Well, hello Albania July 8th 2013 Shkoder > Theth > Valbona > Lake Komani > Shkoder
And so here I am, in Albania, a place I have wanted to visit since I first came to Europe in 1990 and already surpassing all expectations – in a good way ofcourse!
It is culturally quite different to the former Yugoslavian countries I’ve been visiting and I am still trying to adjust to the change. Ofcourse they share common tr ... read more
Europe » Albania » North » Shkodër Between 1990 and 1992 Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven difficult as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, a dilapi... ... read more
I'm on the road again. Back to the Balkans again. This time to discover some new places and reconnect with some old.
It's been 2 years since my last bike trip in the Baltics. No traversing the countryside with my brown, battered Giant. No schlepping of poor bicycle from one hemisphere to the other. Instead, a bike shall be bought there and ridden over hill and dale through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and (Republic of) Macedonia.
No annual gym membership for me! I'm assured a thorough Balkan workout with all those mountains and a very healthy dose of history and cul... full info