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... of Kotor at the head of it. The scenery was quite different to Croatia but once again very beautiful as you can see from the photos. We had picked up our local guide Alexandra and she gave us a lot of background as we drove into Kotor. Once we arrived there we had a walking tour of the old city which was really pretty. We then had about an hour and a bit free time so we took up one of Alexandra’s suggestions of a place for lunch and enjoyed a beer and Craig ...
... as Ady and Kashas shift was about to start. Halfway there we said goodbye to them and went to get some cash out, then went for a pizza each at Big Bite before going back to the hostel. We got a beer and had a chat with a bunch of people from Scotland who had just checked in. Darren and Ady played some guitar, and Ady was giving Darren lessons on how to play lead. We hung out having a few beers, playing guitar and chatting to people for a while before heading back up to ...
... of proclaiming Albania the world's first atheist state in 1967 and made literacy so important that it sits at around 99%. It was famously isolationistic for decades. But that has changed. And the power mostly doesn't go out anymore. The economy has become more free-market, and tourism makes up 10% of its GDP. For you historians, Albania was Illyria. Now it is mostly secular Sunni muslims as a ...
... 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 ...
... other things as well, and lots of governmental office buildings. I was with Lynne and Graeme and Lynne wanted to see the mosque but there were only men in front and it looked as if a service was about to start and even Lynne wasn't brave enough to try to go in then.
At some point we passed the new Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral, designed by a Greek-American architect. Apparently, building a new Christian church in ...