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Driving in Albania is just plain insane! I had read about it before we arrived there, but I just assumed it would be crazy like Bali (Indonesia). In a way it is similar: Drivers cut in front of you, they pull out quickly, no-one looks where they (or you) are going, and it is very busy and manic. The difference is Bali does it all at 30km an hour, while Albania does it at 130km an hour! We drove the...Read More
Where is Berat? Berat is a charming little town in central Albania. It took a whole day to get there from Tirana which was predicted by guide books and blogs, but confused us as it was only about 130km away. Needless to say the roads were ghastly and often we drove at less than 30km per hour, arriving no less than 6 hours after we left Tirana! Berat lies inland on the edge of the Osum river. In July 2008,...Read More
As we headed out of Sarajevo we decided to stop at the Sarajevo Tunnel Museum on the outskirts of town. It took less than 30 minutes to get there and was relatively easy to find. It is in the middle of a field and if you weren’t sure what you were looking for you might drive straight past, however it is well worth a visit. During the 1992-5 siege, where Serbian Forces surrounded the landlocked Sarajevo, local Bosnian’s dug...Read More
We left the sunshine in Mostar and drove into the rain in Sarajevo. On the way we stoped in a little town called Blagaj and made our way out to the Dervish House which is based at the bottom of the cave and is the origin of the Buna River. Blagaj is a village-town (kasaba) in the south-eastern region of the Mostar basin, in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It stands at the edge of Bišće plain and...Read More