First impressions of North MACEDONIA | VANLIFE Around the world travel series

As we continue our attempt to drive around the world in Trudy our campervan, we leave Albania and cross the border into North Macedonia. The weather takes a turn for the worse and we explore the lake city of Ohrid, as we continue our journey south.

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35 thoughts on “First impressions of North MACEDONIA | VANLIFE Around the world travel series

  1. Hope you are all ok where ever you are during these crazy times – and if any of you are quarantined then we hope we have given you a small bit of escape. So if you had a choice where to park up, would you choose a quiet beach, lovely woods or a scenic view – let us know. Chris & Marianne xx 🌳🌊🚎🌍💕

  2. oh my gosh, was that a donkey just plodding along the road all by itself at 3:45? // Marianne and Chris, (I know, Months ago but) thanks for your thoughts on the possible dangers on the corona virus and how you're caring for it. I'm loving and living it as if it was in March 2020! But it seems as if the snow would be a welcome change, it too is beautiful! // But such a beautiful morning. Was this location historically in Alexander's Macedonia?

  3. The drone shots with the snow reminded us of Scotland. Lovely walk to the Fort and the munchies looked yummy. Who’d of thought you’d be setting light to the van with Snickers bar 😂😂 Trev n Sue

  4. The denar is not convertible. Spend it there, it’s ohrid h is like a x. LOL.ohrid has a microclimate it’s not bitter cold. Ohrid is a summer thing not really a winter thing. Sorry. The Macedonians are a beautiful people well liked by all. Known for their music. The poets of the balkans,

  5. Let’s not dwell on the dark clouds in life at the moment..Id rather just keep enjoying watching two very ordinary lovely people live out everyone else’s come on everyone keep the chins up & pull together, but ultimately stay safe & look after those most vulnerable. Fingers crossed for you guys 🤞 keep the flag of dreams flying 🙏

  6. WARNING TO VIEWERS: If you are a TtG drinking game participant, and SNOW is a trigger word, DO NOT PROCEED lest you suffer the mother of all 3-day hangovers! "That cloud looks like SNOW!!!" "Yes, THAT'S A SNOWFLAKE! OMG!" "We're surrounded by SNOW! We might get stuck in the SNOW!" …Fast forward, 20 seconds…and…"Well, the SNOW has melted….but LOOK AT THAT ICE IN THE PUDDLE!" You guys crack me up….

  7. Hi Marianne and Chris There didn't seem to be many people around
    The lunch looked amazing for £2.66
    Least you're not having to fight for good lol 😂
    Hope you're having a lovely evening
    Angela Derbyshire

  8. Marianne & Chris thanks for Sunday viewing,, there is something cosy about sleeping in a van looking out to the rain and hail,, that wooden walk way was amazing with a beautiful church,,congratulations on Turkey 🇹🇷 its amazing what a country has to offer in the way people live there life's,, again can't go wrong have pasta in ur cupboards,,, stay safe stay cool 😎 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

  9. Being in quarantine here in Greece(coronavirus) I m really looking forward to watching you guys!I absolutely loved Ohrid and I too,Marianne have salt in my blood!Please take care!😗Sevy

  10. Hi Marianne & Chris, Fantastic videos / content, better than the scheduled TV programs, Anxiously looking forward to your future videos. Keep safe and extending good luck to you on your travels.

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