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Northern Albania – Mountains, Ferry, and Blood Feuds

Northern Albania – Mountains, Ferry, and Blood Feuds

We weren’t planning on heading north in Albania. It’s a completely mountainous region, with narrow and steep roads, wholly unsuitable for inexperienced travelers such as Victor’s mom. And we have explored so many other mountain ranges in the past – Rocky Mountains, Smoky Mountains, Swiss 

Albania Highlights

Albania Highlights

Places Visited Tirana Kruja Lezhe Cape of Rodonit Shkoder Koman Fierze Valbona Bajram Curri Tropoje Fishte Durres Berat Gjirokaster Ksamil Butrint Himare Borsh Dhermi Vlore Apolonia Ardenica UNESCO Heritage Sites Butrint Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra Natural Landmarks Valbona National Park Albanian Rivera Cultural 

Chicken Bus, 25 Tortillas, and Lava Rocks of Guatemala

Chicken Bus, 25 Tortillas, and Lava Rocks of Guatemala

“Chicken bus! Chicken bus! Please stop!”  I am running along a dusty street of Jocotenango, Guatemala, chasing a brightly decorated, refurbished US school bus.  In my right hand, I am holding a plastic bag with 25 freshly made corn tortillas.  My left hand is desperately 

Valladolid:  Exploring Yucatan’s Pueblo Mágico

Valladolid: Exploring Yucatan’s Pueblo Mágico

The night before visiting Chichen Itza we spent in the colonial town of Valladolid.  For years, Valladolid had been overlooked by visitors and served primarily as a lunch stop for people traveling to or from Chichen Itza.  Recently, the town finally started to get tourist