8th May 2015 – Ohrid, Macedonia
The sun went down in an expansive lake
That straddled the borders of 2 balkan countries.
The views screamed UNESCO from every angle,
But the twilight had my nerves tingling in the breeze.
In Ohrid, I am staying with Anita and her boyfriend. If you follow my blog, it was the same Anita that I ran into in Istanbul earlier this year. They lived in Skopje, but had an apartment in Ohrid which I crashed on this trip.
Ohrid is not large, and can be easily walked around on foot. So, we started walking – finally, in our shorts after the long winter – and decided to explore around the lake. The whole of Orhid is designated a UNESCO heritage site, and rightly so, because history and nature have created a beautiful love-child here.
We walked by the lake for most of the time, all the way till the St. Bogorodica Perivlepta. This church may have a name that stretches your tongue, but the visual is soothing for the eye. I dont know why, but the church itself was not open when we visited, but the exterior had a nice hue against the setting sun.
We walked the way back by the lake, first stopping to get some traditional Macedonian food and wine, and then to click the sunset pic of the day.
A statue with a cross, etched against the sunset and the beautiful lake.
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