Rainy weekend, slightly under-the-weather kids... what better time for a Phantzi family outing, right? :-)
We probably would not have done another trip, except that one of Terry's coworkers who lives in Librazhd lost her father last week, and so his office-mates organized a condolence visit to her family on Saturday.
It was definitely a sad occasion but we thought it might be nice to extend the journey for ourselves, anyway, and go on to Lake Ohrid which we love so much. We rented a car and caravanned with Terry's coworkers as far as Librazhd, visited the family (I kept the kids in another room since they were pretty rambunctious after 2.5 hours in the car), then went out to lunch just our family while the rest of the group headed back to Tirana.
So then we had to decide what to do next, and we decided to go on to Pogradec, on the opposite side of the lake from Ohrid city in Macedonia. In the photo below, you can just make out Sveti Naum at the far left end of the green spit of land, just over the border in Macedonia.
Here's a bit more of a close-up (the white rectangle at the left is the border crossing checkpoint):
On Sunday we drove across the Macedonian border to visit Sveti Naum again.That gray dome beyond the man on a bicycle is an old concrete bunker. There are a lot of them close to the border.
We had some of the worst hamburgers I've ever tasted just before heading out to drive back to Tirana. That didn't stop Terry from eating two!
She loves it.