Change of Plan(s) July 23rd 2013 From Blato border near Debar, Macedonia to Skopje via Ohrid.
Ah to be in Macedonia again. A homecoming of sorts and for me a place where wonderful childhood memories were made – learning to blow bubbles, donkey rides, long grass, catching fire flies, sunshine. The reality of returning to Macedonia was not quite like that. In fact, not at all. Yes there was sunshine (a little too strong), yes th ... read more
Europe » Macedonia » Ohrid 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
I'm on the road again. Back to the Balkans again. This time to discover some new places and reconnect with some old.
It's been 2 years since my last bike trip in the Baltics. No traversing the countryside with my brown, battered Giant. No schlepping of poor bicycle from one hemisphere to the other. Instead, a bike shall be bought there and ridden over hill and dale through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and (Republic of) Macedonia.
No annual gym membership for me! I'm assured a thorough Balkan workout with all those mountains and a very healthy dose of history and cul... full info