A Picnic in Apollonia

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A Picnic in Apollonia

The buildings along the highway from Tirana to Fier are very evident due to their colourful and ultra-modern facades, but for some reason, they all seem to be half-finished. We couldn’t make out whether construction was still ongoing or whether they had been abandoned before completion. The road from the centre of Fier to Apollonia was more of […]

Berat, Pogradec and Shkoder

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Berat, Pogradec and Shkoder

During our roadtrip in Albania, three of the town we visited where Berat, Pogradec and Shkoder, all very different and each with it’s own particular charm. A visit to Berat, Pogradec and Shkoder Berat Stunning Berat, A UNESCO world heritage site, is often called the “Town of a Thousand Windows”, a quaint, little place where […]

Tirana – Vibrant Colours, Traffic and Mixed Feelings

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Albania, Europe | No Comments
Tirana – Vibrant Colours, Traffic and Mixed Feelings

Tirana was our first stop in Albania. We arrived there late at night after driving through an unlit highway full of goats, donkeys and pedestrians. There were traffic police practically at every petrol station we passed along the way, and the road seemed never-ending, probably because we could never gain speed due to its poor […]

Albania Travel Guide – A Taste of Albania

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Albania, Europe | No Comments
Albania Travel Guide – A Taste of Albania

Completely isolated from the rest of the world for a good part of the twentieth century thanks to a communist dictator, Albania is still getting back on its feet, so on our trip to the Balkans, this emerging, mostly undiscovered country was one of the destinations we were looking forward to most. Read more about […]

Kosovo – Feeling Welcome in a Newborn Country

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Europe, Kosovo | No Comments
Kosovo – Feeling Welcome in a Newborn Country

“First they will steal your money, then they will steal your phone, then they will steal your car. Don’t go.” That’s what we were told before visiting Kosovo, Europe’s newest country. Read along as we describe our experience in Kosovo. Seeing that my death had been predicted several times over in different cities around the […]

Discovering Quirky Pristina

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Europe, Kosovo | No Comments
Discovering Quirky Pristina

After crossing the Macedonia – Kosovo border we headed straight towards Pristina where our first stop was the UNESCO-listed Gračanica Monastery, a Serbian Orthodox monastery constructed on the ruins of an older 13th-century church and located a few kilometres outside of Pristina in Gračanica village. The best places to visit in Pristina The Gračanica Monastery […]

Prizren – Charming and Quaint

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Prizren – Charming and Quaint

We drove from Pristina to Prizren along a straight road and the city seemed very large from the distance sitting just below the snow-topped mountains. We initially felt that Prizren might be ugly and boring but soon realised that our first impressions were completely misguided. Visiting Prizren turned out to be well worth the journey! The approach to our hotel […]