Travel Blogs from Albania

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Casinos and confrontation., Dhėrmi, Albania travel blog

Casinos and confrontation.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... request in English and confirmed a time. I said I would have to ask my friend. Then the diplomat asked me what business Albania could do with Australia, I had another drink, shook their hands and came home”. (Let’s just repeat that last bit ...

how to make 3 countries in 1 day, Tirana, Albania travel blog

how to make 3 countries in 1 day

A travel blog entry by bogna

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... was truly excited about the fact that he passed the "third world" curtain and actually only because of this fact he found himself in Albania. He turned towards the nearest pub though; the guy was supposed to be back in Ohrid on the same day, in ...

Tirana, Durres and Korēa, Durres, Albania travel blog

Tirana, Durres and Korēa

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... . Kids were jumping from them into the sea and they were in random places in fields. Apparently the last president of Albania was reeeeeeally paranoid about invasion. Without our Lonely Planet we were travelling blind now. No map. We asked around ...

Albania, Tirana, Albania travel blog

Albania

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... them our experiences may not have been the same, but even so we would like to suggest people seriously consider Albania as a summer holiday destination. The people are friendly, genuine, and love the English. The capital is a fascinating place, ...

Celebrity Status starts now!, Shkodėr, Albania travel blog

Celebrity Status starts now!

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... put us a little more at ease, that men in Albania respect foreign travelers (even lady ones) as they have astonishingly selected Albania as a destination. Our first lesson that a hello, smile and wave goes a very very long way. The streets were like a ...

Befriended, Durres, Albania travel blog

Befriended

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... in 1985 his (not so sane) successor realised how ossified the country was and began a liberalisation programme that broadened Albania's ties with its neighbours and the international community. This led to the relative stability the country enjoys today, ...

Bedridden, Tiriana, Albania travel blog

Bedridden

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... (Btw, these unfinished buildings are legion, lining every road in the country... see the pictures). · Cuts Another aspect of Albania that'll be sure to remind you of the developing and cash-strapped nature of the country's infrastructure is the ...

Scarecrows and Teddy Bears, Tirana, Albania travel blog

Scarecrows and Teddy Bears

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... , not to mention knowing where your bus will leave from. Jane befriends four fellow Slovaks who have a guidebook to Albania, something we are lacking. They confidently stride off in the direction of the recommended hotel and we follow. Somewhere along ...

Turning Back The Clock Albanian Style., Durres, Albania travel blog

Turning Back The Clock Albanian Style.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... wave strings of cherries at us. Families work in the fields with hand hoes and chickens in small cages, line the road edge. Albania has had a troubled and difficult past that has left deep wounds. Up until 20 years ago there were no cars to drive down ...

Albanian Roman Ruins, Durres, Albania travel blog

Albanian Roman Ruins

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... was passagiato Albanian style. Not as good as the Italians, but I did see some idiot dressed up like John Travolta !!!!! And that was Albania. Short and sweet. Don't think I would ever return as I can think of better places to go. But we had to leave ...

Tirana, Tirana, Tirana, Albania travel blog

Tirana, Tirana

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... is going to be very tight on the old pennies, so I'll mainly be eating from supermarkets, well, until I hit China. Durres, Albania - I took a short trip to the west of Tirana on the Adriatic coast, a town called Durres. I wanted to experience ...

Halloween Mayhem and Bunkers, Tirana, Albania travel blog

Halloween Mayhem and Bunkers

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... private transport and jumped the border into Albania. For the first time, it felt like we were leaving Western Europe.  Albania is a quickly developing nation, and it shows everywhere.   Water only runs four time a day, just long enough ...

Not really in albania but some ..., Photographs!, Albania travel blog

Not really in albania but some ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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Not really in Albania, but some miscellaneous ones from around the Middle ...

albania, Tirana, Albania travel blog

albania

A travel blog entry by talamarko

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... has become the commercial hub of the manufacturing industry, producing leather, plastic and tobacco products along with being Albania's communications centre. Although many Albanians spend their summer vacations on its beaches, Durres didn't hold any ...

