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Photo Essay – Berat Castle

Berat is a city in south-central Albania.Its historical centre is mentioned on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lars and I decided to start our visit at Berat Castle, a 13th century fortress with churches and mosques. We did not get very far, however. Lars received a telephone call from his sister, announcing the death of their mother. Although we knew…

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Durrës Amphitheatre

Throwback Thursday – The Durrës Amphitheatre

During our Summer trip of 2015, Lars and I spent one week in one of the biggest cities of Albania, Durrës. Most of the time we enjoyed a lazy life on the beach, but we did make time to visit one of the biggest attractions of the city: the Amphitheatre. Built in the 2nd century, it was one of the very…

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Hotel review – Hotel Kamomil

You can find this little Albanian corner of paradise here: Hotel Kamomil, Lagja 13, Shkëmbi i Kavajës, 2001 Durrës, Albania Unfortunately, Lars and I forgot to take pictures of our room. If you want to know what the inside of the hotel looks like, have a look here. What did we like about this place? WiFi works very well; right…

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The Beach And The Art Of Observing People

In case you think that Lars and I hurried from one place to another the whole time during our stay in Albania, you couldn’t be more wrong… We did spend some considerable time on the local beach as well. I love being on the beach. I love to swim – or better: to splash around – in the sea. I…

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The Beach With The Most Beautiful Sunset

After our unexpectedly very short visit to the Lekursit castle, we went to a small place called Lukovë. Lukovë is located to the north of Sarande and is mainly known for its beautiful sandy beach. There is a bar there and the owner not only bid us welcome, but also assured us that we could see the most beautiful sunset…

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The Castle Where They Chased Us Away

The castle of Lekursit is situated to the southeast of the center of Sarande. It was built in the 16th century and all that remains now are ruins, on which a restaurant was built. We thought it would be a lovely idea to have a drink there and enjoy the view on Sarande, since the castle was built on a…

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Swimming To Three Islands

During one of the last days of our stay in Albania, we finally made it to Ksamil. The biggest – and only – attraction of Ksamil is the sandy beach. And the three small islands close to it. You can actually swim from one island to another or take a small boat. We had arrived late in the afternoon to…

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