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  • Day 39The plan was to reach Tiranë in Albania today which involved crossing a few borders. A lot of people we have spoken to have expressed concern/caution regarding Albania and advised against traveling in the dark. My guidebook said otherwise, but Posted by EdAndJames in Coastin' Around | Mar 13, 2009
  • AlbaniaUntil we reached Albania, with the exception of the Blagoevgrad stuff-up, we’d been fairly spoilt with the types of transport we’d been taking. The buses had been comfortable and the trains quite civilised with their old but private compartments. So Posted by TDL in The Departure Lounge | Feb 20, 2009
  • More adventures in Shqipëria So far, the general direction of my tour was quite easy to work out... down along the coast through Croatia and Montenegro, with a few side trips inland and over islands, but not many o Posted by luzian in Exploring Planet Earth | Dec 12, 2008
  • From Montenegro to Tirana (Albania) My plan was to continue from Cetinje down towards Lake Skadar (Skadarsko Jezero in Montenegrin, Liqeni i Shkodrës in Albanian), passing through some river landscape and along the wester Posted by luzian in Exploring Planet Earth | Dec 8, 2008
  • Day – 22I took an early bus to Shkodra and this time I went to see a nice little hotel behind the Rozafa hotel, named Kaduku. The price was the same but the room much better and on ground flour rather then Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Day – 21In 5 days I had to be back in Cilipi, and going there might take a few days, so I started my way back. The 8 O'clock bus left after 8:30 but the son was out and I could enjoy the Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Days -19-20I had to catch an early bus to Korça. There was just a drip outside and now I had my raincoat, so the ten minutes walk to the bus stop in the clear air wasn't bad. I had a good Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Day -18The next day I went to Gjrokatra where I had real good luck. A guy approached me and offered me a "hotel" room in his house. It wasn't a very good one but I took it anyway. Soon I went up to the Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Days -16-17The early bus was too early for me, so I took the 11 O'clock bus. The road from Vlora to Saranda is the second best scenic road I traveled in Shqiperia. It climes up the mountains south, giving at first a full Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Day - 15Again I got up too late and missed the bus to Saranda. But there was a midday bus to Vlora, so I took it. Vlora is a costal city, the second largest port of Shqiperia. It is the closest port to Italy and Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Day -14I took a taxi together with to English girls and an Australian one to the bus station, and than the bus to Berati. The girls went to a mid range hotel and I looked for a cheaper one when an elder Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Days -12-13I started the day too late again. If I started earlier I could go to the turn to Kruja, see the town and the famous castle that was once Skanderbeg's residence, and then go to Tirana. The road from Peshkopia to Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Day -11On this Sunday morning I was surprised to find out that people are not going to Peshkopia that day so there is no minibus. Again, bad luck became good as a guy with a private Mercedes offered me a lift for Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Day -10I didn't get up early enough to catch the morning bus to Kukës so I took the bus to Prizren. I was a bit weak after last day so I decided to skip town and go to Kukës soon. Taxi drivers near Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Day 7Following the recommendation I went with the family. most of them went home, but the driver and one other showed me Bajram Curri and Tropoja, then took me to Gjakova. The road to Tropoja and to the border is a fabules Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Days 5-6The ferry trip through the amazing Koman lake in Valbona river gorge, was outstanding and the road from Shkodra to Koman and from Fierza to Valbon are some of the best scenic roads in a country where most roads are Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Days 5-6The ferry trip through the amazing Koman lake in Valbona river gorge, was outstanding and the road from Shkodra to Koman and from Fierza to Valbon are some of the best scenic roads in a country where most roads are Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Days - 3-4The north most ridge of Shqiperia is part of the Dinaric Alps that go further south east along Kosova's border. There are two valleys that cut these mountains. Thethi in the west on the head of Shala river and Valbon Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Day 2Next morning I took the 6 O'clock bus to Shkoder, got a cheap room at Rozafa hotel in the center and started touring the city. It has a modern facade, but back streets like Arab markets & a lot of building Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Trip started and ended at Cilipi airport(Dubrovnik airport).I visited Shqiperia (Albania, in Turkish Arnavutlu), Crna Gora, (Montenegro) Kosova and Croatia. It was a very good time for a trip there. It is out of peak season so there are less tourists in most places, the weather is cooler Posted by sapan in My trip to the west Balkan countries2008 | Oct 12, 2008
  • Kruja & DurrësAlbaniassa on asukkaita nelisen miljoonaa. Reilu miljoona asuu maan pääkaupungissa Tiranassa. Albaniassa puhutaan albaniaa ja suurin osa asukkaista on muslimeja. Maa avautui muulle maailmalle ja luopui kommunismista 1990-luvulla. Rankka historia näkyy Posted by vilmalotta in Levoton sielu | Jul 4, 2008
  • AlbaniaLainaten erasta "suurta ajattelijaa", taalla ei ole "ollenkaan mikaan paikka jaassa" (terveisia Simolle ;)). Eli Albanissa on talla hetkella ihan vahan lammin. :) Lamminta on ollut reippaasti; nyt kuuden jalkeen illalla enaa vain kolmekymmenta. Albani Posted by vilmalotta in Levoton sielu | Jul 1, 2008
  • AlbaniaThis is my fourth time in Albania..... the first 2 times I came on mission trips, one to decorate the homes of the long term workers, and the other to run childrens holiday camps. The last was a day trip Posted by dancin_gal in Short trips | Feb 4, 2008
  • some picsi cant remember when i stopped giving out pic links so here are the last 3 countries: Albania - http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=14014&l=86e72&id=514972396 Macedonia - http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=14019&l=1f543&id=514972396 Bulgar Posted by coldposts in Trip round Europe Summer 2007 | Sep 21, 2007
  • AlbaniaWelcome to Albania....that will be 10 euros please!! Yes thats right you have to pay for the honour of entering albania! My first stop was the main city in the north called Shkoder which i only really wanted too see because Posted by coldposts in Trip round Europe Summer 2007 | Sep 15, 2007

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