Albania Balkans Road trip

Road tripping the Albanian Riviera

One of the best things from my recent trip to southern Albania was the road trip along the Albanian coast. After Mike and I waved goodbye to our friends at the port from our villa (we weren’t kind enough to walk with them to the port), we looked into how we could see more of the coast since we had a couple of extra days in the area. The easiest way to make a trip along…

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Balkans

Why you should go to Southern Albania in late September

  Hello fellow cadets and others! I have just returned from a fantastic trip to southern Albania. A group of friends and I rented an apartment in Saranda, Albania and used it as our base. There were some days we took day trips and others where we did absolutely nothing. I stuck around a few days longer with Mike to make a couple of extra trips around southern Albania. I have to say I am…

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Balkans De Facto States

A tale of two cities: Mitrovica

Welcome back to the spaceship:) This week I am going to stick to Kosovo again. Well according to 112/197  members of the UN, the other 85 will say it is still Serbia. You can call it whatever you like. The Kosovo-Serbia topic, debate, discussion, pissing contest has been going on for nearly 20 years. The city of Mitrovica is one of the most contested parts, if not the most. The majority of the events leading…

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Balkans

Unexpected city crush : Prizren, Kosovo

      A few months ago , I was craving another Balkan trip . I was speaking with a good Dutch friend of mine about his planned trip to the Balkans and was convinced that I am overdue for a Balkan experience. I went to the god of cheap flights and found a 10 euro  Budapest- Pristina flight and another 10 Euro Skopje -Bratislava trip flight. So it was settled, I made a spontaneous…

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