Posts Tagged ‘Bitola’


Grey, wind, gloom. Goce joined us to the Greek border before we continued along the straight, flat road into the headwind. It was totally uninspiring and we had to push ourselves (me especially) to get some kilometres done.

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It is amazing the difference the weather makes. It didn’t rain, but it was cold with a fairly strong headwind. The grey skies and mood made the farmland landscape unenergizing.

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Still, we did enter a new country – Greece.

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We stopped in a small village and were allowed to camp on the lawns in front of a church. A storm will be cooked up shortly.

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It is a different feeling cycling in a grey, overcast, cold landscape. Sleeping in and eating is more appealing than cycling. We made our way to Bitola and called it a day. We had a lovely evening with Goce – our warm shower host in Bitola. Greece tomorrow.

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The summer infrastructure of our resort also felt grey in the cloudy skies.

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We crossed some plains, and then climbed over a pass of over 1100m before dropping into Bitola.

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A lovely evening chatting and eating with Goce and his father. We had ijvar – a secret Macedonian fondue. Yummy.

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