I’m going to my little beachside apartment. I really enjoyed staying in Dhermi 3 years ago and really look forward to returning. Shopping in the store last time was humbling to say the least. Only Plain yougurt, meat- was to cut how much sausage you wanted, cheese-cut it off the block. The store has been remodeled and has lost a lot of it’s charm. I bought pasta & sauce since there’s only one restaurant open. I use to have a landscape business, so I asked the owners for some clippers and trimmed the trees and bushes around the apartments. I was sick of the sausage I bought so I fed the cats, that was a mistake as you can see in the video below.
Here’s a video of my $15 beach side apartment.
I spent 2 nights in Dhermi, the town is pretty much closed. If I had been here a month earlier, at least could have gone out to eat, it’s very quiet. I’m driving again and stopping in the little towns along the coast, visiting restaurants, tourist sites, bars and castles The car has been interesting travel compared to the bike. I can hang around town longer, knowing I have a car nearby. With the bike, you can only pedal only so fast & so far, so you can’t languish for too long with your Baklava and coffee.
Albania’s coastline length on the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea is 476 km (296 mi). There’s so much to see and do along the way. I always love following the coast and the Albanian coast is as beautiful as any in the world.
Lonely Planet has a great review of Albanian beaches
Thanks for reading.
Next: Sarande and Butrint National Park (the best tourist site I have visited in Albania)
Enjoy the photos FROM 2013 BIKE TRIP
REVISIT THE 2013 BIKE BLOG
part I VLORE TO SARANDE
part II VLORE TO SARANDE
I found this interesting video that drives the entire route, Vlore to Sarande in 40 minutes.