The Balkans – Macedonia

If you’ve entered Macedonia (FYROM) by way of Albania, you’re likely to pass through Naum Monastery. Since I took a taxi all the way through, I had to make a detour from Ohrid the next day.

PEACOCKS GALORE. Because I’m dumb enough to not realise that peacocks are the national birds, what with one being on their currency and all, I was naturally really excited to see them birds in the wild. Their movement and structure makes me wonder if dinosaurs were built similarly since it doesn’t really make sense for them to be moving optimally with bulky muscular tails like in their artistic impressions.

There’s so many peacocks in the vicinity, there’s even an albino couple which looked gloriously majestic.

Lake Ohrid

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The Balkans – Berat, Albania and Crossing into Macedonia

Berat in Albania is known as the city of a thousand windows. I didn’t want to head upwards to Tirana since it was a little out of my way (on the map, that is) towards Macedonia and I like the idea of visiting a well-preserved Ottoman city.  Read the rest of this entry »