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Albania – New York Times Budget Destination of the Year

Monday, December 11th, 2006

I am not sure I would steer people to Albania as eagerly as this writer does for the NYT. I wonder if the NYT influences travel trends like clebs do for fashion…..

Er…Maybe I Will Stay in Albania Another Day After All (aka Touring Durres, Albania)

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

So, as I sat waiting for the bus this morning, I thought to myself, ‘You know Court, you have not seen a lot of this area yet. You should really stick around another day…you know, take a day trip to the coast to check out the old capital, Durres.’

Well, that’s the positive way of looking at the fact the bus broke down and I am stuck here another day regardless.
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Goodbye to Albania

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
To continue my entry from last night... After I left the shop, I found a minibus heading to Tirana. The way these things work is that they leave when they are full or mostly full...which meant that you sometimes get ... [Continue reading this entry]

Albania Redeems Itself in Kruje

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
"What one do you like?" Mirgim asks, holding out two items. One is shiny and clean - "This one, it is 300 years old, I think, but I don't know what pape it is." I turn over the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Albania Border Crossing

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
Sorry for the randomness of this entry guys, it is from my email to Charlie. I only have about 30 min of light left and I plan to make it back to the hotel by the time it is dark. First ... [Continue reading this entry]