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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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Travel Blogs from Berat
... We returned to the hostel to eat and prepared to move on the following day. We woke up early (although not so early that we missed the free breakfast) and set off for the bus terminal. On arrival, we were greeted by bus drivers screaming at us "Vlorë", "Durres", "Fier","Tirana" as if we hadn't already made up our mind where we were going. We jumped on the bus to Tirana, little did we know that was the beginning of our day in the slow cooker. 3 hours later we got off the bus ...
... of a hole in the ground style toilet - delightful! (At least it's not a lunchbox though ;) )
On the evening of the same day we ventured out to look around the Berat National Ethnographic Museum which was an old fashioned house and filled with everyday objects from Berat's history. It also displayed the original tools used in making things such as Raki and olive oil. This was interesting and definitely worth doing as it offered some insight into how ...
... good English and is built low to the ground like another Tony I know. He used to work for the government and UN and worked six months in Afghanistan. He tells me that about 100 people actually live in houses within the castle and it is 10 hectares in area. He takes me to all the points of interest, including unlocking some of the buildings so I can go in. Great views. Well worth the money I give him. I ask to take his picture, he is not keen but I get a shot.
I bid ...
... I don't care whether it is considered common in Albania or not, I have zero tolerance of drunk drivers! Grrr! We returned home safely, thankfully. We then made a quick visit to the castle, had dinner, had a second dinner, people watched* and went to bed. *Apparently in Albania the thing to do is to dress up and strut your stuff up and down the Main Street of the city. It is the traditional way of sussing out your options and meeting a prospective husband or ...
... to Berat. Finally a large bus came by, with the driver doing his best to ask us where we were headed, with his non-existent English and our non-existent Albanian. Luckily for us, a passenger hopped off and told us that the bus was headed for Kucove, a short 5-10 minute ride from Berat.
We hesitated at first, not wanting to be headed on a slow bus to nowhere, only to be stuck waiting another hour in the sun in Kucove for the Berat bus. But Bledi assured us ...