Tirana International Hotel & Conference Centre
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... plenty of smiles. I don't take many pictures because I feel a bit conscious of pulling out an expensive camera when the people don't have much. But I suppose it is obvious I am there so I will take more up in Pristina.
I have lunch at a joint called Kolonat which proclaims itself as Mediterranean fast food (McDonalds rip off). Nice and fresh. It is about 1.30 by this stage so I head back to the hotel for a drink in their courtyard and to sit for a while and use ...
... br> Ha ha, what a random choice of destination this turned out to be?! Everything I read said it was a really busy seaside resort however when we got there is was deserted! We got off the bus and asked in the town for directions to the beach and ended up walking about 5km with our backpacks. We passed loads of restaurants and apartments but everywhere was closed, the place was a complete ghost town! We finally got to the actual beach and asked ...
... passengers and after half an hour he said he only meant to take the bikes for that money… We got off and I thanked him for wasting our time and shortly we were on our way to the big buses. Within five minutes we were on our way to Tiranė.
Four hours later we got off in the capital and looked for our previous hotel. This time we got a larger room for less and we ended the day at the pleasant little restaurant ...
... to Sarande. So we decided it was best to find accommodations, unload our backpacks and then continue our pursuit for transportation out of town. We could only find one hotel priced at 100.00 euros with no breakfast - geez we'd been paying average 25 euros/night right from Slovenia to Montenegro!
Our first site of Tirana as we got out of the mini-bus was intimidating but as we walked around to find ...
... other than coke zero for diet drinks. As Klodi puts it later, “we don’t need it”. As their tourism industry builds up, they will find they do need it for business!
Back to the hotel with money. We stop for a triangle shaped “pie” with spinach in the middle. Kind of like a puff pastry. It was good. There were several tiny storefronts selling food of this kind. Got an ice cream ...