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Lake Ohrid  
   

Lake Ohrid

One of the oldest lakes in the world. Have you ever looked at a lake and thought "ooh, I wonder how old its". Me neither. I find that quite an incomprehensible fact.
Ohrid. Not pronounced 'orrid. You need to hack up the H.

August 14th 2007
Upon arrival in Ohrid I was quite surprised by what I found. I had read a bit about this town and the lake, how it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of ancient buildings and how the Cyrillic alphabet was invented here in the ninth century AD. I had also seen a lot of photographs, nearly all of a little church sitting on a cliff above a deep blue lake. Well that is only half the story. Tacke ... read more
Europe » Macedonia » Ohrid

Macedonian Flag International recognition of Macedonia's independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 was delayed by Greece's objection to the new state's use of what it considered a Hellenic name and symbols. Greece finally lifted its trade blockade in 1995 and the two cou... ... read more
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