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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Kids pool
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... I get home about 5.30, just in time to watch the second half of Albania and Belarus. Brother Petro loves his football and we seem to communicate pretty well while we are watching it together..
Dinner is at 8.00, rice this evening. Very nice. I take a couple of pictures of the family as I am gently told off for buying the wine and chocolates. Sotmir and I head off to bed early as we have a 5.15 start tomorrow to get the bus and furgon to Sarande.
... with fridge leftovers and downloaded my photos while I waited for the others. In the morning with the news that I have a day off, I decided to get in to town and poach some free wifi but nobody seems to have even heard of it here!
Eventually after a long walk and a great deal of trial and error I have ended up in the Albanian equivalent of the London Trocadero, surrounded by air hockey tables and vibrating massage chairs... what *is* it with the air hockey??
... and goes to look. We saw the next day that there was only a small ding on the fender. The other driver didn’t have insurance and says sorry a lot but Klodi says “what are you going to do” apparently he has had as many as 30 dings in a couple of months to be repaired. Last time, he had just gotten it out of the shop when someone hit him again.
Back at the hotel and we agree on the ...
... blocks in various stages of building, several of which appear to have been abandoned: There are also a great number of new houses, mostly very large and many in a permanent state of incompletion. What were once just little villages, each in its own cove are now nearly all linked together by these developments. However it is still a very pretty coastline backed by these high craggy limestone mountains.
Sveti Stefan was once just a simple ...
... we wandered through an open door into a courtyard filled with mosaics, a lady hurried out after us and ushered us back in again. The rest of the city still seems to be there though, with no major excavation or renovation going on, and there is plenty to see by wandering. Like most former communist cities, Tirana is blighted by a plague of identical concrete apartment blocks but here some are randomly painted - trees on one, polka dots somewhere ...