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... It was pitiful but they made up for it with terminals connected to the Internet. After my private tour of the local points of pride and a briefing on the economic crises and its effect on the local population, I returned to my cousin’s café for dinner.
I depart in the morning back to Thessaloniki by bus (12 Euros) where I’ll stay at the Tourist Hotel for one evening and leave for Athens in the morning by plane.
... and a massive collective gasp erupts followed by a short applause. Everyone knows the story of ethnic-martyrdom; it’s their story and their folklore and not mine. I wiped away my tears before I lifted up my head.
Update: the heat is back and the room is getting warmer. The furnace cut-off when it ran out of fuel. There’s no reason to fill a tank to warm a guesthouse when there are no guests. Lechovo is not a tourist magnet and Greece’s ...
... right high up on the edge of a mighty high mountain pass. The views from up here were fantastic.
Over the other side of the pass was a fantastic road heading up the edge of a mountain and i had ideas of taking that road instead of the normal road. However this road appeared to be across the border and in Albania so there was no ways I was going that route.
The road down this pass was magical and as the sun was up it was totally dry and so was great fun. At the bottom ...
... footbridge. The Panagias Porfiras Monastery at the farther end was closed by a chain, but Frances had no trouble getting in, while I hid in the weeds and then joined her inside. Not well preserved, but atmospheric and worth breaking into.
Heading on toward Psarades, the stand of ancient junipers at the top of the hill was worth a stop. Psarades was the only spot that managed to feel touristy, even without tourists. Several local gentlemen vied to take us onto ...
... Off at 0900, heading toward the St Naum Monastery. Much of the area around the Lake Ohrid is beachfront, modest as that term is used.
Changed just $100.00 US for the seven nights in Macedonia and may be just a hundred or two denars short. 'Macedonia on $15 a day' re food is possible if one avoids the restaurant bit every night.
Our second national park is Galicica, south of the town of Ohrid. The local shopska salad is not for me as not enough ...