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... long steep climb up and we passed by the Ethnography Museum. It closes midday and reopens at 4pm but we didnt think we would see anything of more interest than our guesthouse which was a museum in itself.
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... cooler we climbed up to Berat castle and took in the gorgeous scenery.
Early the next morning we got up early and took the local bus to a waterfall with another couple from the hostel. Buses in Albania are fairly unreliable, they are scheduled at certain times each day but if the bus isn't full it doesn't run so we prepared ourselves for a long wait! The bus actually turned out to be a mini bus which at first appeared to be full, we were ushered ...
... down to the hotel at 4.00 for a bit of a siesta. There is a storm brewing when I leave at 6.00 to go back up the hill. I arrive and my friend provides a massive salad and a plate full of what he calls typical menu, dolmades, stuffed capsicums, a spinach salad with egg, a crepe of some kind, potato and some large beans and meat mixed together. Also of course, there is a basket of bread. After I beg for mercy and say I cant eat anymore he brings me some small sweets and some ...
... footbridge, past St. Thomas Church (one of many churches that we would find in Berat) and into the Old Town.
At the end of the footbridge, we were greeted by the formidable fortress that was Berat Castle. The castle was built on top of a rocky hill by Roman and Byzantine rulers, with the majority of it's current buildings dating back to the 13th century. Heading off up the hill towards the castle, we passed by the Bachelors Mosque, an elaborately painted mosque which ...
... largely due to the fact that Hoxha was a lunatic. There was a culture of paranoia fostered by Hoxha, which included building tunnels, nuclear bunkers under government buildings and civilian apartment blocks, and underground arms factories scattered all around the country. I even read something about a massive network of bunkers and tunnels beneath the town of Gjirokastra, which the locals are hoping to open up as a tourist attraction.
One of the most ...
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