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Travel Blogs from Durres
... an are to sleep. I stash my bag in the overhead rack, pull out my sleeping bag and settle in for some sleep. I think his might be the first night that I have even used his new sleeping bag. I awake in the morning as I start to hear people moving about. I pack up my stuff and go freshen up the best I cabin a ferry boat bathroom. This ferry boat ride is nothing like the ones I fell in love with in Western Europe, but it gets the job done and I arrive in Bari, Italy. I started on the ...
... one lead by his former Sultan, Murat II, in 1450. Overall, the Turks beseiged Kruja 4 times and were beaten back in 1450, 1466 and 1467 before finally taking control in 1478 after the death of Skanderbeg.
We stopped at the Skanderbeg museum and were given a guided tour which unfortunately, though interesting, went on a little too long meaning we didn't have time to visit the supposedly interesting Ethnographic Museum.
... beginning to be painted. Some tenants have painted the outside walls from their window and the coloured paint only reaches as far as their paint roller can reach!.
Albanian ways are a little strange to us. They nod their heads up and down for no and shake backwards and forwards for yes. They are very friendly and are amazed we have come all the way from Australia to visit their country. This tour is a fairly new one and relationships of where to stop for snacks ...
... pointing to Tirana. So that it was only by continually asking the way that we finally made it to Kruji. This town sits on the side of a mountain and also has a citadel above it built by the Turks. It is a place where Skanderbeg and company repulsed the Turks, then when they took over they built a town here some of which still remains.
It was here that we saw the ladies making wool carpets, woven carpets not knotted ones. It takes 7 days work ...
... of central planning, collective farms struggled or failed and the agricultural sector shrank by more than 20 percent. The country’s farms were no longer able to supply adequate amounts of food to urban areas, nor were they able to meet the needs of Albanian factories for raw materials. A further crisis occurred during the 1990s, peaking in the 1997 Lottery Uprising. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool