Life gets so crazy & busy sometimes, that we lose focus on our virtues and our desires. We keep doing things that world, society and local community want us to do. And later we think that it’s exactly what we want. But when we spend some time apart, alone in totally different part of the world, we start seeing again. Seeing life again. Seeing ourselves again. Seeing ourselves as human beings who still want something else, not exactly what others want from us. And then we need to reschedule our everyday life, to fit there some more personal time, some more hope. Hope for the future, hope for wellbeing, hope for reconecting with God and hope for new beginnings. And even though sometimes we feel desperate about possibilities to change anything at all, but still there is hope. And personally I find it helpful – to hope for something new & easier, even though it doesn’t involve relationship or clear future plans yet. There is Hope with a room for free choices and open space for new beginnings…
Kablar mountain, Serbia, June 2018
I like to watch people in the wild nature. How they behave when nobody’s watching. It’s wonderful to see the real nature of character of person. I wish I can be more brave in nature like my new friend from Greece. When you jump from the high cliff into the deep water – you really must be brave enough to risk everything you have. But also you need to be confident in your abilities. It’s pretty much the same in our social life. You train yourself to be brave and confident, and only then you can fully enjoy the life in this crazy Universe.
I grew up in a big family and we use to host so many people from all over the world. I like to take care of people when they come from the long trips and want to have a little bit of peace at our home. But to be honest, lately I became impatient with hosting people, maybe it’s because I myself need a time to rest and experience a hospitality from others. So I took a vacation and went to the one of the most beautiful places in the world. My friend suggested that we should take a boat trip, lead by FreePass company. It was worth it!
Early morning after pretty stormy evening we went on a boat trip on the Lake Ohrid. It was so touching to have someone to take care of me! When you are totally exhausted it feels so good when someone makes a cup of coffee for you and you drink it while someone leads a boat on the lake Orhid between the mountainous border between South-Western Macedonia and Eastern Albania. Breakfast on the boat was extremely delicious: Macedonian Burek with meat and cheese, tomatoes with a very delicious souse and coffee with rakija. It took us almost two hours to get from the Old City of Ohrid to St. Naum Monastery. And those two hours were filled with fresh air, good silence, deep water, blue colours & morning sunshine.
St. Naum Monastery is a beautiful place to embrace God’s powerful beauty, gorgeous nature and wonderful architecture. And also this Monastery has one of the most important collection of icons in the world. We took a short boat trip on the springs of Black Dream. It is breathtaking moment to see this beauty so close! Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region is protected by UNESCO. The water is so clean and tastes amazing!
On the way back we stopped at the private beach of another monastery and had a wonderful time to chill & swim.
It was great to enjoy a lunch prepared specially for us: local fish and homemade ajvar, delicious bread and local semi-dry white wine Temjanika.
I am so grateful to Ivana and Ivo (sister and brother), for their family business to take a good care of us (tourists) and to give us a chance to enjoy nature, to breath a life and to feel the beauty of lake and mountains. I totally felt in love with this part of Macedonia, amazing nature & wonderful people!
If you ever go to Ohrid Lake, take this life-giving trip by FreePass