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... huge pine trees that had been shaped by the swirling winds, over the centuries.
Over the crest the view changed completely to a much drier landscape and stunning white (pebble) beaches.
This is the northern end of the Albanian Riviera. The road surface on this side was much better. The descent was really steep but the road was wider. Well, except when it went through a village. ...
... 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 ...
... next day it gave way to blue skies and we were able to see what the Lonely Planet describes as the only fjord in the Mediterranean (not technically accurate, but you get the idea).
Kotor in general was a pretty old touristy town with many cute narrow streets to wander. There is a well preserved fortress at the top of one of the mountains close to the town that people can climb, it’s 280m up and many ...
... when to Albanians from Kosovo offered me a lift to the beach in their taxi, saving me a 30 minute walk! I arrived at the campsite, which mainly had Albanian guests, and was shown to my tent! I had seen the flyer for the place in the hostel back in Sarande, and breakfast and dinner were included at a total cost of just 1000lek (£5.60). I soon headed out to the beach and had a swim and a beer! As the sun was setting I took a stroll from one end of the beach to the other ...
It was still dark when I mounted the bags on the bikes. After a quick breakfast we descended the 77 steps leading to the beach. It was a bit tricky with the fully laden bikes but, luckily, I didn't fall. It was only around 6 so there was nobody walking or swimming but we managed to wake a man who was sleeping on a deckchair. We said a quick goodbye to the village, the cows and the huge pig that were already looking for food in the garbage and we were on our way back ...
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