europe on a budget

Europe on a budget: Top 10 travel destinations

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.  And it’s hard to know the right way to navigate across this interesting continent, with so many diverse countries crammed side by side, each with its own distinct language, history, and way of life. The good news is that limited-budget travelers can comfortably …

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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 …

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A delightful day trip to 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. 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 …

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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 something 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! Lagadin: The best place to stay at Lake Ohrid Our hosts offered us two double rooms. Ana was staying …

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