Dardha Touristic Village
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Long,long day. three border crossings, Montenegro, Albania and Greece.left 7:30 am arrived 8:0 pm. Finally got my sat nav working, first time since France.My sat nav is about 4 years old and I,d thought I had managed to copy over all of the maps I needed to the memory card, wrong! Luckerly Peter our support truck driver is a star ...
... back into Albania. It was in a beautiful location and in it's day it would have been awesome. Today however it was run down (derelict looking), messy, dirty and generally depressing. What was even more depressing though was that people (lots of them) were still holidaying there. We had a swim in the lake and a quiet night.
After a lovely visit to Dubrovnik Will and I have been making our way further down the coast. So much to say!
Dubrovnik - Kotor
Kotor - Bar
Bar - Skhoder
Skhoder - Tirana
Tirana - Lake Ohrid
Apart from the volume of people on the coast, we both fell in love with Montenegro's Kotor Bay, yet another UNESCO site. The huge bay stretches it's clear water inland in 3 directions, providing us with a stunning flat 50km ...
... where there would still be crowds, albeit slightly smaller ones.
Sveti Naum is named after its monastery, originally constructed in 900 AD, which was later replaced in the 16th century. It's a very characteristic look for the region, with a monastery overlooking the brilliant body of water below. Its beaches also packed, you can find a private beach on the opposite side of Sveti Naum's ...
... that were broken. There were small green carpets on the ground in front of some of the carnival attractions, but it was mostly just on gravel and broken cement.
In the countryside, the things I noticed most were the natural beauty and the preponderance of shells of buildings that had never been finished. There were an incredible number of buildings that you'd drive by and just see through, at many places half of the buildings, and ...