Stopover / Zwischenstopp, Durrės, Albania travel blog

Stopover / Zwischenstopp

A travel blog entry by infiniteroad

... nbsp; Km: 71512          Stopover / Zwischenstopp Make a stop in Albania. Actually I wanted to stay here, but go further to Montenegro. ************************************ Mache einen Zwischenstopp in ...

Jun 26, 2011, Dhermiu, Albania travel blog

Jun 26, 2011

A travel blog entry by gosa

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Ancient ruins ahoy!, Sarande, Albania travel blog

Ancient ruins ahoy!

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... nbsp; It was an ancient city/port from Hellenistic to Ottoman times, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-west Albania. Situated on the Straits of Corfu, and surrounded by a picturesque lagoon, it is one of the most remarkable archaeological ...

The Virgin Bunkers, Vlore, Albania travel blog

The Virgin Bunkers

A travel blog entry by pwong

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Enver Hoxha - he was one hell of a messed up, paranoid, Communist dictator!  Towards the end of his 40-year reign, his bloated title had become Comrade-Chairman-Prime Minister-Foreign Minister-Minister of War-Commander in Chief of the People's ...

Seeking the 'elusive' Katherines guesthouse, Valbonė, Albania travel blog

Seeking the 'elusive' Katherines guesthouse

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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The hike up from Thethi to the top of the Valbona Pass took me 3 hours and was pretty much constant uphill from the start. The path is very well marked with white/red/white markings painted on rocks & trees every couple of hundred meters. The ...

Albania, Tirana, Albania travel blog

Albania

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Hallo zusammen und Gruesse aus Tirana, Albanien, Land Nummer 124:-) Bin um kurz vor 9 in Tirana eingetroffen, die Strasse im Kosovo war schrecklich, der Grenzuebergang ziemlich merkwuerdig, es gibt zwar Kontrollposten, aber niemand hat die Paesse der ...

Skanderbeg, Kruje, Albania travel blog

Skanderbeg

A travel blog entry by dave-baker

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... and jumping on the bus to the Albanian town of Kruja en route to Budva and Montenegro. Kruja is the hometown of Albania's national hero Skanderbeg, who was originally called Kastrioti and was the son of an Albanian prince.  He was handed over ...

Jun 26, 2011, Shoshan, Albania travel blog

Jun 26, 2011

A travel blog entry by gosa

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Jun 26, 2011, Dragobi, Albania travel blog

Jun 26, 2011

A travel blog entry by gosa

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Jun 26, 2011, Valbone, Albania travel blog

Jun 26, 2011

A travel blog entry by gosa

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Jun 26, 2011, Rrogam, Albania travel blog

Jun 26, 2011

A travel blog entry by gosa

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Hospitality, Gorica, Albania travel blog

Hospitality

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... the evening xhiro, I caught Lorenc as he was also leaving, so we strolled together through Berat's centre.  The topic of Albania's complicated history came up, something that can be a touchy subject for locals of any of the Balkan nations, and you ...

North of Albania, Shkoder, Albania travel blog

North of Albania

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Hallo zusammen, bin am morgen mit einem Minibus nach Shkoder gefahren, in der Naehe der Grenze zu Montenegro gelegen. Shkoder hat eine nette Altstadt (wenn auch klein), die erstaunlich gut renoviert ist. Ausserdem gibt es in der Stadt eine Burg, von ...

Tirana Albania, Tirana, Albania travel blog

Tirana Albania

A travel blog entry by lukeandbelinda

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... the smell could kill a small child.  I suppose it’s like Bali though so nothing I haven’t ever experienced.  Albania is really really cheap though.  All the people staying at our hostel have just come here I think because ...

Serial Killer, Butrint, Albania travel blog

Serial Killer

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... as a means of warding off the evil eye.  But I know the sick, perverted truth - there's a Serial Killer loose in Albania, randomly murdering innocent teddy bears!  Oh, the horror!!!  Luckily for me, the ancient ruins of Butrint provided a ...

Never drive to Montenegro, Shkodėr, Albania travel blog

Never drive to Montenegro

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

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Started the day pretty enthusiastically. We had carefully put ourselves in a position to get through Montenegro and Albania in a day.  The first hurdle came at the Montenegro border.  We left Croatia with now trouble and then we were accosted by ...

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