Into the Balkans I go
Trip Start Mar 01, 2010
62Trip End Aug 23, 2010
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I think Tirana is a city that you really need to spend some time in and get to know. Unfortunately I didn't have the time or energy to do that. I had two really good meals for $10 and $12, including wine of course. The buildings were brightly colored, sometimes with stripes and spots. My childish eyes loved it. However, every time I crossed the street, I risked my life. Like really risked my life. There is no organization there in that regard. red lights don't matter, let alone the pedestrian lights
They city has 1-2 million people, but I was able to walk the key parts in an afternoon. I didn't do any museums because when you don't know two words of a language, it can be really overwhelming.
My first hostel stay was successful. There were 5 beds in my room, but I only had one roommate -an Italian dude that I only saw for 5 minutes. I talked to him for a second before I went for dinner, and when I got back he was asleep. When I came back from the bathroom in the morning after my morning routine, he was gone. I didn't see too many other people there either. There wasn't a common room so if i was going to be there longer, it would have been annoying. However, since I was just there for a flash visit, it didn't matter much.
Tomorrow I walk across the border into Macedonia.