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... the mosque was the medieval Turkish quarter consisting of the Kings Mosque, Han (inn), and Tekke (religious order). The lady said we had to buy a ticket but we didnt see anywhere to buy one.
The Tekke had interesting detailed painted artwork for interior decoration as we peered in from ...
... to the ancient city of Apollonia, which was a major port city in antiquity with a harbor large enough for 100 ships. An earthquake in the 3rd century AD changed the path of a river, which caused the harbor to silt up become inaccessible. We enjoy lunch on a hill overlooking the site and then scramble around the ruins and the museum.
Our final destination today is Vlora, the city that flourished when Apollonia declined in ...
... where we grabbed a souvlaki, boy how I'd missed them! And to think I left it until my last night in Albania to have another one... Sophie helpfully threw in she wouldn't mind if I wanted to sit at a bar and watch the football, a full 3 minutes from the end of the match! The next morning we planned to catch the bus to Montenegro. We were both hoping, praying that we got on something that looked like a bus, that went the speed a bus should, and one that would only melt an ice cube, not boil ...
... Coloseum that was used until about 500AD then part was converted to a church, then was lost until recent excavation has uncovered it. We had some cloudbursts that cut short our walk, but we managed to see the highlights. In Tirana the rain prevented walking so we saw the sites from the bus. The main thing we saw was all the tall buildings that were prohibited before 1990 due to a 5 story limit imposed by the ...
... 7 months.. More than half of all the Albanian did this!
- When the Turks ruled in Albania they tried to coerce the Albanians to covert to Islam by allowing no taxes or required army service for those who converted!
-Ilir's uncle was imprisoned for 8 years just for naming his two children after his favorite Italian opera singers! The people could not listen to foreign radio stations or watch tv!
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