Apart-hotel Dvori Balsica and Apart-hotel Palata Venezia
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EM_TY adventures continues:
The pitiful penniless paddock had really frazzled us. So far, we had been comfortably making our way through European countries which really only had slight variations, and a fair bit dirtier, than our own existence back home. We were beginning to feel that we should have read more on Albania than just it's potentially rigorous border crossing. In addition, we had no idea where we were headed, had no map, and no roads were loading onto our ...
... with seedy taxi drivers who all wanted a piece of Mr. Money Bags (which was me this time or any tourist at other times). I gave them the benefit of the doubt that they would not rip me off and then what followed were the longest ten minutes of my life. There in the 35 degree heat with my backpack on, I had to stand waiting as the taxi drivers all gathered together, talked my request of their services through, walked away from each other, yelled a bit more, came ...
... while the driver opened the trunk for the officer to inspect. The driver then returned and explained everything is okay now – he paid a 10-euro ($13.10) bribe to the officer to look the other way regarding his failure to have an international driver’s license.
We left the border at 11:29 and drove on a newly paved road in northwestern Albania. It would be a first-rate highway if only there were lane markings painted. Perhaps those are yet to come as ...
... of traffic.
With the passage of Albania are three things I noticed:
1 it take a lot of a Mercedes. A Mercedes must be a bigger status symbol probably
2 everywhere there is rubbish around. Even though the country is one of the poorest in Europe, is not easy you have to throw the garbage anywhere and leave.
3 Half of the houses are still under construction. Many are still under construction and not occupied.
I've been here for barely 10 hours and I love it here! Huge mountains, green winding rivers, castles on hills (Rozafa), stone bridges. I really wouldn't be surprised if I saw a troll on my next outing.
And to top it off I'm pretty sure I've spotto'd an entire farmyard of animals here. From turkeys to goats and horse and carts that aren't just for show (ala Luxor and Bali) and even a horse and plough. Green ...