Balkans 2016- Day 24 : Prilep to Bitola, Macedonia

Woke up to another beautiful day. I am looking forward to the ride to Bitola. There I have a host from the Peace Corps to help and provide a place for me to stay the night. So I plan to take my time to cycle to Bitola. As I was checking out, the motel manager offered me Turkish coffee and then I met Katrina from Solvenia who was on business trip to Prilep. Turns out she has been to Malaysia before on some business trip relating to PROTON. In the end she offered that I should call her when passing Solvenia. How nice.

After checking out I went in search for breakfast. After breakfast I went for a quick citytour on my bike before heading to Bitola.

I followed the county roads. It was nice change with little traffic. However it was hard at times as many sections were cobbled stoned. So it slowed me down a fair bit.

Eventually I arrived Bitola and almost immediately met Scott who also works for Peace Corps and a friend of my host Robert.  We chatted awhile before ending up at a local bike shop to finally fix a kickstand for my bike. After that we went for a beer and waited for Robert to join us after his work.

Later went for dinner with Robert and then returned to Roberts place to shower and eventually turn in early.

Lions Project : 112.40

Katrina from Solvenia 
Drying tobacco leaves. All over city you will see this. It seems it a Prilep special 
Prilep vista 
More tobacco leaves. 
Macedonian Daisho. 1 Euro store 
More stuff drying in the balcony 
Prilep morning market
Peppers are very common here and staple food

Nice day out and quiet roads
Hello Malaysia

Hello Bitola

Author: krankster

I am an avid cyclist that loves mountain biking, bike commuting and most of all bicycle touring. I am a freelance leadership coach and hope to inspire others through my cycling adventures.

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