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This is a new hotel on the banks of the River Osum, but it isn't sterile as so many new properties are. It is simple, but has style and people working here who care that things are done properly. The rooms have great river views. An easy walk into town and up to the castle. Recommended!
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The day dawns with a perfectly clear sky, and the early morning light reflecting off the thousand windows in this incredible town. Our hotel has a rooftop terrace with stunning views in all directions. We start our energetic day by hiking up the mountain to the castle on top. Ascending by taxi is also an option. The narrow lanes are lined with …
We depart Saranda this morning and turn inland toward Gjirokaster, an old city described as "a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town, built by farmers of large estate." This city, along with Berat, was among the few Albanian cities preserved in the 1960s and 1970s from modernizing building programs. Both cities gained the status of "museum …
... the plunge pool (mostly out of the water, due to the icy temperatures). When we returned we visited the Albanian living museum, set in a traditional Albanian house and showing many historical objects found in Albanian houses. They also had some traditional Albanian clothes. Global warming must have hit Albanian hard because I certainly wouldn't want to be walking round in the fur coats and thick dresses they displayed! (not that I'd want to walk round in a thick dress even if it ...
... up the courage to fully submerge ourselves and swim under the waterfall. It was amazingly refreshing so we spent a couple of hours enjoying the waterfall before beginning another eventful journey on the roads of Albania.
On the way back to Berat, we stopped for a drink in a local taverna. It was here that I became frightfully close to having to act out a toilet in order to be understood! Thankfully I narrowly avoided this fate but this would be my ...
... There is also a medieval centre and all in all a pretty interesting town. I decide to walk up to the castle.
It is getting a little greyer as I head up. It is a long uphill walk on the cobblestones so I am pleased to arrive. A couple of kids walk with me, they are laughing I think at my huffing and puffing. I pay 100 leke to enter. A man called Tony offers to give me a guided tour for 5 euros as he lives in the castle. I agree as it is much bigger than I thought. ...
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