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 The only remaining minaret of Gjirokastër (out of 14) which was not destroyed during the culture revolution.  Nobody else can describe this beautiful city with this special morbid charme better than the famous Albanian writer Ismail Kadare who was born here:  "... and for sure this was the only place in the world where somebody […]

Gjirokastër

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  The only remaining minaret of Gjirokastër (out of 14) which was not destroyed during the culture revolution.   Nobody else can describe this beautiful city with this special morbid charme better than the famous Albanian writer Ismail Kadare who…
  The previous night we had spent next to an ancient bridge ... only the next morning a passer-by informed us that this site is "famous" for dangerous falling rocks from the nearby cliff. Well, we survived!     We set off after a brief brekkie ... the tourist information in the next village is nor real help for our […]

Just an ordinary day on the road

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    The previous night we had spent next to an ancient bridge … only the next morning a passer-by informed us that this site is “famous” for dangerous falling rocks from the nearby cliff. Well, we survived!    …
 Albania ... another country with a highscore on our list of the best travel destinations!  One knows exactly that it just happened, but you simply can't plan it beforehand: suddenly, the holidays are over and traveling begins. Suddenly, we are the only vehicle with a foreign license plate. The road conditions don't resemble central European […]

Holidays are over!

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  Albania … another country with a highscore on our list of the best travel destinations!   One knows exactly that it just happened, but you simply can’t plan it beforehand: suddenly, the holidays are over and traveling begins. Suddenly,…
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Adventure Annoyances 2 – Bad Drivers

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Following on in our ‘Adventure Annoyances’ series we look now from the surface of the roads to those driving on them, specifically the Bad drivers. Every country has atrocious drivers; only some have more than others, the worst offenders we…

Back in Europe – Greece & Albania

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As you’ve seen from our border crossing / shipping post, we made it to Europe and Greece. And even if Israel in some ways felt quite European, arriving in Greece definitely took the edge of the adventure level. We quickly…
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Verder Albanië in

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Fietstocht bij Shkodra We lenen fietsen van de camping om door het platteland naar een historische brug in de buurt te rijden. Na het einde van het communisme werd de grond verdeeld: een gezin op het platteland kreeg 2,1 ha,…
At the height of our power we were many.

Disorders on Borders Part 2

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Two things stood out from our brief visit to Albania, the cars on the road and their drivers. I read somewhere that in Albania 80% of cars are Mercedes. Although this seems ridiculous, our experience told us it couldn’t be…
Land Rover next to Albania - Greece border river

Albania

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Before I start this post let me apologise to my regular readers that it has been so long since the last update, but Dee thought it might be a good idea to rest a plate of watery pasta on the…

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