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Macedonia is probably not a destination many travelers seek, but I think they should. It is a beautiful country with beautiful nature. People are very friendly here, dear, trying to help tourists despite the language barrier. Moreover, Macedonia is financially affordable for the Czechs and it is relatively cheap for us. So what are you going to do in Macedonia? It is the ideal time to start planning.
Highly recommended place that I couldn’t forget during my visit to the area of Lake Ohrid in Macedonia, lies 28 km south of Ohrid, Macedonia near the border with Albania. It is the monastery of St. Naum, one of the most important collaborators and followers of Cyril and Methodius.
When I clawed at hill of mountain Galicica, my original destination was the Protestant church in the mountain village Konjsko. But there I didn’t get, but I did not regret it. We went there another afternoon together with my friend, under whose leadership we have found it and could see it.
When I went to Macedonia, the most that I wanted to visit were the mountains, whose beauty I have already heard a lot. The time I had only for a hike up to the hills, which rises directly above Ochrid lake. It is a mountain Galicica, which was promulgated in 1958 eponymous National Park. The mountains rise to height of about two thousand meters.
On the northeast bank of Lake Ohrid lies a city with a relaxed, almost fairy-tale atmosphere. There are located countless monuments of ancient and very recent past. Above the town rises the limestone mountains Galicica with red soil terra rosa and karst topography.
All one week of May I spent in the Hotel Metropol, which lies on the shores of Lake Ochrid. Every night I was impressed with the most endearing red sunset that I've seen in my life. Seven days later I watched how the calm lake level alternating with turbulent waves, which caused the winds, the falling of the lake from the Albanian mountains on the opposite side.
The first thing, what I could see from the Macedonian capital of Skopje, if I won´t speak about airport, it was one big construction site. All around the Vardar River, which rushed the city quite sharply, lay concrete blocks, metal plates, wires and other junk. Almost all buildings in the vicinity, as far as my eyes could see, were under scaffolding. Bridges were broken, impassable.
I went to Macedonia due to my work. I spent there all week, and although it was business trip, wasn´t problem to see beauty at least the part of this wonderful country, if possible, and look best known.
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