If you are planning a trip to Macedonia, it may help you to see how much it cost us. Although we didn't write down every single expense, we did keep track of prices to give an indication of prices in different areas of the country. We arrived in Skopje at midnight from Podgorica. We arrived late at night and tried to find a room in one of the hostels. Most we asked, were already full. Some were too expensive. We got a private room for € 14, not far from the center. We realized that, as in most Balkan countries, you really need a car to get around (although Macedonia is also a popular destination for bicyclists). We rented a car the next day: 5 days … (Continue reading)
Every country has its own customs, manners and people. Sometimes, this may seem odd to outsiders. We mentioned the Lisbonese, the Germans and the Philippines before; and this time, we want to share the things that we thought were peculiar in Macedonia. We enjoyed traveling Macedonia. It's a country with beautiful nature and friendly people (who all seem to speak English too). Read about the best viewpoints and places to swim that we found around Lake Ohrid.
Lake Ohrid is the pearl of Macedonia's stunning nature and therefore should be discovered from all angles and perspectives. This article presents 4 charming places surrounding the lake, all offering unique viewpoints and refreshing swimming spots Lake Ohrid offers splendid and breathtaking viewpoints and there are many nice beaches to relax and swim. It's a wonderful alternative to the sea and surprises with panoramic blue mountain ranges surrounding the lake. However, there is one critical observation we made during our travels: littering in nature reaches a level here that cannot be accepted or ignored any longer. Huge piles of trash, mainly plastic, are dumped in parts which are hidden for the people visiting the beach front but can be spotted within a few meters on the outskirts. Especially, for … (Continue reading)