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 ...
... a curtain (reminiscent of Wizard of Oz) came a man who asked us if we would like 'meat or cheese'. Once we answered he popped back behind the curtain and a few minutes later returned with two piping hot bureks. They cost 30 cents each.
Universal language discovered: I'm not sure of you're catching my drift, but Albanian is seriously the most difficult language I have come across. I have now been here for 5 days (I'm a ...
... 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 ...
... More cars. They finally have ATM machines. The roads seem a little nicer (though they really could use a highway system). The people seem more modern in their dress and in their attitudes. Everything just seems a lot nicer there now. Now, I could be skewed a little bit in my observations based on the fact that I was coming from Central Asia where it was anything but modern. But, this time, I actually felt like I was in Europe, whereas last time I was there, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet