The Central Palace
Travel Blogs from Ohrid
... of constructing them was a drain on Albania's resources, diverting them away from more pressing needs, such as dealing with the country's housing shortage and poor roads.The bunkers were abandoned following the collapse of communism in 1990. Most are now derelict, though some have been reused for a variety of purposes including ...
... of the fastest border crossings I have ever experienced. We were in and out and back on the road in no time. I got back to Tbilisi and navigated my way to the hostel, by walking 2km, hopping on a subway, walking another while and making it successfully to the hostel called Tbilisi Rooms. I pressed the button on the door and waited for the elevator to come down to pick me up. A girl named Nino picked me up and we headed upstairs on the old clanky elevator. I got a nice large ...
... with some amazing dresses. Not sure why there were so many of these shops - maybe people get married many times.
Stayed in an apartment that belonged to a taxi driver that approached us at the bus station when we arrived. Was OK and easy as it was in the centre so we didn't waste any time looking for accomodation which gave us the whole afternoon and evening to explore.
On my way to Macedonia's crown jewel, Lake Ohrid, I decided to make a little pit stop in Bitola for a look at the country's second-largest (though still pretty small) city. Well, our bus itself took a long pit stop on the way there - there was an accident in front of us on a small road, with not enough room to u-turn.
At least we were stuck in some pleasant scenery. Being the only non-Macedonian on the bus was a little bit strange at ...
... down and came to the conclusion that we should just go for it -- an abridged Albania would surely be better than no Albania, right? With that thought in mind, we went back to our room to pack up and make sure we were ready to roll the next morning. We knew it would have to be an early day if we were going to get all the way to Gjirokastra, so we curled up and called lights out at midnight, drifting to sleep with visions of Albania dancing through our heads.
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed