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... standards so this was quite high end. The street storefronts were cheap but **** quality.
Back by my hotel I found another bakery so got some baklava for 100 Lek ($1). Everyone in stores was speaking reasonable English even though I wasnt in the most touristic places. I also had to change ...
... on the windows being rather intimidating.
Checked in the terminal 5 hours early to relax and use the wifi, but still the gypsy kids managed to squeeze through the fences.
Getting through customs was a challenge, they were quite demanding where we had been and why had we come to Albania! Then searched the van and tested our tyres.
To board the ferry we were left to nearly last, which took ages, but last on are normally first off so that kept us happy.
Back to ...
... present, including soviet style realism paintings featuring smiling “aren’t we happy to be here” people! From the art galley, we took a slight detour past the Ministry of Armed Forces to see a newly constructed church with a very nice exterior and interior, featuring a massive mural of "JC" on the roof!
Back at Skanderberg Square, the National History Museum was finally open. The museum was the largest in Albania and held most of the ...
... on the balcony and take in the view over the city and the valley and were able to take photos out there.
Now, we have the option to go through the bazaar. While I love bazaars, this one was quite touristy and almost every store seemed to have the same items and same rather kitsy stuff for sale. We did find some rather warm looking knit socks and went into one store to buy some. According to what we ...
... us, being able to withstand a full tank assault. (apparently the engineer who designed them, stood inside while it was bombarded, to prove his point)
The roads are bone rattling, and shake our bus and ourselves around. We pass rural scenes that are straight out of the 1930’s. Little donkey carts drive by, gnarled old men trot along the road, and road side sellers wave strings of cherries at us. Families work in the fields with hand hoes and chickens in small ...