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We had a navigational blip and went right into the port area. It was an interesting detour. There's huge renewal scheme under way. This includes redevelopment of derelict buildings, roads and pedestrian / cycle paths. There was a "small" cruise ship, docked and I guess they're aiming at attracting the big ones.
Roadside fruit stalls met my needs. Cherries, nectarines, apricots ...
... 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 ...
... with our ocean dreaming blinkers on. I say this, as after we settled into our room, only then did we start to notice the detail of where we had picked. While there was blue ocean, there was also dark sand speckled with cigarette butts, scrap metal and manky dogs. We were under a section of extremely tall pine trees, grown in a rank swampy area which caused damp air to hover and mosquitoes to appear in our vision and inhales.
We took the opportunity to bribe the ...
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