Monthly Archives: September 2015

cheap at half the price

On friday evening in sarande we played hunt the stamps. I had written a few postcards and needed stamps. Postboxes i had located. A lot of helpful people sent me to different shops but no stamps. We had decided to … Continue reading

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butrint and the border

Well, the author of my guide book may dislike serande but as seaside towns go it is certainly not the ugliest i’ve visited. Watching the sun light up the buildings across the bay was lovely yesterday morning and seeing a … Continue reading

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hotel what?

Our journey from berat to serande was alive with livestock! Before leaving berat i wanted to go up to the kale, castle. A very large walled edifice and full of houses. We took the ‘better’ road up (it is all … Continue reading

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beautiful berat

Berat is famous for its white stone houses and their windows, ‘the city of a thousand windows’. The area is known as the mangalem which was where we were based. A smaller area across the river is called gorica. Mangalem … Continue reading

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open wide! 16th september

The antigone restaurant became our restaurant of choice over the time we were in berat. It was up umpteen steps0 but had several terraces overlooking the river and mangalem. One particular waiter got to know us and we learned a … Continue reading

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dur…..durres 16th september

I was incredibly tired yesterday due to not sleeping much at all. I think the prospect of going out on the albanian roads again was playing on my mind. Suffice to say i was not at my sunniest and when … Continue reading

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traipsing around tirana part two

Our sightseeing days are developing a pattern due to the unexpected high temperatures, 31 – 34. We amble about in the morning, stop for coffee, amble some more and then look for somewhere inviting for lunch. The afternoon starts with … Continue reading

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