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Month: May 2019

Balkans Adventure – The Grand Amphitheatre of Durrës – Part 12

Balkans Adventure – The Grand Amphitheatre of Durrës – Part 12

One of the oldest and most fascinating sights on earth is situated behind a car park on a busy pot holed infested street in Durres, I am, of course, talking about the what should be much more famous, Amphitheatre of Durrës. My arrival in Durres was anything but glamorous, with the minibus breaking to a halt on the side of a busy road and the driver getting up and barking at everybody to get the hell off. Which we all…

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Balkans Adventure – From Tirana to Durres – Part 11

Balkans Adventure – From Tirana to Durres – Part 11

With a day to spare in Tirana, and the temperatures steadily climbing into the high 30s, I decided a day at the beach was needed, so packed my budgie smugglers and headed down towards the resort town of Durres. This though would prove to be much more of a challenge than I had first assumed, the train service no longer seemed to exist, or if it did, departed from some godforsaken town nowhere near the city. After doing a bit…

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Balkans Adventure – Surprised in Tirana – Part 10

Balkans Adventure – Surprised in Tirana – Part 10

It seems Albania & Kosovo have rather close ties, this came clear to me as we were waved through the border post with not a glance at anyone’s passport, soon enough we were thundering down the brand-new highway, heading towards the capital city of Tirana. I feel like I’ve talked about buses and scenery way too much in the last nine parts, though this is mainly because I spent half my time in the Balkans sat on buses staring out…

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