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10 Days in Kosovo – Prizren and around

17 Apr
Prizren's Fortress - the view of the town (left side is the Sinan Pasha Mosque)

How I decided to go to Prizren? Actually, I intended to go back to Tirana to check my car in a Dacia service because some red lights blinked on my car’s dashboard. The car’s manual only said „urgently go to a service” – something I had procrastinated to do for the past ten days. As […]

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Hiking the Albanian Alps – Valbona Theth, Albania

03 Apr
Trek Valbona Theth: on the way to Valbona Pass (Qafa e Valbonës)

The first day of the trek Valbona Theth Short description. I took a local shuttle (furgon) from Shkodër to the onboarding place on the Komani ferryboat. For four hours, we traveled by ferry on the Komani Lake until Fierza. Then, we took a car to Valbona, where we stayed overnight before the Valbona Theth hike. […]

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From Berat to Shkodër, passing Durrës and Tirana, Albania

17 Mar
Mesi Bridge, near Shkoder

The road toward Tirana via Durrës Short Description. I came back to the Adriatic Sea via Durrës, where I visited the ancient fortifications and the Roman amphitheater, then the insalubrious seafront. In the evening, I arrived at Alaattin’s house in Tirana. Long Description I drove from the campground near Berat to the Adriatic Sea, to […]

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From Vlorë to the Ottoman town of Berat, Albania

03 Mar
Berat Castle - traditional Ottoman house

From Vlorë to Berat Short description. I left from Vlore, crossed the town of Fier, and reached the archaeological site of Apollonia. I returned to Fier and chose the best road toward Berat, where I stayed for several days. Long Description At the Adriatic Sea, a wild wind blew at Cekodhima Camping, but it was warm […]

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The Albanian coast Livadhi – Vlorë, passing Dhermi, Albania

17 Feb
Palase Beach - concrete bunkers built by the former communist dictator, Enver Hoxha

The first day going to Dhermi Short description. I drove down to Jal Beach and took a swim there, then stopped and walked around Vuno village. I walked to Gjipe Beach, and on my way back, I passed Dhermi village. At Palasë Beach, I tried to camp but eventually, I found a campground at Drymades Beach. […]

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