Nish to be here

Trip Start Apr 22, 2010
Trip End Jul 16, 2014

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Monday, August 30, 2010

So originally we were going to be in Pristina or on an overnight train - nut reports of Kosovo stamps meaning refusal at Serbia border, plus stories of massive delays and uncomfortable journeys on the train, we opted to go from Ohrid to Nis - and we were glad we did!

However it all started quite bad - when we were told that we didn't need to book a bus to Skopje the day before.  We did.  The bus was totally packed, and we were refused a ticket at 7.15am.  However as luck would have it we were not the only ones in that situation, and found some Macedonians to share a taxi with.  They would not share equally though, but we did manage to get them to pay a little more than the bus fare they were suggesting.  On a positive note, we got to Skopje in less than 3 hours, which meant that we jumped straight on a bus to Nis with 10 minutes to spare at 10:30 - if we had caught the bus we would not have made this connection and would have had to spend a couple of hours in Skopje.

Bus to Nis was pretty full too, we got last two seats together after getting people to swop around..  Then Josefina started to feel ill - fortunately I was starting to feel better.

Arrived at Nis at about 3pm - short walk to our booking at the Yugoslav relic that is the Ambassador - for cheaper than our hostel in Belgrade, we had a private, ensuite room in a prime location.  Place was a bit stale and living in the past, but it had a kind of faded charm, bit like Nis itself.

Nis would not be high on my list of must-sees, but it was a decent stopover.  We chilled out with our illnesses

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