I received this neat postcard from Macedonia! What you see here is the city of Ohrid, located in the southwestern part of the country. The first thing to know about Ohrid is that is regarded as the “Jerusalem of the Balkans” (Balkans = southeastern Europe). It is said that there were 365 churches in Ohrid at one point – one for each day of the year (the leap year church must’ve been a mobile one #terribleAPFYjokes). This point in time was likely in the Middle Ages, and since then many of the churches have been ruined or turned into mosques, but the city still boasts of many religious centers, including the Church of St. John of Kaneo (13th century) and the Church of St. Sofia (11th century). Ohrid also is considered a UNESCO World Heritage site for both nature and culture – something that not too many sites get to brag about! Ohrid sits by Lake Ohrid, one of the deepest and oldest lakes in the continent. It’s also comprised of highly diverse endemic species. By “endemic species”, I mean animals that are unique to the lake. This includes certain types of trouts, eels, and sponges. Boating and fishing are common in Lake Ohrid, and where there’s boating and fishing, you know darn well there’s some good cuisine (and cheap at that!) What a remarkable city – as the sender has stated, it’s a “Pearl in Macedonia’s Crown”! Thank you so much for sharing this with me, Predrag!