Albania: Land of Stolen Mercedes

Tirana Travel Blog

 › entry 31 of 45 › view all entries
Random guy at border crossing from Greece into the unknown better known as Albania
We crossed the border into Albania.  It took us two hours at the border but we finally got our stamps.  Albania is interesting.  It's the second poorest country in Europe.  70% Muslim.  Our first rest stop made me laugh... bugs, toliets were holes in the floor, dirt floors, and everyone drives a Mercedes.  Albania's average income is only 2000 euro.  wow.  We drove through unpaved roads and potholes to make it to our hotel.  Wow, I didn't expect such a nice hotel in a city like this!  I give it a 10!  Dinner at the hotel was even good!  After dinner we took a short tour of the city on our way to the Buda-Bar.  Totally not our scene.  You can smoke out of a hooka there.  Um, no thanks.  We had a few drinks before heading back to the hotel with Debs and Nathan.  Yeah for early nights!  -Kate
Fulla says:
It seems like nice country. Albania is almost neighbour country of mine but because of political situation, i've never been there before. I think they have many turistic potentials (looong coastline). However, visiting Albania isn't my priority... there are many more beautiful places in this world. Btw. Neither Serbian turistic agency doesn't have Albania in their turistic offers...
Posted on: Nov 07, 2007
Junior747 says:
I spent 3 weeks in Albania last summer and absolutely loved the country and its people! I spent half the trip in Korca (beautiful town in the southern part of the country) and Elbasan which is an industrial town. It is slightly dirty in some areas, however it is an excellent travel destination! Good food, interesting history, great people and loads to see!
Posted on: Sep 09, 2007
justyna80 says:
I just visited Albania and felt in love with that beautifull country and its people. I already planning what cities i will visit next year. Maybe it looks a lil dirty but not everywhere.
Posted on: Aug 10, 2007
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Random guy at border crossing from…
Random guy at border crossing fro…
More waiting at the border.  Look …
More waiting at the border. Look…
Albania= dirt roads and 3rd world
Albania= dirt roads and 3rd world
photo by: EmEm