Hotel Grand Aita

Vlore-Sarande, km 8, Vlore, 1233, Albania | Hotel
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Balkan blog # 6

A travel blog entry by graves35 on May 14, 2014

3 comments, 19 photos

On Tuesday, 5/13, we left beautiful Ohrid and traveled to Berat, Albania. Under Enver Hoxha, who led communist Albania from 1944 until his death in 1985, Albania was an isolated country with little interaction with the rest of the world. Hoxha was so paranoid that he had 700,000 small concrete bunkers placed around the country for defense against invasion. After the fall of communism in the 1990's Albania changed ...

Berat Obama

A travel blog entry by mark.wilson on Sep 06, 2012

34 photos

... of the hill, we headed towards the bus station, via the King's Mosque (one of the oldest mosques in Albania) and the Halveti Teqe, a beautifully decorated 18th century building which belonged to the Khalwati Order (a bektashi sect of Islam who were considered to be a brotherhood of Islamic mystics!). At the bus station, which was actually just a large square, we saw the Lead Mosque (built in 1555 with a lead coating inside the dome) and a massive Orthodox church.

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Hospitality

A travel blog entry by pwong on Jul 04, 2012

14 photos

... comes to material possessions - if one sees another with more things, there ends up being some tension with that person. It's really quite fascinating, how foreigners who have so much more than the typical Albanian, are so well-received, yet a compatriot isn't.

Berat is perhaps the third-most popular tourist destination in Albania, behind the capital Tirana, and the Albanian coastline, which is evident by the number ...

Albania at 28mm

A travel blog entry by viaggiatore87 on Feb 22, 2012

12 photos

... some people feel the need to show off their English in a variety of different ways... like saying **** you, or I love you, or any number of other suitable phrases. So it goes.

The next day, today, we took the bus two hours (40-ish km) north to Berat, a town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is known as the City of a Thousand Windows. The ride was stunningly beautiful up in the mountains. Kaylie said it gets even ...

Nice Day in Berat then Cold and Hungry in Fier

A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Dec 30, 2011

16 photos

... was a group of about 4 men standing around “helping” and he still couldn’t kill it with one blow. Up until I saw the man with the mallet start to swing the first time, I had my camera up and ready to take photos but I don’t really want photos of this. Not a good investigative reporter am I. As we continue through the town, there are more men looking like they are about to pull up a cow and give it a ...

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This hotel, located on Vlore-Sarande, km 8, Vlore, is near Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, Khreshchatyk Street, Rodina Mat (Motherland), and Andriivsky Descent.
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