Hotel Bel Conti
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... the rain was still hammering down, it was hard to work out what was the road and what wasn't. Giving up on sightseeing we found the ferry terminal, if you can call it that and booked our ferry. Such a struggle as everyone in Albania only accepts cash, so next mission was off hunting for a cash machine. After booking our ferry we had lunch in the van, only to be constantly hassled by poor wanting money and/or food. It's so hard because if you give one something they all crowd ...
... We get rooms on the 10th floor of Tirana International hotel this time and while they still want our passports, they do not make us pay 20 euros per room this time for the mini bar possible usage. We want to go out a bit and see the Christmas market that is down the street and looked to still be in operation. So we walk past the mosque and to the market. A lot of it has already closed ...
... and everyone lets us in, plus I have a brand new passport'. As it turned out this was a little overconfident and it was indeed my passport that was the problem, but I never did find out what as they eventually gave them all back, and even with my very first stamp in my new one!
After the border delay we carried on for another couple of hours passing many of the 700,000 bunkers in the country before finally reaching the Albanian ...
... have no wine of any description to sell us, the meal was a bonus as it was included.
We are in Durres in Albania and our travel has taken us from the Island of Corfu in Greece by ferry then by bus over the border and into Albania. The difference to Greece is immediately visible. Firstly there are concrete bunkers everywhere. Small domes, looking like mushrooms, dot the landscape. They are made of concrete and iron and are virtually impossible to destroy, our guide ...
... Alexander the great. Thus the name Skanderbeg: After the Turks were defeated at Nis he jumped ship, dumped Islam and converted to Roman Catholic. He got the Albanian warlords to join forces and led them to repulse the Turks at many battles as the Turks tried to take over the country. Of 25 battles he fought he only lost 2. Then in 1468 at the age of 63 he died of a fever, probably malaria. After this Albanian resistance crumbled and the Turks took over: ...