Run for the Hills, Run for your Life! May 24th 2016 Woolly says – our first bus of the day was rather like playing the game of sardines! As more and more people squeezed in I started wondering if the oxygen on board would last out for the journey, as though the lid had been removed we all poured out onto the pavement and the start of our second bus ride to Tirana. The municipality was first credited to Sulejman Pasha Bargjini, a native feudal lo ... read more
Europe » Albania » West » Tirana 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
'We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us'
A truly multi-national mammoth that travels the world visiting places of interest, making new friends and causing mischief wherever he can. With my carer Jo (bless her!) I have scaled castle walls, walked in the footsteps of Roman Emperors and Maharajah's, climbed mountains, contemplated caverns, caves and canyons and attempted the Le Mans 24 hour race on a skateboard! Whether it be climbing a Minaret in Mostar, Paddling in the Arabian Sea, Scaling mountains in Kotor, Feeding chickens in France or Catching trains in India, not... full info
Fine political art!
I love the story around the Peace Bell--bullets to a bell--good for them! And the woman and man marching side-by-side outside the historical museum was unexpected and wonderful--I dislike those historical monuments when it's just a bunch of generals. The unusual floral details on the mosque and the colored buildings were all lovely. Glad you made it through the wild traffic!
Could have done without the traffic!
Like you I loved the concept of the bell, everywhere we seem to go here depicts the young and non military in their memorials ...recognition of the people, is always a good thing.