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Pristina to Durres

A travel blog entry by greghahn


... the truth in 2000. Actually, Sotmir and his sister Marcita were baptised first and his parents and sister Arketa in 2001. A great effort as the two girls are pioneering up in Pristina. They make me feel welcome and tell me not to be shy about eating. I will try. They dont speak any english so Sotmir works hard as translator.

I get directions and head down to the older part of Durres and the sea. Like all of Albania, planning is a ...

Enter the 'Eee PC (Air)'

A travel blog entry by eastin80


... we had a lovely chat with a man who had been to Sydney. On the way home we stopped for coffee (I'm officially an addict now) and I found an inappropriately named chocolate bar called 'Black Man - White' and a lolly cigarette. Both items pictured here.

Terrible sight for a vegetarian: Look at the photo below. The sign "Mish Fresket" means "Fresh Meat". Look carefully in the bottom left hand corner. At least it's ...

Turning Back The Clock Albanian Style.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... have no wine of any description to sell us, the meal was a bonus as it was included.

We are in Durres in Albania and our travel has taken us from the Island of Corfu in Greece by ferry then by bus over the border and into Albania. The difference to Greece is immediately visible. Firstly there are concrete bunkers everywhere. Small domes, looking like mushrooms, dot the landscape. They are made of concrete and iron and are virtually impossible to destroy, our guide ...

Episode 22

A travel blog entry by overlandlyn2010


... Alexander the great. Thus the name Skanderbeg: After the Turks were defeated at Nis he jumped ship, dumped Islam and converted to Roman Catholic. He got the Albanian warlords to join forces and led them to repulse the Turks at many battles as the Turks tried to take over the country. Of 25 battles he fought he only lost 2. Then in 1468 at the age of 63 he died of a fever, probably malaria. After this Albanian resistance crumbled and the Turks took over: ...

Nothing to Balk(an) At!

A travel blog entry by ware_daniel


... 3: the Royal Tombs at Vergina

We got up relatively early the following morning to make our way back to Elbasan, Albania. Along the way, we decided to stop off at the little town of Vergina, which is remarkable little known but the sight of something truly magnificent. Discovered in the late 70s, under a large mound of earth that was known to be a tomb, was the long lost tomb of Phillip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great. Talk about wow! ...


This hotel, located in Durres, is near Kruja Castle and Skanderbeg Museum.
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