lower Balkans & Greece travel blog

Saturday markets on a National Highway provided an interesting obstacle.

Soviet leftovers littered the countryside .....

....... including quite a few of their buildings.

the road to Korce was a good one ...... mostly.

Lake Ohrid at Pogradec .... a quiet place.

Korce eateries were often fun places....

......and night life was even better.

We had three options to get to Korce for our overnight stop but after re-living the GPS debacle a few days back where we were drawn onto seriously dangerous roads we decided on the longer route. As well we did for although it was a great road it did have a few safety issues so we could only imagine how bad the other options would have been. We were happy with our choice.

We enjoyed an interesting trip through a number of villages along the Albanian side of Lake Ohrid although winding our way through people, vehicles and animals at a street market at one point did seem odd given the road was a National route. Through traffic was definitely slowed down.

The police presence was very noticeable as were quite a number of Soviet era leftovers including abandoned industrial sites and other buildings. Some apartment blocks were still in use and looked terrible.

Korce was a much nicer town than we expected and quite big. The town centre was where the action was and at night there were live open-air stage performances by local singers.

Our loft apartment was great and our host was very helpful. It was a good stop over.

The next one was at Ohrid in Macedonia and we were looking forward to it.

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