Grand Hotel Europa
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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We were escorted on to the bus, ever so kindly, by Tomi, the guy who ran the hostel that we stayed in the previous night. It travelled north up the Albanian coast showing off some of the most beautiful scenery we've come across, or as I saw briefly in between naps. We had been up so early and even though I knew I was missing out, I was too tired to keep my eyes open. The bus ride was long but pleasant and in the early afternoon we arrived in Albania's capital, Tirana. We had to transfer to ...
... simply a pile of cherries. If you are going to live or die on just one product you have to fight for market share all the harder. This usually means being a bellicose barker. Just as opera sounds so much better in Italian the market braying becomes symphonic to the ears. When you get two hawkers near each other hollering battles can ensue. Sicilians scoff at "Italian" food. Theirs' is thought to be far superior. It may start with the great veggies - eggplants the ...
... while he made numerous calls trying to locate someone who spoke English, and rally some others to join us, but in the end he demanded a local boy walking past sit with us to translate. He also demanded the café worker to stop what he was doing to attend to us, making us more uncomfortable than the silence and stares. The translator described him as an 'important man in the community’, and also put us a little more at ease, that men in Albania respect foreign travelers ...
... take any photos and I did not have much time to have a proper look around (super sad face) but at least I can say that I have been there and have seen at least the city centre. I stopped for dinner on the way home and finally made it back to the hotel at about 10.30pm (after leaving around 12pm). For our final day in Albania, the owner of the hotel had recommended that Justine and I go and see Koman Lake. As soon as we agreed to follow his commendation, he was off to make ...
... a light for his cigarette and even told us to plug in the car lighter for him to use. Then he lit up, blew the smoke straight back into the car (delightful) and proceeded to tell us how to get to the hotel. We still stink of the smoke.
We've found a pleasant hotel room that doesn't stink of smoke and you can open the window. Yay!
We travelled around 800 km in this beautiful country.
Next stop - Sardinia.
(Accommodation: Hotel ...