Travel Blogs from Vlore
... a mode of transport, there's so many Mercedes Benz driving around not sure on their legality though. Apparently there's alot of corruption within the government, with billions made in growing marijuana up in the mountains. Found a seaside town Orikam where we had a traditional meal for dinner and had permission to stay in the car park for free overnight. ...
... the saying 'Every man for himself’ and it was confronting.
A visual we had been waiting for was the ocean of Durres, and assuming it would be like the Montenegro bays, eagerly decided to stop while we were still in the ‘game’. Durres was filled with doof music bellowing from eateries and tacky tourist shops, so we moved toward the outskirts, optimistic of some low key relaxing. We revved along a litter filled dirt road, picking a strip of ...
... scenic. We came over the Llogaraji Pass and the views from the top of the pass were spectacular. Only about 1000 meters altitude but still amazing. The windy road was too.
Himare is just a small town on the Albanian Riviera. Nothing special in the town but there are nice beaches all around ( apart from the fact they are stoney beaches). The weather is pretty good too - 35-40 degrees so I have had a few chill ...
... s only a kilometre so we got to the pass fairly easily. We stopped briefly at the place where all those university students had died a few months before. We could also see another example of how badly Albania handles the problem of waste. In this idyllic valley there was a large iron gate in a bend and behind it tons of garbage, covering a large area. Apparently, the nearby towns use this place as a dumping area, not thinking of the obvious consequences. But maybe ...
... Qeparo will just be a nice memory in a few years' time.
We also changed our original plan in Qeparo. We were to go down to Saranda and then turn east and cycle all the way to Kosovo via Macedonia. But we realised it was just too hot most of the day here to cycle such a long distance so we decided to turn back and go to Vlore across the same pass again.
Although Anita and Aron enjoyed doing nothing on the beach, I soon started to feel ...
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