We headed to the the city of Shkoder in Northern Albania at the last minute, we had heard of an amazing ferry ride just outside of the city that takes you 3 hours through some amazing mountains. So we didn’t really plan on seeing much in the city. But it transpires that organising this ferry
Whilst on our amazing 11 day adventure through Albania and the ensuing love affair that resulted, we found ourselves in the charming town of Berat. This beautiful Ottoman city has clung to the side of mountains for centuries and we inevitably ended up extending our stay. We heard whispers amongst our fellow travellers of a
When we made our plans to travel through the Balkans we had heard many tales about Albania, mostly how scary it was and how hard it was to travel around. That timetables don’t exist and unless you have a car or are a local then you are basically screwed! We were a little nervous when
When we headed over to Albania we have to admit to not really knowing where to go, our original plan was something around the lines of heading to the capital, sticking around for a few days and getting the hell out of there! Albania had a fearsome reputation and even as we travelled through the
Tirana was our first stop in the mysterious land of Albania in what turned out to become an 11 day love affair. But we must be honest, Albania wasn’t love at first sight! Tirana is a strange and fascinating city, one which feels large, modern and bustling. But yet also trapped in time and still
Once in a while you have an experience whilst travelling that just hits all the right notes, a perfect day in the most amazing place, something you never even knew about before setting off, and yet it becomes an absolute highlight. During our amazing 11 days in Albania we saw so many sides to this
When we made the plan to backpack around the Balkans there were a few countries we were admittedly a little apprehensive and wary about. The first was Serbia, and in many ways it lived up to its fearsome reputation, but in reality it was nothing like as scary as it had been made out to
We have been travelling for almost 2 months now. During that time we have stayed in so many hostels, a few guest houses and one hotel! Some of them have been amazing….some not so much! So these days when choosing a hostel we have a better trained eye to spot the gems among the duds!