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View of Mangalem, From the Gorica Quarter ...  
   

View of Mangalem, From the Gorica Quarter ...

... Mangalem is the traditional Muslim quarter of Berat. Though there isn't all that much to see in Berat, the most enjoyable part is just relaxing and soaking in the city's atmosphere, in addition to enjoying the lovely views.
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

Albanian Flag 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
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