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Crossing the mountains from Korçë to Gjirokastra, Albania

03 Jan
Korçë - whitewashed houses in the old part of the town

Korçë. In the morning, I left Radozhda Campground (located on the shores of the Ohrid Lake). I put gas and drove to Kjafasan Pass, where the Macedonian – Albanian border lies. While I was staying in line, I noticed two other Romanian cars stopped behind mine. Many other cars tried to skip the line and […]

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Dana Tower Hotel, Dana Village, Jordan

17 Nov
Dana Tower Hotel - with Nabil Nawafleh on the terrace of the hotel

Dana Tower Hotel – Dana Reserve and Village Dana Tower Hotel. Situated on the very edge of the Great Rift Valley, Dana is considered Jordan’s largest nature reserve. Dana is on the major migratory routes between Asia, Europe, and Africa. Thus, it is the quintessence of flora and fauna species from all the three major […]

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Exploring the surroundings of the Ohrid Lake – Macedonia

17 Nov
Ohrid Lake - view from the Galicica Mountains

The eastern coast of the Ohrid Lake I drove up to Elshani, and from there I came down to Peštani. Further on I went to the museum on water from Gradište. I had lunch at a restaurant on the beach of Trpejca, overlooking the Ohrid Lake. Then I went to the St. Naum Monastery and […]

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Exploring the Macedonian old town of Ohrid – Macedonia

03 Nov
Ohrid - Kaneo small bay

The first day in Ohrid old town I walked only through the Christian part of the old town of Ohrid. From the Upper Gate (Gorna Porta) of the fortress, I went to the citadel of Tsar Samoil on the hilltop. From there, I descended through a pine forest to the church from Plaosnik. I wandered […]

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From Prilep to Ohrid, passing Bitola – Macedonia

17 Oct
Bitola - the old Turkish bazaar

Monasteries around Prilep A day before going to Bitola, I drove through tiny villages until I reached Zrze monastery. Then, I found a troublesome shortcut to the mountain town of Kruševo. I returned to Prilep and drove steeply up to the Varosh monastery, and then to Treskavek. In the morning, I left Prilep and went […]

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