Travel Blogs from Tirana
... this country and they have to be some of the most hospitable, inquisitive and helpful humans that I have ever come across during my entire travels.
Yes, it is poor. Yes, ...
... of the cities visited in Eastern Europe so I can't say I'm surprised to see it here too.
People nice and very friendly. Waiters, icecream sellers (I buy at least one a day), stall owners etc all ask where you are from and are as helpful as they can be. English is spoken but its not as common as in the other European countries. But its not hard to get around and get what you want.
The rain has all gone. It really only lasted a few hours so its back to ...
... a mini-bus heading towards the capital of Albania, Tirana. The mini-bus was absolutely rammed with me and Pete wedged in at the back of the bus, with no leg room whatsoever. Thankfully, the number of passengers thinned out after a short while, allowing us both to stretch our legs.
The mini-bus took us through the suburbs of Tirana, where we saw several gypsies on the side of the road, washing car windows and generally begging. Fortunately, the mini-bus didn't stop ...
... at night. Excellent decision as it was awesome up there. Delicious macchiatos and the city lights!!
We wondered back to our hostel through the nicely lit up streets, they have actually done a section quite nicely, and it was now time for bed.
Tomorrow we are going to check out the markets in the morning before hitting the road again heading to Orhid in Macedonia, before probably coming back into Albania the following day.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool