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... us off in the middle of town. We were just not about 18km away from the border, but there were no buses that went to the border. Our only options were to take an expensive taxi to the border or to hitchhike. We decided to walk for a bit and see if anyone would pick us up. After trying to flag a few cars down, a taxi pulled up and gave us a decent price so we decided to hop in. His name was Victor and he was very friendly. We enjoyed his taxi ride to the border. He took us out of ...
... thousand. These days they are popular place in which to lose one's virginity.
A horrible evening in a horrible bathroom: After a lovely dinner with a couple of lovely of English girls we met and travelled with from Gjirokastra to Tushemisht (and beyond) came the not so lovely, but reasonably familiar feeling of food poisoning. 24 hours of utter blurgh ensued... The culprit, a very delicious and highly vomit inducing mozzarella and tomato salad :(
... great hotel and restaurant complex has been built looming over the little church. Next to the surrounding farms and the traffic of donkeys I found the place to be rather a contrast as we watched peacocks roaming about the rose gardens.
The border point itself was only about a 10 minute walk away, this time we actually got an exit stamp although judging by the clarity of it, there must be a money saving initiative on ink at the moment.
... leave at 5am to get back to work...thankfully I got one...albeit with a lunatic driver while it was raining!
Lovely scenery between Tirana and Pogradec...reminded me alot of South Tirol, where I used to live in Merano, Italy.
"The Pogradec district has been inhabited since the period of the late neolith (6000-2000 BC). Near Buqeza, 20km north of Pogradec, there are prehistoric palaphites built over the surface of the water (??!). The residents of ...
... apart and it was such a surreal experience, I've yet to walk across a border in Europe (In S.E.Asia, it's almost the norm) so I'm sure by the time I reached the Macedonian check-point I had a dopey grin on my face, the view at the check-point was stunning as it's located on a road that hugs the lake, so you walk beside pristine blue waters, the Macedonian towns are on the distant horizon and a small church Sveti ...