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... 7 months.. More than half of all the Albanian did this!
- When the Turks ruled in Albania they tried to coerce the Albanians to covert to Islam by allowing no taxes or required army service for those who converted!
-Ilir's uncle was imprisoned for 8 years just for naming his two children after his favorite Italian opera singers! The people could not listen to foreign radio stations or watch tv!
... 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 ...
... The views over the town, the river and the hills was gorgeous and definitely worth the long hike up, especially since I treated myself to an icecream (which I might add cost me less than 50c for a cornetto in a fortress..).
After wandering through the fortress town (where a lot of construction work is also happening to fix up roads and old houses) I headed back down ...
... along one of the main streets in Berati. Everyone schmoozes up and down - reminding me of the Andy Williams song … the girls watch the boys watch the girls watch the boys watch the girls walk by. Could have been written about the giro. Everyone in town between the ages of 18 and 30 are there plus a few standard deviations either side. They dress up somewhat (somewhere between splashing water over your face, to ...
... got muddy shoes which pretty much wiped off with the grass but not totally.
On the way out, we stopped at the restaurant’s toilet again. There was a statue to Onofri, the painter, in the square just as you entered the grounds. We paid our entry fee upon exit. Winding our way down the hill to the town and heading out again. We passed a large complex that is closed. It is a former communist factory. Think this ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet