Altea Beach Lodges
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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... high above Saranda. We arrive just in time to see the sun set over the Ionian Sea. The sky is clear enough to watch the red disk sink into the water, but the elusive "green flash" doesn't make an appearance.
Entertainment at dinner is provided by an amazing group of polyphonic singers who are also great dancers. The "harmonies" are complicated and challenging to perform. Many of us join in dancing with the group to bring the evening to a rousing finale!
We drive west from Tirana this morning to the port city of Durres on the Adriatic. It is quite modern, but right in the middle of everything are important Roman ruins, including a large amphitheatre, a Venetian tower, and parts of the old encircling wall. We have a guided tour of the archeological museum by the young curator who organized the impressive collection. It has only recently reopened after a major reconstruction.
... Stalin a thing or two. (3). For a time Albania's only friend was Mao. Today, most Albanians are Muslim, but after two generations of official atheism they are not very fervent about it. (Having grown up in Malaysia, where they pixellate the pigs' faces on television and the role of pork is a major constitutional issue, Frances' brain nearly exploded when she heard that many Albanian Muslims eat pork). Some Albanians have a nostalgia for the communist system, but most ...
Having visited many inland places it was time (and still warm enough) to head to the beach. This involved the incredible Llogaraja Pass, which runs along a section of the coast before reaching the beautifully undeveloped section of the Albanian coast just up from Greece. We spent our time swimming, enjoying a few beers and scarily booking ferries for the future journey back through Europe to the UK.
EM_TY in Alabania Cont's:
We didn't ride much distance that day, but it was draining riding. The level of alertness needed to navigate the disorder was more than we had exerted in some time. We still didn’t have a map, and discovered it was not simply a technical glitch that roads were not loading on the phone, they just weren’t mapped. As we progressed through the perilous roads we concluded Google must have been too frightened to bother. We ...