Category Archives: Albania

Random Albania

There is an Albanian saying that the summer rain is like a donkey’s run – very short. More to come…I have to pack! **OK, here’s the more to come.** Garlic is hung in many restaurants along the door for good … Continue reading

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A Common Sight from the Balcony

Here is a fairly common sight every afternoon/evening from just outside the apartment building that houses the hostel.  And that is…a cow going through the trash.  Sometimes there are cats and dogs going through the trash; I have seen a … Continue reading

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Well, it’s happened

So  I have come to the conclusion that working in a hostel is not ideal as a travel plan unto itself.  It isn’t a bad plan for a place that you really want to be able to explore in-depth (somewhere … Continue reading

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Well done Albania

So my saga before I left for the summer involved my memory card. I figured that I should have one a bit bigger than 128mb. I hadn’t needed one before, because I was always close to my computer to upload … Continue reading

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The beach at Tsamil

Walking through Tsamil was a bit weird, because there are so many houses that have been destroyed. But once you get down to the beach, it’s really nice.  The island not far away is one you could swim to, but … Continue reading

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Albania = Shqipërisë

In Albania, the country is called  Shqipërisë in Albanian.  How that’s pronounced, I have no idea. “Po” means “yes” and “yo” means “no”. Yesterday, I went to Gjirokaster. It was where the former dictator, Enver Hoxha, was born.  It’s also … Continue reading

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Here’s where you shouldn’t get sardines

So the fish looked good and the fish soup was…OK…but I’m pretty sure the sardines caused, well, let’s just say badness. Glad I only had one!

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Butrint, Tsamil and Saranda

The hostels here, there are two in town, are apartments with the rooms filled with beds.  There are two sets of bunk beds in three bedrooms, and there are three bunks on each set. I’m on the very top, which … Continue reading

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Saranda, Albania

Arrived in Saranda via ferry this morning. Haven’t found the hostel yet, though haven’t actively started looking for it yet. It’s pretty warm – 80s or 90s and my bag seems to be getting heavier. The town seems pretty quiet; … Continue reading

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