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After crashing out at 9.00pm (blamed the early night on the time change and the fact it felt like it was freezing), we were up and about breakfasting with the rest of the campsite which is a rare occurrence. We had our sights set on the Albanian coast and were prepared for a challenging day ahead. After asking the campsite owner about the road condition one more time, to which he replied 'it is fine, 2 hours 15 mins - easy - new highway'! Ok hmm ...
... sometimes not. And capitalism is running rampant. But the funny thing is there is obviously TONS of money in Albania. So why does it feel like a third world nation?
Anyhoo..we found a good-if expensive-hostel with a quirky host and creepy houselady and checked right on in. No sooner did we hit the town than we found the CHEAPEST kebabs ever and they were GOOD! Random sightseeing aside, ...
... out. We get to this place called the Hat Trick and it was the happening spot. Their signature drink came in a bucket. Similar to our fish bowl. The bartender poured 3 bottles for a good 7 seconds and topped it off with pineapple juice and blue curaçao. Delicious to say the least. The cost 79 Kuna which translates to $11 bucks. We closed the place somewhere around 3-5 am. Not exactly sure. Day 2: Booze Cruise! Woke up at 8am to make the 8:30 bus ride ...
... are just so incredibly pretty. We went back to the top end of Lake Skadar and saw the small old bridge. Well, compared to other things it’s not really that old, only 19th century. A stream comes out of a cave and flows into the lake a few k’s further down.
We set off to walk to the cave believing; from a sign we saw that it was 1.8k’s. After walking a bit further than that we then saw another sign saying it was a further ...
... a smaller mountain, in front of Mt Dajti, which is covered in sparse brown grass and grazing horses and foals. Out the other side was a view over Tirana. You can guess where I was, and where Bevan was.
In the lower ranges of the mountains on the other side of Tirana is Kruja, a historic town famous as the castle of Skanderbeg. This guy is Albania's national hero, nicknamed the Dragon of Albania. Born in the 1400s when the Ottomans ...