Travel Blogs from Vlore
... for unmarried shop assistants and junior craftsmen in 1827.
The interior of the castle consisted of dozens of churches, mosques, other ruins and houses, with the majority of the houses still being lived in today. The whole castle was undergoing renovation works, a benefit of its World Heritage status! We spent a good few hours wondering around the narrow streets, exploring the old churches, mosques and other ruins and taking in the breathtaking views of the ...
... the xhiro, the Albanian evening stroll.
It was at this point that we bid adieu to Bledi - it's a funny thing, because he was so hospitable that we weren't sure if he actually wanted to join us, but perhaps felt obligated. We were more than happy to have him come along, but worried that we may have been keeping him from some other obligation. As he left, he also offered to come back to show us around tomorrow, which we ...
... A bit odd in a tiny Albanian restaurant on a very full belly but all good. And then the show continued with a Klodi and restauranteur comedy act involving a no smoking sign and a packet of cigarettes.
Dinner and a show.
A day of hilarity, slippery roads, cultural learnings (we gatecrashed a German tour group) and eating.
And I saw a turkey family. A real one.
This is one hell of an itinerary!
... take a photo there. Sometimes the memory of a vacation is as much about the photos you didn’t get to take as it is about looking at the photos you did take.
We took the tour out of order here and instead of heading for Apollonia, we went to Bylis for another archeological site. On our way, we pass through the small town of Blish or Blash or Bilash. Wasn’t sure which way it is spelled and not really sure ...
... seems to have strawberries. At one of the crossroads, there are also men with turkeys waiting for buyers. We pass several donkey carts and sometimes the carts propelled by the single stroke engine that was so common in Korea.
We were supposed to have time to view parts of the castle but as we get to the castle the sun is setting and shadows are darkening and we are insisting on food before anything else. We drive up to the castle/citadel anyway ...
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