Travel Blogs from Vlore
... cows, horses, donkeys, chickens, turkeys, and wild dogs crossing the road at various times throughout the drive. And that's without the already difficult task of watching the road ahead, as many times we found the road washed away, fallen apart, or evidence of a recent avalanche on top of it! It's quite impressive for a country which still uses ...
... 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 ...
... as possible and we later found out that he was really active: apart from running his own little "hotel", he also acted as a restaurant owner and a fisherman.
We spent a total of 7 nights in Qeparo, basically doing nothing but lazing and playing on the beach and cooking our lunches and dinners. The village had changed a bit since our last stay. This was partly due to the fact that in 2009 we arrived in mid-June when there were hardly any tourists around ...
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