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I wasn't sure whether to take the time to visit the small Balkan countries but we decided to make a quick trip around while we were there just to have a brief look so when we left Berat we headed to the border with Macedonia. Part of the road was gravel and quite rough in places but once we reached Elbasat we were back on a sealed road again. It was quite a ...
... of a hole in the ground style toilet - delightful! (At least it's not a lunchbox though ;) )
On the evening of the same day we ventured out to look around the Berat National Ethnographic Museum which was an old fashioned house and filled with everyday objects from Berat's history. It also displayed the original tools used in making things such as Raki and olive oil. This was interesting and definitely worth doing as it offered some insight into how ...
... a mode of transport, there's so many Mercedes Benz driving around not sure on their legality though. Apparently there's alot of corruption within the government, with billions made in growing marijuana up in the mountains. Found a seaside town Orikam where we had a traditional meal for dinner and had permission to stay in the car park for free overnight. ...
... 3 hour bus journey was a steal at only €5 per person!!! Our journey through Albania was a culture shock. We soon realised that Albania is not a first world country. Litter is everywhere, EVERYWHERE!!! Amongst the rubbish are fruit and vegi stalls, fish in buckets of water and whole skinned animals hanging in dirty windows. The town of Berat (our destination) was a little bit cleaner than the rest of the country and the only place in Albania to have drinkable tap water. Berat ...
... which was located inside the Dormition of St. Mary Cathedral. Built upon the foundations of a 10th century church in 1797, it survived the era of atheist communists and now displays dozens of spectacular religious artworks by Onufri.
Out of the castle and down the hill, we popped into another Ethnographic Museum, which again was housed within an 18th century Ottoman style house. The museum had numerous displays on Ottoman clothing and culture on show.
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