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 ...
... time (and an extra hour given due to time difference) it was a very big day.
We had originally wanted to spend a couple of days making our way slowly through Albania on the way to Montenegro and Croatia, but time dictated that we would have to be on a bus every day for at least a week if we did and we wouldn’t see anywhere in much depth. We therefore decided we would get through Albania as quickly as we could to give us ...
... 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 ...
... was he going to let me park the car in a spot reseved for the presidential envoy - but he was also going to watch the car for me to make sure no one ****'s with it, including the police. Tirana is awesome!
Word to the wise: When the guide books say don't drive at night in Albania, they may be onto something. Seeing people drive the wrong side of a highway, twice the speed limit without lights on at 11pm is frightening. Pure and simple.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet