The cold outside is making me think about Summer, when we were actually struggling to escape the sun. Like our day trip from Bucharest when we got to discover the wilderness and nature of Northern Bulgaria. In just one day, we explored two incredible caves, admired cool emerald waterfalls, and visited the town of Lovech. And we also entered Bulgaria twice in the morning. Wait, what?! Just read on and you’ll soon find out.Continue reading
After you have seen all there is to see in Shkoder, my advice is that you book a Komani Lake ferry ride. Bookings can be arranged via your host (at least that’s how it was at the Wanderers Hostel). You will actually pay for a trip in a small bus to the lake plus the boat ride itself. You can book one-way or return tickets.
The next day, Ana and Tim went to visit Ohrid Town. Simon and I returned to Ohrid, as well. But the two of us went to a station, to wait for a bus to Bitola, in Pelagonia Valley.
on the bus to Bitola
It was a rainy day, but we took our chances.
The bus ride was kind of bumpy, and our bus to Bitola wasn’t that new, but it didn’t really matter. The road was pleasant and the scenery was beautiful, though once it started raining, we couldn’t see that much out the windows.
Luckily, when we arrived in town, the rain had stopped and we could wander on the streets.
In the morning, Simon and I had a quick breakfast, then went on a day trip to Ohrid Town. Meanwhile, Ana and Tim decided to spend a lazy day by the lake, in Lagadin.
The buses come quite frequently and on time and you pay the fare with the driver. Therefore it’s all very simple and easy, should you decide to travel this way.
Day Trip to Ohrid Town
In Ohrid, we mostly wandered through the old, narrow, cobble-stoned streets, then took a walk on the docks and visited the Byzantium Church of Saint Sophia.
Here are some images, to get an idea of what you can see in Ohrid Town: