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The road back to Tirana was the homestretch of the Explore tour. It was quite a long drive through a river gorge to plain surrounding a city named Elbasan. The last part was over a mountain range, part of the way on an old two lane road and part on a divided expressway that went through a several mile long newly built tunnel. Outside of Elbasan just as we were getting onto the expressway, the bus suddenly stopped. The fan belt broke and would take about an hour ...
... juice and coffee, we were left to relax and rest up for the next few days that were planned to be busy busy busy.
The next morning we left at seven!! in the morning and headed north to talk to some listeners, but first we drove just thirty minutes to the coast of Durres for breakfast. Now we didn’t eat breakfast in a café by the sea. We ate breakfast on a pier in the middle of the sea! It was absolutely, ...
... Chicken. Even the writing was the same as KFC, it was pretty funny! So we headed back to the hostel instead for some more drinks and a chat. We'd picked up another bottle of the same wine from a little kiosk on the way home, but as we took our first sip, realised something was wrong... It was a 2010, not 2011, and it wasn't very nice at all! What a difference a year makes! After a few drinks and a chat with everyone there we headed off to ...
... which was apartment blocks all the same look. It is now over 20 years since communist rule and I would have expected some sort of attractiveness. But nothing. Rubbish is all over and anything that is considered a construction site would fail our health and safety. Generally we were over Albania as soon a we entered. Ilian showed us the highlights and ...
Albanian countryside and generally
- Driving through countryside - very underdeveloped. Most houses/buildings are unfinished. Cars in weird places - eg truck on shop building.
- Tree branches for power line poles.
- No organised bus system/no central bus station in Tirana (let alone rest of country), use private vans instead. Trains apparently very cheap but not great. (I did research before, and for these tricky travel reasons I decided to join a tour from ...