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An exciting city tour of Tirana awaited us this morning!! We drove from our beautiful hotel along the main boulevard of Tirana, the street of the Martyrs of the country through Mother Teresa square and stopped in Skanderberg Square. Along this main street, built by the Italians during their brief ownership of the country in the 30s, most of the …
So I've split the day into 2 because well, I thought you needed a break. This was the first of the big drives. Though I have learnt not to bother asking Albanians how long it will take to get somewhere as the answer is always "about an hour". Even if it’s actually going to be 8.
I think they break the journey down in their heads “it’s about an hour to X and we’ll have coffee, and then about an hour to Y and then we’ll eat lunch etc ...
... for about an hour. I stopped to watch some entertaining street performers as well. I made it to the end at the Galata Tower, which some historians claim is the oldest tower in the world. There was probably 200 people hanging out under the tower drinking. It was a really interesting scene. I ate a tasty chicken kebab at one of the hundreds of kebab stands in the area and headed back in to my hostel. In my dorm room I met two friends who were volunteering in Armenia. One girl ...
... They had tons of different singers from Macedonia and the Balkans singing old traditional Macedonian songs it was really neat!
We went to St. Naum which is a monestary at the end of lake Ohrid almost at the boarder of Albania and Macedonia! I could see towns in Albania from there! It was beautiful right on the lake tons of peacocks walking around lots of little kiosks to shop at! We ...
... 8217; as he was an unlicensed taxi, but this was useful as he could drive me through the border where normal taxis can only take you to the border) to Ohrid, the town about 30mins away after the border, where I was staying the night. We eventually made it to Ohrid and 20euro later (and a change of taxi) I arrived at the hostel where I checked in, had breaky, got a ...
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