Sunday, June 16, 2024

Journey to Albania (Podcast)

Travel to Albania, what to do, see and eat in Albania

Hear about journey to Albania because the Novice Traveler talks to Norm Bour from in regards to the nation the place they spent almost 6 months as expats.

Why do you have to go to Albania? 

Norm says, 

“Journey is again. I feel anybody who’s listening to that is both a wannabe or an actual traveler, and sadly, together with the truth that journey is again comes every thing that goes with it, together with the crowds and together with the truth that every thing is [more expensive]. There are specific international locations, primarily Japanese Europe the place the affordability issue is basically sturdy. Turkey being one the place we spent about eight or 9 months, and Albania being the second.”

“So principally you’ve gotten the fantastic thing about Greece. Italy, Slovenia. You may have the greenery of Slovenia, you’ve gotten the affordability of Turkey, however but you’ve gotten a tremendous, good Riviera shoreline and simply actually lovely, fantastic folks. A number of instances Japanese Europe will get brief shrift on folks suppose that they’re curt and impolite, however the fact is Albanian individuals are simply pretty. They’ll go, out of their approach that will help you if ever you need assistance or are misplaced or something alongside these traces.”

Norm is the writer of Nomadic Life for All Ages.

Two typical methods to enter Albania are by flying into the dynamic capital metropolis of Tirana or by coming into by way of Northern Greece on a ferry from Corfu. We deal with the latter as Norm lived within the southern metropolis of Sarandë throughout his keep.

Within the picturesque coastal city of Sarandë, take within the breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea as you dine at Taverna Pshkatari, famend for its delectable seafood dishes. As you enterprise additional inland, remember to go to the imposing Lëkurësi Fortress, perched excessive above Sarandë, providing panoramic views of the town and the ocean past. 

Immerse your self in historic historical past with a go to to the traditional metropolis of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage Web site, the place you may wander amongst well-preserved Roman ruins.

Only a brief distance from Sarandë, uncover the seashore city of Ksamil, with its crystal-clear aqua-green waters and clear seashores. Loosen up on the shores of mirror seashore. 

Persevering with alongside the shoreline, you’ll attain Vlorë, a cosmopolitan metropolis steeped in historic significance. Ascend the winding Llogara Cross, which Norm says is a superb journey on a bike. 

Journeying eastward, you’ll arrive within the historic metropolis of Gjirokastër, identified for its well-preserved Ottoman structure. Discover the imposing Gjirokastër Fortress, wander by way of the slender cobblestone streets of the Outdated City, and delve into the town’s fascinating historical past.

Whereas in Albania, Norm joined a mountain climbing group that launched him to the nation’s inside and its small cities like Vergo and Navaricë. Inland you can even go to the Blue Eye, a pure spring with gorgeous turquoise waters. 

Norm tells us of some facet journeys into neighboring international locations like Corfu in Greece and Lake Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage Web site, in North Macedonia.

Make a cease within the bustling metropolis of Durrës, with its ferries that may join you to Italy throughout the Adriatic Sea.

Albania is just not as undiscovered because it was, nevertheless it nonetheless provides lovely views at cut price costs.


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Present Notes

Llogara Cross
Blue Eye, Albania
Lëkurësi Fortress
Enver Hoxha
Borsh, Albania
Byrek (Albanian Cheese Triangles)
Lake Ohrid
Taverna Pshkatari, Saranda
Skanderbeg Sq.
Albania: Keep For A Yr; Keep For A Lifetime


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