A bit more Kruje, Albanian crafts, and tea with new friends but, sadly time to go
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I wake up to another sunny day. I have been so fortunate on this journey. Other than a bit of snow on the second morning, every day has been sunny.
I ready and head out with the thought of finding a bit of breakfast. I stop in a bakery and buy a couple of tube like pasteries made with filo dough and filled with minced rasins, dates, cinamon, and other spices.....very tasty.
Back through the bazaar. I pass the shop where my new friend is just opening up. He asks me to stop by on my way back. I continue through the bazaar and back into the fortress. I just have to see that view, again. I climb to the top and gaze out at the magnificence of the land. I hear the roosters crowing again and the same cow is back and hungry again.....his bell is ringing. I walk the narrow streets below the fortress.
I return to the path leading past the Museum to Skandenberg. I am briefly stopped by a man that has tried, now, three time to sell me his tourist guide. He is a nice old man and is pursuing me, again. He shows me his picture on the back and tells me he is the author. I still don't buy but thank him for showing me. He wanted 4 euro for it and it's a pamplet of the history and some pics. He really isn't the author.....it's history. He's trying to make a living.
I get to my new friend's shop and he comes to the street.
I leave my new friend at his shop and shake his hand good-bye and he gives me a big smile. What nice people. I take a couple of pictures of the bazaar and you can even see him on the right side of one of them.
It's time to get my things as it is time for the taxi to take me to the airport.....time to go home to Amsterdam......where it will surely be raining. I take another moment on my terrace to soak in the sun and marvel at the view.
It's been a fantastic trip. Malta and Gozo will have alot to live up to.