Hotel Airport Tirana
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... it goes back to where we started. The average Albanian has fairly modest expectations about life. For most has gotten better since the fall of Hoxha. All is relative. The weather is great, the sea and mountains are never far (like Portland in that regard). Perhaps they think life is good. So come on over now while it is still a before picture. Before a Rick Steves guide book brings waves of fat tourists waddling behind a flag waving guide. Would that spell prosperity for Albania ? They have a right to ...
... and I get plenty of smiles. I dont take many pictures because I feel a bit conscious of pulling out an expensive camera when the people dont have much. But I suppose it is obvious I am there so I will take more up in Pristina.
I have lunch at a joint called Kolonat which proclaims itself as Mediterranean fast food. Nice and fresh. It is about 1.30 by this stage so I head back to the hotel for a drink in their courtyard and to sit for a while and use ...
Spent the first full day here 45km from Tirana - in the mountains. A guided trip with 6 others, and a guide. Took a mini van to a small village on the side of the mountain and then proceeded to walk. Hot but easy going to start with - as far as the cave. A very under developed cave and just ok ( the bats were the best part ). Then it was straight down to the river. Luckily there were lots of trees to hang on to but I have to admit I was on my **** most of the way down. ...
... but as far as sightseeing goes it has absolutely nothing and you can see everything within 1 or maybe 2 hours.
The country is cheap as chips, with entire pizzas for under 2 euros and kebabs and more importantly beers for under 1 euro you certainly will struggle to spend a lot of money here, but what makes Albania really special is the people they are so friendly and open they are ...
The rain was coming down this morning but no worries as our day started with Gary getting mentally prepared for the big game whilst I ran to the local store for fresh bread and fruit. It was very handy to have the little kitchen so that we could make tea and have brekky while watching the rugby. (the Sharks got hammered by the way...)
After the game we packed up and hit the road set for Albania. We were apparently on the main ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service