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... marble fittings, stairs and floors. Done up it could be the ultimate hotel or wedding venue. We wander through it with the kids, one of whom wants me to take a picture of him. They head off waving their goodbyes and we climb to the top of the palace. It is a great view of the sea. To prove my earlier point, as we wander out a car pulls up and a bride and groom get out for some pictures.
We wander back into town. We check out the venetian tower and main square ...
... never seen a more muddled place with random shops and bars. An Irish themed pub next door to a cafe and betting shop with canaries in cages outside. Women’s fashion shops with clothes which look like fancy dress hanging in the window and a miniature Eiffel Tower statue on the corner of the street.
The Lonely Planet list three attractions here to see:
1. The Roman Amphitheatre
2. The Historical Museum on the waterfront (recently ...
... other than coke zero for diet drinks. As Klodi puts it later, “we don’t need it”. As their tourism industry builds up, they will find they do need it for business!
Back to the hotel with money. We stop for a triangle shaped “pie” with spinach in the middle. Kind of like a puff pastry. It was good. There were several tiny storefronts selling food of this kind. Got an ice cream ...
... br> Food wise, I tried the local byreke. Similar to a Cornish pastie but flat like a pizza. It tasted great! This trip is going to be very tight on the old pennies, so I'll mainly be eating from supermarkets, well, until I hit China.
Durres, Albania - I took a short trip to the west of Tirana on the Adriatic coast, a town called Durres. I wanted to experience more ...
... narrow lanes with modern houses. There is a statue of Nikola 1 astride a horse; I think he was the one who finally defeated the Turks in the 19th century. Just two blocks from the very centre in a gully are numerous allotments where people grown their fruit and veg.
We headed south to Lake Skadar. This is one of the larger lakes in Europe, it is half in Montenegro, and half in Albania. It is an important breeding ground for many birds, some ...