Hotel Helia

Vlore-Sarande km 7, Vlore, 1233, Albania | Hotel
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Berat Obama

A travel blog entry by mark.wilson on Sep 06, 2012

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... with Byzantine murals;

  • The White Mosque, now just the ruins of the minarets staircase;
  • The Inner Fortress, the highest point of the castle and home to the Tolkien-esque underground water reservoir;
  • The Red Mosque, the first mosque built in Berat in the 15th century; and,
  • St. Georges Church, previously used as a garrison but now abandoned.
  • After walking around the castle grounds for several hours, we waited around to go inside the ...


    A travel blog entry by pwong on Jul 04, 2012

    14 photos

    ... 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 ...

    Albania at 28mm

    A travel blog entry by viaggiatore87 on Feb 22, 2012

    12 photos

    ... were stolen abroad, and brought to Albania; because Albania will issue license plates without doing checks on the papers of the cars or checking them against international police databases of foreign stolen cars, the cars roam free within Albania, but are liable to be confiscated by customs at the border. And why Mercedes? It seems like that particular choice is just a status symbol consensus.

    Anyway, what have I been doing in ...

    Nice Day in Berat then Cold and Hungry in Fier

    A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Dec 30, 2011

    16 photos

    ... to his head. Another man blocked my view just as the first man swung the mallet so I didn’t see him hit the cow but I saw the cow go down and as we continued past, the cow was on its side with all four feet sticking straight out as if it were a stuffed animal. I think one of us, possibly me, said OMG, did he just kill that cow??? Well, heck, it is a butcher shop but I don’t want to see it. I think ...

    Out & About the Ruins, The Bunkers & The Turkeys

    A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Dec 29, 2011

    14 photos

    ... so she doesn’t order that anymore. We have started carrying around vegetables with us so we can ask them to boil it for her. Still took a while to get our meal even though it was supposedly already cooked.

    We check into Hotel Mangalemi and the people are very happy to see us and also quite concerned. We walk through the building, out the back to a courtyard and into another building with an unheated hallway to our rooms. Our host tells ...


    This hotel, located on Vlore-Sarande km 7, Vlore, is near Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, Khreshchatyk Street, Rodina Mat (Motherland), and Andriivsky Descent.
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