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... and talking itself up a bit.
It is about 3.00 and a massive thunderstorm is brewing. I am safe and dry as it hits about 3.15. At about 4.30 all has passed and I head out again into the southern part of the city. All good but I am home fairly early as my legs are sore from the climbs of the last couple of days. Getting old I guess.
So not much to report today, I fall asleep at 8.00 safely snug in Tirana.
... left a lot to be desired, but it wasn't until after we had got back on the road that we really discovered what that meant. The roads were unsealed and full of potholes. Not only this, but they were lined with stalls whenever we passed through a city meaning that people were often standing way too close to the traffic. In saying this, roadworks were in progress, so at least progress is being made to improve them.
Driving into ...
... to scan our passports again. We stopped off in Kotar, Macedonia for an hour. The city is a walled city, built by the venetians. It chose to pour rain not long before we needed to leave but it was a nice little town to wander around. Next stop was a very late lunch somewhere in Macedonia. The Macedonian/Albanian border was another 20 minutes drive from there. That border crossing took about an hour ...
... She looked at our map and directed the driver in Albanian where to take us. I had to ask the driver to turn on the meter. Flagfall was 250 leke ($2.36). The 17-minute trip resulted in a fare of 480 leke ($4.53). The driver wanted 600, supposedly because he didn’t turn on the meter until a few minutes into our trip. First of all buddy, you got lost – we ain’t paying you for that. Second, you tried to scam us by not activating the meter when we got ...
... the morning hours we stopped at some bars and at a river with small waterfalls and pools under them. It was a great place to refresh ourselves. We spent our daily siesta by a bridge and then started the climb of the day after four. We had to cycle uphill for around ten kilometres but this time it didn’t feel so tiring. Maybe these hills weren’t so steep or perhaps we were getting fitter.
Finally, we made a mistake at a ...