As we wound up hairpins to Krujë, Mark said, “I wasn’t expecting it to be like this!” It could be his catch phrase, although I am not sure how he thought Krujë, a town whose handle is ‘The City Beyond the Sky’ would not be uphill. Still, it meant we didn’t need to worry aboutContinue reading “Krujë – We Meet the Dragon of Albania in the City Beyond the Sky”
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Llogar Pass to Apollonia, Albania
Apollonia, in southern Albania, is where Octavian received news of his great uncle, Julius Caesar’s murder. A student at Europe’s first university, Apollonia’s School of Philosophy, Octavian left immediately for Rome.
‘The Best Coastal Drive in the World’: Ksamil Beach & The Llogar Pass, Albania
“We can’t go to Mongolia if you can’t cope with this.” Mark’s words stung like a whip. I felt desolate. On a strip of yellow dirt, in a 16-tonne truck, with nowhere to turn around, we were lost somewhere in southern Albania.
Butrint, Albania: The Fall of Troy, The Founding of Rome, & A Load of Old Bull
At Butrint, in southwestern Albania, we discovered tranquillity, jewel colours, fecund nature, and a sense of history that rustled through the trees like a whisper from the past.