Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

9-11 September 2016

Lake Ohrid is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes.

Driving through beautiful countryside, I arrive at the spectacular shores of Lake Ohrid. Lake Ohrid is one of Europe’s oldest lakes, preserving an aquatic ecosystem of more than 200 endemic species. Along its eastern shore is Ohrid, a lively resort with wonderful shopping bazaars and cafes. Ohrid is a perfect spot for visiting local sites of interest.  (more…)

Skopje Macedonia – In Search of Alexander the Great 

7-8 September 2016 – Macedonian Liberation Day

Alexander the Great, claimed by Macedonia, born in Greece

If judged by my entry into Skopje, bumper to bumper jams where there appears to exist no driving rules but one, “don’t hit anyone,” then I would describe Skopje as insane. Inching through bazaar and market with half an inch to spare, I would have thought Skopje was not for me. However, that was before I saw the pedestrian areas of the city center.  (more…)