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Tirana to Pristina

KOSOVO | Mon, 14 Sep 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [345]

Yesterday I slept until around 7:30 am, and went for a jog around town, and went back to my room at the hotel. I then had breakfast at the free buffet. And what a buffet it was! The serving tables had all types of cereal, eggs, an omelet station, ... Read more >

Tags: albania, kosovo, pristina, tirana

Tired in Tirana

ALBANIA | Sun, 13 Sep 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [326]

Yesterday I was thinking of staying in Berat for another day. In isn't that I loved Berat that much-it is a small village that while beautiful-isn't a big deal-and doesn't offer much to do other then for a few days. It sure wasn't the hostel I was staying ... Read more >

Tags: albania, tirana

Castles and Health-a 9/11 visit to a Mosque

ALBANIA | Sat, 12 Sep 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [313]

Yesterday was my only full day in Berat  In the morning, I walked up to the big castle on the hill.  It is an impressive structure, and walking up I actually met some guy  who lived there who offered to give me a tour (for tips of course).... Read more >

Tags: albania, berat

Lost in Tirana (twice)

ALBANIA | Thu, 10 Sep 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [314]

Yesterday, the first thing I did was take a bus to the cable car that goes to a mountain that overlooks the city. Actually, I took the bus to the end of the line where a shuttle bus was supposed to pick me up to bring me to the cable car.  ... Read more >

Tags: albania, tirana

Albania - Warmest Welcome Hugest Heart

ALBANIA | Mon, 10 Mar 2014 | By vixieb | Views [102]

Tirana Tirana, the capital of Albania, has no central bus station.  There are several different places scattered around the city that buses come to and go from.  If you’ve read my Montenegro entry (http://trampingthewelltroddenpath.... Read more >

Tags: albania, berat, butrint, gjirokaster, sarande, tirana

Lake Koman

ALBANIA | Tue, 9 Jul 2013 | By josephuck | Views [991]

The early start left me a little sleepy, but once I was in the off-roader minibus, being thrown around the chassis, void of a seatbelt, I was well awake. My boss, Niko, the driver, a German family of five , a German couple, and myself, headed along the ... Read more >

Tags: albania, communism, fjord, hydro-dam, koman, lake, water

A day in the life of a volunteer: Lake Shkodra Resort, Albania

UNITED KINGDOM | Sun, 23 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views [2293] | Comments [4]

Of course, it must be duly noted that each volunteering experience is different, for each person, for each project, location and timespan. In the past, I've had a double bed and a kitchen in an apartment, to then sharing a bed in a static caravan and ... Read more >

Tags: albania, cycling, help, hot, lake, volunteer, volunteering

The park on top of a castle

ALBANIA | Mon, 17 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views [993] | Comments [2]

Already time seems to be propelling forward at a rate much quicker than on the humble British Isles. Surely we all feel that; whenever we are abroad, time just slips away, faded into history, to be remembered as digital photographs and plastic souvenirs.... Read more >

Tags: albania, castle, cycling, lake, museum, plumber, tourism, watches

The last two days

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 12 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views [549]

Today being Wednesday. On Monday I was up early to cycle into Shkoder to buy a backpack, I didn't want to spent too long in the city because one of the campers, Lukas, whom I had befriended was leaving and I wanted to say bye. The cycle in was much ... Read more >

Tags: albania, bamboo, building, cafe, camping, construction, cycle, fake

Where some have tried, some have failed, but some have made it, and some have bailed.

UNITED KINGDOM | Sun, 9 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views [623]

So, I'll try not to make a habit of making a post every day, but bare with me, there are a few good stories hidden within this one!   The day started with a planned cycle to Shkoder and back, which is about 15km. I had the intention of buying ... Read more >

Tags: albania, cafe, danger, lake, market, scutari, shkoder, stallone, sun

Cycle to Mes bridge

UNITED KINGDOM | Sat, 8 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views [939]

Today I went for a massive cycle today through the small Albanian villages nearby, my bosses Niko and Faye said it was fine for me to take a bike. Verdyanna (phonetic spelling) told me it would only take an hour for me to get there and back, it took ... Read more >

Tags: albania, camping, cycle, friendly, irish, mes, mountains, ottoman, people

Journey to Albania

UNITED KINGDOM | Thu, 6 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views [591]

So, I made it to Albania unscathed! It was a long journey, but great nonetheless. Firstly I suffered two coaches, one from Northampton to London Victoria, and a second from Victoria to Gatwick. Going through Croydon was the highlight, I never ... Read more >

Tags: airplane, albania, beach, camping, flying, lake, roads

Balkan Border Issues

SERBIA | Tue, 17 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1322]

With the nightmare of inter-ethnic war behind it, the Balkans are no longer the forbidding place they once were. Most countries get along, at least nominally, and travel between them is largely hassle-free. Largely. There are still some ... Read more >

Tags: albania, croatia, europe, kosovo, macedonia, montenegro, serbia, travel-legal, travel-tips

Albania's Roads and Transport

ALBANIA | Mon, 4 Apr 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1681] | Comments [1]

Albania is often touted as “an undiscovered European destination” with a stunning landscape unspoilt by mass tourism, however getting around to enjoy this hidden gem is problematic; the transport infrastructure is shockingly bad and Albania’s drivers ... Read more >

Tags: albania, europe, roads, travel-sfatey-tips

Albania - Poor Country, Poor Health

ALBANIA | Tue, 22 Mar 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1290] | Comments [1]

A fascinating country to visit, Albania has issues relating to health that visitors should know. Basically it can be summed up like this; Albania is very poor, the government doesn’t have the money to fund large-scale public health, and many of ... Read more >

Tags: albania, europe, health, travel-health

Blood Feuds and Border Disputes - Albania

ALBANIA | Sat, 5 Mar 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1003]

Albania is an increasingly popular country to visit with very hospitable people. But one area in particular is off limits to tourist. The hospitality can evaporate pretty quickly in the North East of Albania because of political tension over Kosovo.... Read more >

Tags: albania, danger, europe, travel-safety

Scams and Rip-offs in Albania

ALBANIA | Fri, 25 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1103]

Albania is a very interesting and welcoming country with decent honest people – mostly - however there are a few common scamming methods you should be aware of to avoid being ripped off. It's a Lottery Welcome to Albania, would you ... Read more >

Tags: albania, europe, scams, travel-crime, travel-tips

Albania's Bad Reputation

ALBANIA | Sun, 30 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2802] | Comments [6]

Albania has some crime issues but these are mainly in the north of the country on the border with Kosovo. While visitors need to be aware of their surroundings at all times and be careful regarding their personal property, this is generally a country ... Read more >

Tags: albania, europe, rime, travel-crime, travel-safety


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