Hotel Bel Conti
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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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 ...
... 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: ...
... well, the cabbz didnt know where it was and didnt speak English so it took a good hour.. haha but we made it and we all hugged and highfived (yes, the cab driver included).
we got a room allllllll to ourselves and we loved the place and the owners right away!! They cant be older than like 26 and are super nice and helpful. We had the whole day, so we decided to just roam around. We found a fresh market with all sorts of meat, fish, bread, fruits, vegggies, spices, ...
... me company.”
His girlfriend was called Kiki, a very pretty dark haired woman who could speak English but preferred to let Elton do most of the talking. As we set off, Elton, who bore an uncanny resemblance to a young Graham Norton, told us that the previous week he'd been a guide for a couple of journalists. “They were from the Lonely Planet magazine and were doing a feature on Albania. Their article will be published in a few months, I think.”