A rainy day trip by bus to Bitola

The next day, Ana and Tim went to visit Ohrid Town. Although Simon and I had already been there the day before, we still went to town to get a bus to Bitola, in Pelagonia Valley. We all went on the same shuttle bus from Lagadin, but we went our separate ways once we got to town.

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.

Bus from Ohrid town to Bitola
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Walking through Bitola

Bitola is a nice, small, old town, which kind of reminded me of Romania’s Sibiu.  It would have been nice to discover more of it, but the pestering rain limited our exploring.

We took cover from the rain in the Old Bazaar. Simon was mesmerized by it: so much variety, so many colors, with such an old, traditional feeling! I, on the other hand, was quite amused: their bazaar looks almost the same as the market I have next to my home. However, maybe for an urban German guy, that means exotic…

Bitola Old Bazaar (Stara Charshija)
Address: Bitola, North Macedonia | See on map

Back to Lagadin

On the way back to Lagadin, we both fell asleep on the bus. We needed the rest after taking the bus to Bitola. This was our last day and night at Lake Ohrid, and in North Macedonia, as a matter of fact.

Recommended day trips to Bitola

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Mirela Letailleur is a Romanian travel blogger living in the South of France. She writes on The Travel Bunny travel blog about affordable travel in Europe, creator of unique free travel guides, local travel expert. Problem solver. Wannabe coffee guru.

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