Balkan postcards 1

Balkans, Travelling in Europe
Monastery of Saint Paul, Lake Ohrid
Sunset over Lake Ohrid

The first of a series of Balkan vignettes: full story later – postcards aren’t for long stories. Here we are beside Lake Ohrid in North Macedonia, staying in a former monastery. In a modern take on Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries, this working monastery, dedicated to Saint Naum, was seized during the communist era, and transformed into a hotel. Yugoslavia and the Communist period are long gone, but the hotel remains. God’s loss is Mammon’s gain.

31 thoughts on “Balkan postcards 1

  1. I love postcards, even virtual ones. Unfortunately despite two visits to what was Yugoslavia I have never visited this place. But back in the 70s it wasn’t exactly a tourist hotspot.

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