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... of preservation of the old churches, however, is not among the best I’ve seen. The town also has a large amphitheater that dates from Hellenistic times and was enlarged by the Romans, and Samuel’s Castle, a hilltop fortress that was the capital of the first Bulgarian empire in the 10th Century. The views over town and Lake Ohrid from the top of the high walls are quite spectacular.
Our finals top in Macedonia was Saint ...
... deep lake.
We met our local guide and he led us through the market place to the shores of the lake and pointed out a few good restaurants and then we had about an hour and half to get some lunch. We opted for one he had recommended and had a beer then a beautiful lunch – incredibly cheap – we’d two beers each, two spag bols, a tortellini and a Caesar salad for about $8 each – and it was yummy. We then met up with our guide again and ...
... once a week; wasn’t leaving until the end of the week; and it is an overnight bus! (No recliners, sleeping sitting upright). Oops!
We slightly panic but go to our hotel and know we can work this out after we have rested and eaten. The hordes of gypsies at the station are vying for our attention and want to book us rooms and rides...too much for our weary bones!
The hotel ...
... restaurants and pointed to some food that I thought looked good and it was. I had myself a mini feast in the square of some great turkish food. I took in more of the atmosphere for about an hour after dinner and relaxed at the hotel. I was given my first cup of turkish tea at the hotel which is served in small tulip shaped cups and you can choose how many cubes of sugar you put in it. Most people put a lot in.
The next day my goal was to buy a bus ticket to the capital ...
... the one we had seen, the paintings were old and had some damage, but were quite beautiful, all the cave walls painted with scenes of Jesus' life, it had never been restored in any way. In the main chapel where we went to sing, the paintings were all fresh and undamaged, but in the same style, paintings and wood carvings everywhere. The acoustics were excellent and we sang through all the songs we've learned so far. ...