Category Archives: Albania

The confident hitchhike from Albania to Macedonia and Ania’s Ohrid surprise

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Returning to Macedonia was always one of the objectives of this trip and perhaps I should explain why. Six years ago Ania was a brave Polish backpacker and I was a cheeky British scamp with a wonderful hat. We met … Continue reading

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Tanks to Berat in Albania, Visiting Berat Castle and Leaving before it was Time

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By now we were accustomed to the easy hitchhiking in Albania so we anticipated that the journey from the forest where we had slept in Spille to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Berat would be relatively quick. This was, however, … Continue reading

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Our first experience of hitch-hiking in Albania, camping wild and getting lost in the forest

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The capital of Albania, Tirana, proved to be an interesting city but after a while we got quite bored of it and longed for some nature again. We’d heard many good things about pristine Albanian beaches, therefore we decided that … Continue reading

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Trip’n Hostel, Tirana, Albania – How to run a hostel

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Your friends here at hitchhikershandbook very rarely write reviews so when we take the time to put pen to paper in praise of something, you know that it is heartfelt. We arrived in Tirana without accommodation (as per usual) but … Continue reading

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Entering Albania, the Albanian capital and when assumptions makes an arse of you and me

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In many ways it was good to be leaving behind Montenegro. Sure, it had some beautiful nature, but our next stop, Albania, felt like a real jump into the wild. Albania, has a reputation as a strange and distinctly un-European … Continue reading

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