Ohrid is, apparently, the jewel in Macedonia’s tourist crown. Having been driven across a lot of this small country, I’m happy for it to keep that reputation. I thought it was a really tacky town in what is some very nice landscape. But, from what we saw, there is a huge amount out there to discover in other locations. While all the tourists head to Ohrid, I’d recommend that if you do visit Macedonia in the next few years, you avoid it and go elsewhere. You’ll have the place to yourself. Read the rest of this entry »
As I said in the last post, we had had enough of public transport. Once we had got to Thessaloniki, we had reached a decision that was to change the entire last leg of our trip: we were going to hitch hike.
Before I describe what our first day of this was like, let me tell you that I’ve been hitching since I was eighteen and we’ve both hitched together a lot in the UK and over in Belgium so it wasn’t new for us. Why we didn’t do it on this trip before, I have no idea. We’ve had some amazing experiences. To find out how we got from the Greek bit called Macedonia to the Macedonian bit called Macedonia click away… Read the rest of this entry »