Hotel Paradise Beach
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Refrigerator in room
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We had a navigational blip and went right into the port area. It was an interesting detour. There's huge renewal scheme under way. This includes redevelopment of derelict buildings, roads and pedestrian / cycle paths. There was a "small" cruise ship, docked and I guess they're aiming at attracting the big ones.
Roadside fruit stalls met my needs. Cherries, nectarines, apricots ...
... is the second largest port city after Durres, and it was here that Albanian independence was declared in 1912 during the First Balkan War. We have dinner in the hotel, and then many of us take a long walk from the waterfront along the main street. Walking after dark appears to be an activity that only men engage in, as there are very few women to be seen. We enjoy the sightseeing, and it appears that the locals enjoy checking us out as well.
... enjoyed the muggy climb to the top with excellent views all around even after drinking 4 bottles of wine the night before.
Wild camping in Montenegro is apparently allowed but we really struggled to find anywhere that would work and when we did we got told to leave. Camp grounds in Montenegro were not too bad but nothing special either, fortunately cheaper than Croatia. Albania on the other hand was so cheap ...
... the sunset! I returned to the hotel for dinner, which was a stew served with salad and half a loaf of bread! I didn't really want the bread, but.. well.. it was free! I went back to the beach bar to watch the football!
The following morning I wasn't so fortunate in meeting someone with a taxi so had an uphill walk back to the village to catch the bus on to Vlore. I took a walk around the village and then sat in a coffee shop where I knew the bus would stop. Having been ...
It was still dark when I mounted the bags on the bikes. After a quick breakfast we descended the 77 steps leading to the beach. It was a bit tricky with the fully laden bikes but, luckily, I didn't fall. It was only around 6 so there was nobody walking or swimming but we managed to wake a man who was sleeping on a deckchair. We said a quick goodbye to the village, the cows and the huge pig that were already looking for food in the garbage and we were on our way back ...