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... and mountains.
Some of the more impressive churches, mosques and other ruins included:
- St. Theodore's Chapel, with wall paintings by the famous post-Medieval Albanian painter, Onufri;
- Church of St. Mary of Blacherna, a 13th century chapel with 16th century wall paintings by Onufri's son, Nikollë Onufri;
- St. Nicholas Church, with it's 13th century fresco;
- The Chapel of the Holy Trinity, a 14th century church in the form of a ...
... kilomètres où nous roulons sur de petits chemins. Le propriétaire du camping est un petit grand-père polyglotte très impressionnant. Il semble avoir appris par cœur des discours de bienvenue et de présentation de son camping dans un grand nombre de langues différentes !
Le camping se trouve au bord de la mer, nous dormirons d’ailleurs sur un emplacement sur le sable. Baignade nocturne, une première pour ...
... a little dish of homemade preserved cherries - syrupy sweet and delicious, like maraschino cherries but without the artificial taste, and about a hundred times better.
Bledi had told me an interesting thing last night about Albanians - though they are incredibly warm and accommodating with tourists, they really aren't that way with each other. Apparently, there's usually a bit of a competition amongst Albanians, especially ...
... even then, their times are subject to change. The furgons are often a far more efficient method of transport, as they run more frequently, but they don't leave until full, which can sometimes take an hour or more. Further complicating matters is the fact that there really are no bus stations in Albania, only places where buses and furgons congregate.
Luckily for myself and an American lady I met in Pogradec, Nikola, we only waited for about 30 minutes ...
... something like stupid people don’t know how to kill a cow, he’s just stunned it. For some reason we are driving by really, really slowly, it seems. Think there was traffic. I saw that the man with a mallet was drawing back for another shot at the cow’s head so I looked away at that point. My daughter also looked away at the killing moment but she saw that it took the guy 3 times with the mallet to kill it ...