Grand Hotel Europa
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... you often stay in the nicest
hotel in town – I’m not talking five star luxury resort hotels but very nice
places when in rather inexpensive countries.
I am quite loving the prices of things in Albania. I can
live well again after two months watching my budget carefully in Britain and
Ireland. And I am also liking the fact that despite being a majority Muslim
country, Albania is far more relaxed about alcohol and where and when it can ...
... very tasty. The whole meal, with water, bread, and service, cost us €15.
After lunch, we strolled along the quasi-walking street. An expensive Audio passed us, but registered in Deutschland, so that was a little disappointing. At the end of the short street, we encountered a funeral. About 50 men stood around, of varying ages. One group, of about 12, lined up near the hearse, and the others walked by with a small salute. They ...
... as the next camping ground, enterprisingly set up in a suburban backyard, is chock full of Italian camper cars. About twelve camper cars in all with their own guide and fixer. We had the pleasure of their company the next night further up the coast, but thankfully, the campground was bigger allowing us to get away a little. Europeans have a herding instinct and the illusion of security that numbers bring.
Albanians up to this point appear to be ...
Sat 11th: Took the coast road from Sarande to Durres -the windiest road imaginable! Pretty coastal villages and awesomely high mountains to cross. We were so amazed at all the half-built buildings along the way – abandoned mid-construction, or with people just living in the bottom floor. ...
... can get glimpses of a different way of life that is rapidly disappearing: harsher and sweeter, more primitive and more serene. All of this is reflected in the faces. The ordinary people we briefly had contact with by the way (people outside the tourist industry) projected strength, wariness, and willingness to help a stranger. Of course it is now "five years too late" to see the "real Albania." But as with most parts of the world in the age of tourism, it ...