Travel Blogs from Berat
... of the Ottoman designed houses. 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 ...
... put in them is strong enough to sterilise a hospital theatre. Meanwhile everyone else (paying customers) were forced to sit in the bus and wait while the driver (and our tour guide) got themselves ******! I was so mad that I went out and told everyone who was drinking, off (especially the bus driver)! Drink driving is illegal in Albania but the problem is that the government is too poor to be able to afford breath testing machines to be able to police it. I ...
A beautiful little country with tourists soaking up its coast lines, we pass through it in just a few hours stopping of at the old town of Kotor. Quaint, quiet and old I constantly feel like I'm traveling back in time, at least in my own mind anyway. Char grilled squid, mussels and salad, I love these port towns.
Albania 20 years free from communist rule it's amazing to see its ...
Went to the Cobo Kantina (winery) 20 mins bus ride outside of Berat day before yesterday and had a thoroughly pleasant time. For 10 euros you get shown their production process and wine vats/storage facilities etc and then get to taste the product. We started off with a dry white; then a medium sweet white; then a (rough) red; followed by a very nice red. To finish we had ...
... first furgon departed, and we were dropped at an intersection in Elbasan, where the driver instructed us to watch for the Berat bus coming from a certain direction, and flag it down. In Albania, you just need to have a little faith, as you just never know when that next furgon will show up, and simply hope that some how, some way, you'll get where you need to go.
We waited for a little while, with a number of furgons and buses passing by, none seeming to ...
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