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15 June 2015
The drive south from Shkoder to Himare was an interesting and varied one. Shkoder was decked in election campaign flags and the traffic was a complete mixture - from horse drawn, pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles of various ages and stages of repair.
Durres, a port city, was even more chaotic and here we saw the reality of an advisory we'd been given around a camp fire. ...
We drive west from Tirana this morning to the port city of Durres on the Adriatic. It is quite modern, but right in the middle of everything are important Roman ruins, including a large amphitheatre, a Venetian tower, and parts of the old encircling wall. We have a guided tour of the archeological museum by the young curator who organized the impressive collection. It has only recently reopened after a major reconstruction.
It's hard to know where to start with Montenegro and Albania. The two neighbours aren’t the largest countries and they share many similarities but are also very different at the same time. Montenegro was first up, we arrived from Croatia via Bosnia (first time we’ve been to three countries in a day!) but unfortunately the weather wasn’t cooperating, the incredible Bay of Kotor was largely shrouded in mist, ...
... initial section to Himara was easy and early in the morning the temperature was also very pleasant. In Himara, Anita was hoping to get the chance to check her emails but of course nothing was open so early. The first difficult uphill comes before the upper part of the town. We got up slowly, knowing we would have drinks in the bar. Then we had to handle the worst steep section of the day, the one where we could hardly hold our brakes on the way here. It turned out ...
... clothes, smoke, spend their free time in pubs and take up men's jobs. Such women, called burrnėsh in Albanian are said to be very few these days when both sexes have more or less equal rights. In the old days, a woman had to put on trousers in two cases. If there was no male heir in the family as a girl could not inherit the land or when a girl broke off an engagement, which would otherwise have ...