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Adriatic Adventure 8-11-14 Loannina to Florina (Greece)
After another great nights stay in the wonderful and friendly Hotel AAR just south of Loannina I had breakfast and headed off north.
The road on the map looked quite straight and not very scenic and so I thought I would easily make the 400km or so into Macedonia and to the town of Debar on the border to Albania.
However I had got it all wrong and the journey today through Greece was simply mountain pass ...
... some apple orchards for good measure. We took the M-5 into Bitola.
Stopped in the town for people to spend excess denars. I bought some chili chips , leaving me at the moment with 20 denars. Will bum a loan off of Daniela re the 100 denars to use a camera at the last Macedonian site in the morning.
Daniela left with a guy [brother or paramour?] and Esa drove us out of Bitola, climbing to Pelister NP, the third of the the country's national parks we ...
... the maps I needed onto his netbook.
The standard of driving dropped dramatically when we entered Albania, we had to go right through the centre of the capital city Tirana,manic! Cars coming from every direction.
Our group expanded to six today with Scottish Mike joining us.Both Shayne and Mike had minor offs due ...
... by the trip and was very happy for us to sleep in his mother's garden and Told us all about his tours on motorbike. His 5yo daughter came down bearing ice creams for us and in the morning Albert brought us a bag of delicious hot cheesy pastries and yogurt. Such kindness and he wanted nothing but to hear about what we were doing in basic English. Restores one's faith in people!
On we went, following the coast down to near a town called Bar, again ...
From Thessaloniki we travelled to Kastoria, and waited there for the other bus who goes next to the camp!
We met Francesco there, very nice Swiss guy, who we became
friends with, in rainbow family! We met a latvian guy, a slovakian, polish, israelians and many more while we were on the bus, people have already started
to play music with all kind of instruments...like wooden flutes and santur, many drums and classical instruments! it was like heaven for us:) when we ...
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Antheon & Giasemion, Kastoria | 3 star hotelfrom $86
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33 Mitropoleos Str., Kastoria | Hotelfrom $77
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Agiou Anastasiou 30, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $82
Egnatia 118, Kastoria | 4 star hotelfrom $60
Sidirochori, Kastoria | Hotelfrom $64