Tirana Travel Blog› entry 28 of 70 › view all entries
November 13th, 2009 – by: slayerspike
As I guessed Kosovo is mainly Albanians. You can tell by the white skull caps that the older generation wear. The bus from Prishtina to Tirana is ahem interesting...Its a mini van instead of a bus and just as well because Albania is all hills..In fact it makes New Zealand look flat!
I never get travel sick but even I was starting to feel queezy after going around corners for close to 5 hours. We left at 6am. Arrived in Tirana at 5pm, I got droped of at a round about and directed towards alocal bus..Problem is noone informed me which bus stop to get off at...and how could they..remember noone here except me speaks English!
So I do what I usually do and wing it and like every other time I end up in the middle of nowhere trying to milk directions out of taxi drivers so at least understand key phrases.
Luckily for me theirs a small room upstairs which has the computers for use, because I don't believe in being quiet this early in the day.
The next day I spent walking and taking photos. I also sourced myself a bus ticket. Now just to be different you do not buy a bus ticket from the bus station. You buy it from a private company in town. Depends where you are going to what company you buy your ticket from.
My bus leaves at 6pm, arrives in Skopje at 3am. I was planning on leaving the next day but decided their was nothing left for me to do here and could do with an extra day in Macedonia so took off a day early.
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