Kotoni Bed & Breakfast
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After hearing strong rumors about the ridiculous price of the beer Dad booked himself on the next flight out here, along with my brother, Steve. On arrival at the hostel we each had a glass of red wine while discussing the history of Albania. Or we had a beer and chatted about the football, I can't remember which!
That evening while having our first meal, it was clear the difficult ones had now arrived. Mass confusion over ordering a plain chicken breast, ...
... I found the jump quite refreshing, and managed to swim out without being washed away! The reality of the water temperature did hit home when it was Mum's turn to jump. I stood in the water downstream just in case, and remained their for the next 10 minutes while speaking to Sophie about the 'will she, won't she' probabilities. In the end it came down to something Sophie shouted up to her.
The wine was too good to turn down! I am still unsure weather ...
... to eat in, and some of the most picturesque beaches anywhere on the med. while it remains relatively cheap there will always be some more adventurous holiday makers visit, and when word spreads about what it has to offer (and not the common misconception about how dangerous it is that you'll be told in neighbouring counties) it could well be like what Croatia is today. Albanian people are very friendly, especially towards tourists. ...
... in Saranda I found the hostel but unfortunately never made it to the football. I settled in to hotel and began working the next day with cooking pancakes! I have now been in Saranda close to 3 weeks and main duties in the hostel include cleaning and cooking (yes, cooking) as well as entertaining guests (a posh twist on basically playing drinking games/poker). my 1st experience of the sea in Saranda came at about midnight one night. we had spent most of the ...
... valley and mountains opposite. There are plenty of weapons and old apparently American spy plane which came down in Albania during the communist regime. I spend an hour or so wandering around. There is an old tank that catches my attention or maybe it is a current army model. After the castle, I head to a couple of old original Ottoman houses. The Ethnographic museum is excellent.
I enjoy the old town here, it ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKotoni Bed & Breakfast Gjirokaster
we stay in kotoni for 2 nights,vita and haxhi welcome us with hot cup of tea and a big smile. helped us with everything we need, from laundry, through orientation instractions and tips about restaurants, banks, shops, shortcuts to hidden places, and up to writing notes in albanian to bus drivers instructing them to help us. we had to leave in the early morning bus to tirana so vita woke up at 04:30 to provide us a large breakfast "to go". it was nice to chat with them and the other guests in the afternoon.the rooms are vey clean and comfortable, view from the room was breathtaking.
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