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... though - comes from a spring so guess the sun doesn't get a chance to heat the water up.
The Albanians are obsessed with cleaning their cars. Everywhere there are car wash places and they are being used - people out with soap and buckets and water blasters. Even up in the mountains in small villages there are car wash places.
In Berat everyone comes out at night and walks up and down the ...
... 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 ...
... been delicious, as it's the same as a thick, rich Turkish coffee. But because of the bad history with the Ottoman Empire, I don't think most Albanians want to call it Turkish coffee ...
Parched, I whipped out my bottle of ****-warm water, ready to take a sip, until I was interrupted by the granny - "No!" she said, almost scolding me, as she touched the bottle. Moments later, she returned with a large bottle of half-frozen ...
... some people feel the need to show off their English in a variety of different ways... like saying **** you, or I love you, or any number of other suitable phrases. So it goes.
The next day, today, we took the bus two hours (40-ish km) north to Berat, a town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is known as the City of a Thousand Windows. The ride was stunningly beautiful up in the mountains. Kaylie said it gets even ...
... went through the ruins. Quite an interesting place and actually had some stone walls and such rather than just markers to show what had been on the site at one time. There were sheep on the other side of a fence from the site. I’m always interested in watching them as well. We walked to the edge of the cliff and looked at the mountains across the valley. They are snow topped and the sun was shining rays on them from a hole ...
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