Three lakes on our last day in Macedonia – Ohrid to Debar (68/16,526k, 420m)

(written by Nancy) Well, I couldn’t convince Dave to stay another day in Ohrid even though it would have been a nice sunny day to sit outside on our deck and relax.  Even the tourist brochures couldn’t convince him to stay – this one was particularly enticing - “Tourists from all around the world visit … Continue reading Three lakes on our last day in Macedonia – Ohrid to Debar (68/16,526k, 420m)

Up and down in Macedonia – Bitola to Ohrid (72/16,458ks, 915m)

(written by Nancy) Today was a great day of cycling through the rolling mountains of Macedonia.  We left our hotel just about 7:30 under blue skies and started climbing almost immediately after we left town.  The first climb took us up along the edge of Pelister National Park, through lots of flowering trees and nice … Continue reading Up and down in Macedonia – Bitola to Ohrid (72/16,458ks, 915m)

Macedonia flower day – Strumica to Kavadarci (91/16,294k, 705m)

(written by Dave) We already like Macedonia, after only 1 day here.  This morning, our innkeeper took a genuine interest in our trip while joining us at breakfast.  This has not happened since rural Turkey.  He really wanted to teach us the Macedonia Cyrillic alphabet, even writing our names in Cyrillic.  We were happy to … Continue reading Macedonia flower day – Strumica to Kavadarci (91/16,294k, 705m)

Into Macedonia! Sandanski to Strumica Macedonia (85/16,023k, 580m)

(written by Nancy) Today we entered our 13th country – Macedonia.  Or, as some would have it called, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.  We will just call it Macedonia, which is what the locals like to call it.  So far it seems like a great country with lots of friendly folks and beautiful countryside. … Continue reading Into Macedonia! Sandanski to Strumica Macedonia (85/16,023k, 580m)