I’m most excited to visit Vlore- the birthplace of Albania. I really loved the museums, people and best of all my favorite: HOTEL 4 STINET. I plan to revisit everything. Albanian Independence day is coming up and there’s flags, banners and Albanian souvenirs, everywhere. Continue reading
When I biked through the Mediterranean 3 years ago, I picked Albania as my favorite country. Why? Number 1 is always the people, they were so warm, welcoming and generous. The nature was spectacular, the history: (both the Roman & communism) was super interesting. The arts and crafts, especially the rug designs that are very vibrant & colorful. Albania offered the main things that interest me when traveling. On a bike I wasn’t able to buy the souvenirs that I wanted, like a rug. So I had a mission on this trip (mission accomplished).
I have never rented a car when traveling, this will be a first. I wanted to revisit people & places and retrace my bike tour route and also visit the middle of the country. I first drove an hour to Durres, on the coast. I’ve stayed here before, but never really connected with this town. I got a great ocean view hotel for $25, with breakfast.