but unfortunately very little in English. On the second night we went out for supper with a charming American couple, Dave and Maia, who were exploring the Balkans like us.
We met a Japanese chap called Yuichiro who was cycling from Portugal to Japan over the course of a year and a month. We were heading in the same direction so we teamed up for a marvelous day through the Albanian ...
... Couldn't imagine myself doing that sometime before..now, even with 1000 people around me, didnt stop it! After that we heard shouting about food again! When we went there, everybody made two circles and hold each other hands, sang together, hummed the same tone, huged and bowed for the earth! Then we sat there and volunters brought big buckets with fruit salad, sunflower seeds and raisins and poridge! All the food was either vegan or vegetarian and it was very very tasty! We chatted ...
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Nikis 122, Nordkueste, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $59
Methodiou Anthrakiti, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $70
Antheon & Giasemion, Kastoria | 3 star hotelfrom $86
14 Editras, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $66
33 Mitropoleos Str., Kastoria | Hotelfrom $77
4rd Km. Kastoria - Athens (P.O.Box 184) , Kastoria | Hotelfrom $66
52 11th November St, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $45
Agiou Anastasiou 30, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $82
Egnatia 118, Kastoria | 4 star hotelfrom $60
Sidirochori, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $64