Europe is no longer the playground of the rich. It’s a budget traveler’s dream-come-true as well, as we’ll prove to you. Europe, on the one hand, is a terrific mix of landscape, history, culture and architecture. On the other hand it’s this monster that gobbles up cash as fast as you’re able to dole it out. Sticking to a daily allowance can be tricky while in Europe. However, as long as you curtail that spend instinct at Europe’s incredible shopping destinations, restaurants and bars; you should be able to get by on less in this magnificent continent.Continue reading
The next day, Ana and Tim went to visit Ohrid Town. Although Simon and I had already been there the day before, we joined them on the shuttle bus from Lagadin. However, once we arrived in Ohrid Town, we separated, and the two of us went to a station. There, we waited for a bus to Bitola, in Pelagonia Valley.Continue reading about our day trip by bus to Bitola
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 on yourContinue reading about the day trip to Ohrid Town
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 something in Lagadin, a very small tranquil village, where people come only during the warm months, according to some locals.Continue reading about the best place to stay at Lake Ohrid
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 our little party. And it’s a good thing he did because he gave us some nice suggestions on the way! One of them was going on a Matka Canyon boat ride.Continue reading about the Matka Canyon boat ride
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, while Simon chose the baked beans. Over lunch, somehow we also suddenly decided to go together on a Millennium Cross hike.Continue reading about the Millennium Cross Hike
Early in the morning, we woke up and had a quick breakfast at Urban Hostel & Apartments. We then went to Skopje‘s centre and split up. Ana and I went to the Memorial House of Mother Teresa, which was the Skopje walking tour starting point. In the meantime, Tim went to walk around in the city on his own. Join me and Ana to find out about the free Skopje walking tour we went on! And check out the quick travel guide at the end of the post, too.Continue reading about the free skopje walking tour