... didn't expect to see frog legs at an Albanian restaurant, but they are apparently quite popular here. Fried in something like a beer batter, they weren't greasy at all, but were delicious, crunchy and salty. These were probably taken from the river today - though a fan of frog legs, the ones I've had before must have been frozen, as the flesh on those ones was a tad fishy and chewy. Not these, however - tender and super fresh. We chuckled at the sight of these, as we expected to see only the individual legs, not the entire frog!
Kermit and Miss Piggy July 3rd 2012 Geo: 40.71, 19.96Albanian travel is SLOW ... I cannot emphasize this enough! The guidebooks warn of it, as do all the travel forums, but they don't really prepare you for the snail's pace of transport in this country. Knowing this, I left Ohrid early - instead of catching the 8:30 bus, I splurged and opted for a taxi, despite it being several times more expensive than the slow, meander ... read more
Europe » Albania » West » Berat 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