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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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The Albanian coastline from Ksamil to Livadhi, Albania

03 Feb
Borsh Beach - sunbeds just perfect for my siesta

Two days spent on the Ksamil Peninsula The first day in Ksamil Short description. In the morning, I stayed in the campground and by noon, I went to the Butrint Archaeological Site. In the afternoon, I sunbathed and swam at one of the beaches near the Three Islands of Ksamil. Long description Although I still […]

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From the old town of Gjirokastra to the Ksamil Peninsula, Albania

17 Jan
Gjirokastra - the greenery courtyard with vines of the Mele Guesthouse

The first day in Gjirokastra Short Description. In Gjirokastra, I went to the Old Fortress and then wandered through the traditional Dunavat, Manalat, and Cfake neighborhoods. From there, I crossed a valley and came back to the fortress. Then, I walked down to the ring road of the old town through the Old Bazaar. In […]

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Crossing the mountains from Korce to Gjirokastra, Albania

03 Jan
Korce - whitewashed houses in the old part of the town

Korce. In the morning, I left Radozhda Campground (located on the shores of the Ohrid Lake). I put gas and drove to Kjafasan Pass, where the Macedonian – Albanian border lies. While I was staying in line to cross the border, I noticed two other Romanian cars stopped behind mine. Many other cars tried to […]

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Dana Tower Hotel, Dana Village, Jordan

17 Nov
Dana Tower Hotel - with Nabil Nawafleh on the terrace of the hotel

Dana Tower Hotel – Dana Reserve and Village Dana Tower Hotel. Situated on the very edge of the Great Rift Valley, Dana is considered Jordan’s largest nature reserve. Dana is on the major migratory routes between Asia, Europe, and Africa. Thus, it is the quintessence of flora and fauna species from all the three major […]

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