During the last few days, I felt like I was in heaven, madly in love. In love with a place I returned to after three years and where I will return once again.
I don’t want to sound pompous, but there’s magic over there. A magic that leads you through the little streets, leads you over the centuries-old pavement, dips you in the water, strikes you with the view and shakes you to your core, leaving you wanting more. Not every person will experience that magic, but go there and see for yourself.
Ohrid, southern Macedonia. A beautiful lake with water so pristine you can see its bottom. Cheap and great food. Reasonably priced accommodation amongst welcoming and smiling Macedonians.
The city is sometimes referred to as Slavic Jerusalem, because in XIV, there were 365 orthodox churches here (allegedly). I can believe it, as I came across a lot of their remains.
I feel like this place is undiscovered by millions of people, even though it’s a Macedonian, a Balkan resort. Narrow streets, old churches, magical views, a lake underneath the mountains, perfect water for diving, rakia, shopska salad, Turkish coffee and fish soup for breakfast.
It’s a three hour long bus journey from Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. The ticket will cost you about 40 zł. A night in Ohrid costs 50 zł (single room), 100 zł (double room), a shopska salad and coffee – 10 zł, two beers and rakia – 12 zł. Beautiful, huh?
I’m telling you, I’m really excited about this place. I’ll return there one day, I can feel it. SOMETHING is calling me over there. Maybe it’s just one of my places on this earth?
In the meantime, take a look at the photos.
Incredible clear and clean water
Some romantic views
One day I’ll go back, buy a house and invite you all.