I’m now staying in Struga, a small town on the shores of beautiful Lake Ohrid in Southern Macedonia. I’ve rented the top loft in an apartment building only blocks from the shoreline. This room has character – the ceiling is slanted so I can’t stand up properly but the skylight opens onto the roof for fresh breezes blowing in the from the lake. If I pop up onto the roof I have views overlooking all the red roofs of the town with Ohrid in the distance. This little loft reminds me of where I stayed in Paris a few years back (but without the lake views). Paris certainly has its share of attractions – and if you are planning a visit to that amazing city, you can check out apartments for vacation in Paris.
Each day I slowly walk the 2 blocks to the local produce market where I buy the sweetest figs imaginable from a little old lady. And fresh grapes and pears and plums and ….!
The River Drim empties from the entire lake through Struga and everyday kids jump from the bridges into the fast flowing current and let themselves be carried down stream past all the onlookers at the local cafes.
This is the perfect town to work in – its not as visually stunning as nearby Ohrid and there certainly aren’t the tourist distractions as in other small towns around Ohrid’s shores. At some point I will either hike the 15 clicks to Ohrid or take a bus.