Jul
26
2006

Welcome to Tirana

The view from Kejda's apartment. Welcome to Tirana.

Jet lagged, we awoke to our first day in Tirana (after checking into a hotel the previous evening).  Spent the day walking around, meeting the family, eating at Kolonat (the Albanian McDonald’s rip-off) and getting our bearings.

My introduction to Kejda’s father was when he picked us up at the hotel, and walked into the middle of a shouting match between Kejda and the hotel’s owner, who was over-charging us for the room. There was some mighty fury and I admit to being sort of scared, not really knowing much of anything about the city or its people.

Eventually things settled down just enough for us to get out of there, though the yelling continued even as we were getting into the car.

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1 Comment »

  • Jim Bischoff says:

    Hi Michael and Kejda,
    I was thinking of visiting Albania this has convinced me that it is a must. I great set of photos and a wonderfully descriptive write up.
    I wondered if you would be kind enough to let me have contact details for the Hotel Liro. We are going to visit Alabania in July/August and we want a relaxing but intesresting holiday. I was thinking of flying to Tirana and then spending a few nights at Vlore before travelling north and staying at Shengjin. From both these towns I would hope to explore inland. Is there any where else that you would recommend?
    Many thanks
    Jim

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