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  • Goa Party, Albania“Are we really going through with this?” Scotty asked me with a mixed look of excitement and apprehension. “I think we have to, man. Let’s have an adventure.” I had arrived In Berat a mere 2 hours earlier, and if Posted by dpteitel in On My Stoop | Aug 13, 2011
  • Tirana, AlbaniaWhen I mention Albania to people it summons the strangest responses of any country I’ve visited this trip. “What? Why?” “Are you nervous?” “Aren’t they at war or something?” “Is that in Greece?” It became readily Posted by dpteitel in On My Stoop | Jul 28, 2011
  • Greece/Albania BorderAn awkward silence fell over the group, consisting of myself, my bus driver, and the Albanian customs guard. The burly, militant Albanian looked at the driver, then at me, then at the 20 euro bill that I was clenching Posted by dpteitel in On My Stoop | Jul 27, 2011
  • Things Fall Apart Does anyone actually live in Montenegro? Is the Balkans the best place in the world for cycle touring? How did we end up staying on a boat along side super-yachts with Jeffrey Sweetbaum, an New York born, Moscow based entreprenuer? Posted by roblewis in Mariana and Rob's honeymoon adventure | Jul 22, 2011
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  • Butrint, AlbaniaOur last day in Albania we spent exploring the ancient city of Butrint, a stone's throw from the Greek border. An Unesco World Heritage site, Butrint is an intriguing archaeological site on a small peninsula. We spent over two hours Posted by The Minion in Motorcycle Adventure Tour | Jul 3, 2011
  • Dhermi, AlbaniaNext stop: Albania! Although being warned for bad road conditions, we were pleasantly surprised when hitting the yet unfinished A1 motorway as soon as we entered Albania. Credit where credit is due: this road is an impressive piece of infrastructural Posted by The Minion in Motorcycle Adventure Tour | Jun 27, 2011
  • Durrës, Elbasani and Our Parting Impressions of Albania ==Durrës - back in time == All the tourist books advised: "Don't take the trains in Albania unless you are really a train enthusiast as they are really slow, unreliable and not very c Posted by janejoe in Our first big adventure | Apr 26, 2011
  • Tirana - Capital of Albania ==Tirana, the capital== Tirana, the capital of Albania, which was probably the most isolated city in Europe throughout most of the second half of the 20th century. To start our visit Posted by janejoe in Our first big adventure | Apr 26, 2011
  • Antigo!... and Coast of Albania to Berat ==Antigo== Joe is originally from Antigo, Wisconsin. Now, you ask, where did a small town in Northern Wisconsin get its name? Amazingly, we have found the answer in a very secluded Posted by janejoe in Our first big adventure | Apr 25, 2011
  • Butrint, Saranda and Gjirokastor==ALBANIA!== It's back to the future !!! Welcome to Albania, the country that isolated itself from 1945 to about 1991 from all the European capitalism and non-communistic ideas that Posted by janejoe in Our first big adventure | Apr 23, 2011
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  • To Istanbul Grand Prix via Albania and Kosovo 2005Best Hotels on the way (didn't stay overnight): The Regent Esplanade, Zagreb, Croatia ***** Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik, Croatia ***** Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro (not ready) Sheraton Tirana, Albania **** Hotel Ora, Pristina, Kosovo ***/* - Posted by LuxuryRogue in Gentleman Adventurer | Sep 20, 2010
  • Through Albania to Lake Ohrid, Macedonia Thursday 10th June Woke up early to the sound of building works, so we left the campsite by 8.30am and headed for the Albanian border at the town of Muriquan. The road there was a small windy country road and Posted by marklorna in Mark and Lorna's European Adventure | Jul 8, 2010
  • ALBANIA, YOU SAY?With the team finishing their first tour of Rome, further play is scheduled in mid July, the boys ventured to Bari, a port city very similar to Frankston in the fact it's the last place you would want to be Posted by Jippo in Two Blokes, Backpacks & Global Mayhem | Jun 22, 2009
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  • Day 40 detailWell, we could easily write a book about our two days in Albania, but we'll try and keep today's write-up as succinct as possible to avoid a daunting block of words. There's nothing like throwing you in at the deep end Posted by EdAndJames in Coastin' Around | Mar 14, 2009
  • 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

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