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... to walk. It was very hot but we finally made it to the top. The little town was very quiet and there were a couple of restaurants but no shops. We had a look around and visited the church. Then we had to walk back down again.
There are a lot of old bunkers in Albania. Over 600,000 were built and there are still a lot left. Apparently they were built to withstand a tank ...
... unsigned. Just keep walking alongside the river was all the directions we were given, you may have to cross it occasionally. It took longer than we expected and the weather was boiling but boy was it worth it. We pretty much stripped off and started wading our way towards the waterfall but were stopped in our tracks by how absolutely freezing the water was! It was so cold that it hurt to just stand in and we were all scrambling to get back onto the rocks. Eventually we ...
Spent the morning in Sarande before heading north along a coastal road.Just like so many of the Eastern Europe countries the rubbish is so atroshes it becomes a regular viewing. Even along the beautiful coastline the rubbish is never far from sight. Ben did a fantastic job driving, it's more a mission here than a pleasure. We were confronted with ...
... took seven bus changes and a whole day of travelling (from 9am to 8pm) to reach our final destination. Our longest stop was actually at the border customs between Montenegro and Kotor, not waiting between connecting buses. The bus system in Albania is crazy. They don't really have buses, rather a complex network of mini-vans with signs on the windscreen indicating the direction of travel. The idea behind them is that you stand on the side of the road until one of them drives past, ...
... and mountains.
Some of the more impressive churches, mosques and other ruins included:
- St. Theodore's Chapel, with wall paintings by the famous post-Medieval Albanian painter, Onufri;
- Church of St. Mary of Blacherna, a 13th century chapel with 16th century wall paintings by Onufri's son, Nikollė Onufri;
- St. Nicholas Church, with it's 13th century fresco;
- The Chapel of the Holy Trinity, a 14th century church in the form of a ...
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