(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)
(written by Dave) Much to our surprise, it was raining this morning when we got up. We’ve got such an eagle eye for the forecast but because we were not riding today, we had not looked. We didn’t let it dampen our mood, however, as we were having our first egg and bacon rolls since … Continue reading Wet day in Ohrid
(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)
(written by Dave) Wow, no alarm today, what a treat. It was great to have a day off. We slept late-ish and had brekkie at the hotel. We ordered pancakes with honey and bananas. Though we didn’t ask for it, they also topped them whipped cream and chocolate sauce – it’s not often you get … Continue reading Relaxing in Bitola – what is the EU thing anyway?
(written by Nancy) We only heard a bit of thumping music from the wedding party crowd last night - I think we were both so tired it didn’t really matter how loud it was. I know I didn’t get too many pages read in my book before turning off the light. We had a great … Continue reading A beautiful sunny Macedonian day – Kavadarci to Bitola (92/16,386k, 1015m)
(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)
(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)