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 

Free Wheeling Through Albania

Free Wheeling Through Albania

As we were planning our Albania trip, the first question that popped up was “How will we get around?”  Private transportation for two weeks was too expensive, while public transportation was too inconvenient for our overbooked itinerary.  The only viable option was renting a car.   

Albania: Buzzed in Berat

Albania: Buzzed in Berat

Our guidebook passionately warned that Albanian red wine was utterly terrible and recommended sticking with white wines only. We are not big wine drinkers at all, but what we did want to see were the Albanian wineries.  Of course, the best part of any distillery