We parked next to a church, on a steep slope over-looking a parking lot.
Having driven for about an hour, I was ready to stretch my legs. It was
only 8 am and already the sun was high and bright- we would certainly
fry if we didn't find a spot under a tree.
I had no idea what to expect- sure, I Googled it, but there wasn't
really much to go on. Was it blue or green? Was it even going to be the
same place that I found online? Who knew. I didn't know anyone who had
been there, but that's part of the adventure, right?
What I did
know, was there was no way in hell that I'd swim in a lake! I watch
documentaries. I know that weird creatures lurk in murky water. I would
just don my swimsuit and stay in the shade.
We lugged our picnic and other necessities down the slope, weaved our way through baking cars and were met with this:
|A Surprising View|
As we made our way down slippery steps, the smell of fresh coffee wafted
from open doors and mingled with the colourful blooms bursting from
We turned left at the bottom of the hill and there it was: A
crystal clear lake- the colour of Paraiba Tourmaline...
|The moment I fell in love with Trpejca|
|A lake the colour of Paraiba Tourmaline|
Pebbles crunched underfoot as we scouted around for some trees- most
of the good spots already taken. We found shelter in front of a closed
down bar and settled in for the day. Good thing we arrived when we did
as the temperature soared to around 44° Celsius. We lathered on the
I walked the narrow strip of beach and realised that
from a different angle, the lake did look green. The trees on the hills
and mountains saw to that, hence my confusion when doing my online
A charming fishing village nestled on the south of Lake Ohrid,
Trpejca is a world apart from the more popular vacation destination of
Ohrid. There were rental apartments and a restaurant on the beach and
families came and went throughout the day, but there was always room to
The sun was shining, the water was clear, I gingerly made my way into the water- and stayed there all day...
For more information on getting to Ohrid Lake, click here
|Playing in the shallows|
- Lake Ohrid is one of the oldest in the world.
- UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1979.
- The lake is shared between Macedonia and Albania.
Labels: Macedonia, Ohrid, Travel, Trpejca