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... the coast, finding a nice place along the waters edge in Sarande. The roads were the worst we had seen in a while with lots of chunks missing, debris all over the place and rubbish everywhere. But the people were very friendly and very helpful, filling up skippy with blue diesel which was alot cheaper then normal but smells funny! Hopefully it will be ...
... valley and mountains opposite. There are plenty of weapons and old apparently American spy plane which came down in Albania during the communist regime. I spend an hour or so wandering around. There is an old tank that catches my attention or maybe it is a current army model. After the castle, I head to a couple of old original Ottoman houses. The Ethnographic museum is excellent.
I enjoy the old town here, it ...
... kms and let me take pictures etc and has given me about 3 hours of his time. Sounds OK to me and he is eager to please.
So we head off. We are heading on the road to Gjirokaster into the mountains. We pass a town called Vrion which has a shanty town set up. Very sad to see people and families living like that. We head past towns called Mesopotam and Bistrice and then everything thins out and we are in forest. About 5 kms past Bistrice ...
Sarande, 22 degrees, sunny
It is a great morning as I go for a 30 minute walk along the beachfront. Very interesting as always. Find an area where furgons leave to Gjirokaster which will be useful on Tuesday when I head over there.
After a nice breakfast I head to the main road to check on the bus for Butrint. It is Albania so while there is supposed to be a bus every hour, schedules are not kept. A young smiley bloke stops and ...
... nice. The hotel is like a greek style and is $30 per night.
It is already about 1.00 by the time I head out for a walk around Sarande. It is enjoyable. The sea is all greek islands, the hills behind the town remind me of Dubrovnik but the planning is all Albanian. That is, there is no planning in the newer part of town. The information booth on the shore is well stocked though and the lady very helpful. It is ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking