Existing Member?

Worldtrip a 45 year old's adventures around the world-which include everything from sitting in random McDonalds using his notebook, hanging with 22 year olds, and other immature stuff.

Ohird on a Tuesday

MACEDONIA | Wednesday, 23 September 2015 | Views [462]

Yesterday morning, I checked out of the hostel in Skopje (and that girl and her travel partner left to, before I did-and went in separate directions as far as  I know).  Skopje was an interesting city-an old town, yet a showy  Las-Vegas, Disneyworld type new-town made to look ancient. That said, there wasn't any particular reason or desire to stay there  longer, so I was glad to leave and take the bus to Lake Ohrid. 

 

The ride to Lake Ohrid was about 3 hours on a bus, and was relatively non-eventful. In fact, the bus turned out to be a minibus, with about 12 rows of 3 seats, 2 across the isle from 1 seat in each row. I was sitting in the very front seat, about 8 feet behind the windshield and the exit door. There we're no seatbelts, and after the 2nd hour of the bus ride I was sort of wishing there would be, as the bus went up and down winding roads, and I had to grip the seat in order to not  fall forward. 

 

Anyway, after arriving in the town of Lake Ohrid, I walked about 15 minutes, following the directions to the hostel. I checked in without incident, and took a walk around.

 

Lake Ohrid seems to be a town built on tourism, as there we're all sorts of restaurants and souvenir shops-I had lunch at a hummus/ falafel place and walked down to the huge lake, where you can barely see the mountains on the other side. A boat captain complete with captain's hat tried to sell  me a boat ride.

 

After a short lunch, I walked back to the hostel and took a nap. As far as I could tell, I was the only one in the room in the hostel.

 

At about 5:30 pm,.  I walked back out and explored some of the attractions. I went up to an ancient   Orthodox Church, and walked to an old fort at 6:00 pm, which was supposedly built around the 3rd Century. From here, I was able to view the lake at sunset, which was quite beautiful.

 

I then walked down the hill to the old antique theatre, which is more like an old amphitheatre, which was used for gladiator fighting, and rested there.

 

 Finally I walked back through town and back to the hostel.

Tags: macedonia, ohird

Add your comments

(If you have a travel question, get your Answers here)

In order to avoid spam on these blogs, please enter the code you see in the image. Comments identified as spam will be deleted.


 

 

Travel Answers about Macedonia

Do you have a travel question? Ask other World Nomads.