Hotel Dolce Vita
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... its hilltop fortress and
association with the Albanian national here Skanderbeg. During the 1400s the
region was already under the control of the Ottoman Turks who forcibly
recruited local boys into education, training, and service for the empire.
Skanderbeg (actually his assigned Turkish name) returned to Albania to fight
Ottoman rule and temporarily liberated part of the region for 25 years of
independence centered on the mountain stronghold at ...
... on the tour and all we did was ask the girl next door if we could have a look. She opened it up for us and we could go up the stairs to look over the square, the only thing she asked was that we closed the door on our way down. Any other city this would be a tourist site and cost money. That night we went to a restaurant recommended by the owner of the apartment. Thought it best not to muck around ...
... 70's when China began to open doors and in true Albanian fashion they accused China of being too moderate- surprising huh- and no longer a communist state- severing this tie as well.
Like in North Korea, during the communist period, people were fed a lot propaganda. There was no entry or exit to country. The only form of tourism is preformatted government approved tours with a guide and no free movement. People were given monthly rations- similar to the ...
... 20 or better on just three shots or repeat the grade. Different times during the Cold War. We also passed over one of his swimming holes. We saw bunkers in the hillside that were used to store ammo and munitions in case of an attack on Albania. Now no longer used. At the top we walked over to a restaurant for lunch. We had a nice view of the city below us. The meal was "Greek" salad again, wood grilled eggplant & zuchnni, bread and grilled lamb, with fruit ...
Albania is a very quirky country! We were at the border to it very early in the morning, but it took us a little while to get through because the guards were a little temperamental. But we finally got through. The landscape is stunning, with lots of mountains. The country is very poor, so the infrastructure is basic. There is no tax on houses that are unfinished, so most of the country is full of half built houses. All throughout the country there are ...