bus to bitola day trip

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. About Bitola, North Macedonia Located in the southwest of the nation lies the city of Bitola in the Republic of North Macedonia. It has a long history that dates back to ancient times and is the second-largest city in North Macedonia. The stunning architecture, thriving culture, …

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day trip to ohrid town

Day trip to Ohrid: what to see & do on the shore of Lake Ohrid

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 on the shore of Lake Ohrid. You pay the fare with the driver. Therefore it’s all very simple and easy, should you decide to travel this way. About Ohrid Town The town of Ohrid is a historic and cultural center located in North Macedonia, on the shores of Lake Ohrid. It’s famous for its beautiful setting, with the …

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best place to stay lake ohrid lagadin

Best place to stay at Lake Ohrid: serene Lagadin

When we arrived at Lake Ohrid, we took in the sights and looked for some accommodation. We had nothing planned, we had no idea what was the best place to stay at Lake Ohrid. Therefore, we just looked for signs posted by people outside their homes or yards. And we eventually found excellent accommodation in Lagadin, a very small tranquil village, where people come only during the warm months, according to some locals. Read on about the best place to stay at Lake Ohrid! Searching for Lake Ohrid accommodation Lake Ohrid is a popular tourist destination in North Macedonia and …

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matka canyon boat ride

Matka Canyon boat ride on the Treska River

Early in the morning (yes, somehow it’s always early in the morning!), we had breakfast, said goodbye to the local cat, and met up with Simon. We were all heading to Tirana, so he joined us on a Matka Canyon boat ride along the way. The road there wasn’t very pleasant (I was sharing the backseat with Simon and one of our backpacks) and we got a bit lost because we took a wrong turn. However, it was worth it. Is Matka Canyon worth visiting? Matka Canyon is a beautiful and scenic destination that is definitely worth visiting if you …

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millennium cross hike

Millennium Cross hike and Mount Vodno’s vista

On our second afternoon in Skopje, we stopped for lunch in the Old Bazaar, joined by Simon, one of the Germans we met during the free Skopje walking tour. We ate some delicious food: Tim and I chose Kebapchinya, Ana decided to get the ubiquitous Shopska salad, and Simon chose the baked beans. Over lunch, somehow we also suddenly decided to go together on a Millennium Cross hike. We also talked about a lot of other things and discovered that we had a lot of things in common. Tim and Simon had actually gone to the same university, though they …

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