18 September 2008
Plataria, Greece to Tirana, Albania
Today we got off the manky boats yah! After packing and cleaning we got on the coach nice and early and headed towards Albania. After spending ages at the boarder control we finally made it into the country and that was an experience it itself.
Albania is filthy! This is what welcomed us at boarder control.
And there are Mercedes everywhere (apparently, during communist Albania the Mercedes was a sign of success so people used to go to Germany and Italy and steal the cars to bring them back to Albaina) and there are also lots of old bunkers everywhere.
After a brief driving tour of, well not much, we headed to our fantabulous hotel on the hill and I had my own room which was a bonus. The room was so nice (especially after three days on manky boat), double bed, hot water, bath and had a delish meal in the restaurant as well. Just what I needed!
View of Albania from hotel room