Albania 2017
Shkodra

Shkodra
Lake Skadar from the Albanian side

Lake Skadar from the Albanian side
Rozafa Castle in Shkodra

Rozafa Castle in Shkodra
Rozafa Castle

Rozafa Castle
The Albanian Alps behind Shkodra

The Albanian Alps behind Shkodra
City festival in Lezha

City festival in Lezha
Country roads from Lezha to Tirana

Country roads from Lezha to Tirana
Large abandon fabrics just outside of Tirana

Large abandon fabrics just outside of Tirana
Market in Tirana, full of olives...

Market in Tirana, full of olives…
... and fruits.

… and fruits.
National History Museum in Tirana

National History Museum in Tirana
Tanya in the Et'hem Bej Mosque in Tirana

Tanya in the Et'hem Bej Mosque in Tirana
Tanya enjoying some free cold shower

Tanya enjoying some free cold shower
Beautiful streets and cafes in Tirana

Beautiful streets and cafes in Tirana
Cycling with flowers!

Cycling with flowers!
Bunk Art - a massive bunker, build by Enver Hoxhas.

Bunk Art – a massive bunker, build by Enver Hoxhas.
Gas masks, even for horses.

Gas masks, even for horses.
Bunk Art - living and working underground.

Bunk Art – living and working underground.
Bunk Art - even the entire parliament could debate here.

Bunk Art – even the entire parliament could debate here.
Our 'little' tent in the garden of the hostel 'Milingona'

Our 'little' tent in the garden of the hostel 'Milingona'
'Great Park of Tirana', including an artificial lake.

'Great Park of Tirana', including an artificial lake.
Tirana and the mountains around.

Tirana and the mountains around.
Pyramid of Tirana - scary to walk up and down.

Pyramid of Tirana – scary to walk up and down.
We are not allowed to take the highway, so we have to go into the mountains.

We are not allowed to take the highway, so we have to go into the mountains.
Small bunkers everywhere.

Small bunkers everywhere.
Enjoying a picnic in the mountains

Enjoying a picnic in the mountains
Beautiful views on the way from Tirana to Elbasan.

Beautiful views on the way from Tirana to Elbasan.
On the top of the mountains.

On the top of the mountains.
Mountains and valleys everywhere.

Mountains and valleys everywhere.
Leaving Tirana and heading for Elbasan

Leaving Tirana and heading for Elbasan
Elbasan in the distance

Elbasan in the distance
Lots of abundant factories also in Elbasan.

Lots of abundant factories also in Elbasan.
Night guard of a factory close to our wild camping spot, which we left in the night.

Night guard of a factory close to our wild camping spot, which we left in the night.
Enjoying some beers with our Albanian friends. Thanks guys!

Enjoying some beers with our Albanian friends. Thanks guys!
We ended up sleeping in the bar after a fun night with lots of beers with our Albanian friends.

We ended up sleeping in the bar after a fun night with lots of beers with our Albanian friends.
The bar owner Ina and Valmir. Thank you!

The bar owner Ina and Valmir. Thank you!
The lake 'Liqeni i Banjes'. One of our hottest days so far: 45°C and no shade.

The lake 'Liqeni i Banjes'. One of our hottest days so far: 45°C and no shade.
Leaving the town 'Gramsh' and heading to the mountains.

Leaving the town 'Gramsh' and heading to the mountains.
Simon in the mountains

Simon in the mountains
Beautiful views to the valley of 'Gramsh'.

Beautiful views to the valley of 'Gramsh'.
Old school ploughing. Hard work!

Old school ploughing. Hard work!
The valley behind Gramsh

The valley behind Gramsh
Spectacular narrow gorge

Spectacular narrow gorge
Wild camping spot next to the road and the river.

Wild camping spot next to the road and the river.
A new dam is build here with a massive construction site.

A new dam is build here with a massive construction site.
Mountains everywhere and steep roads.

Mountains everywhere and steep roads.
At the end of the valley.

At the end of the valley.
Lots of garbage got dumped here in an old factory.

Lots of garbage got dumped here in an old factory.
Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid
Spectacular sunset at Lake Ohrid

Spectacular sunset at Lake Ohrid
Chicken 'Brave Heart'

Chicken 'Brave Heart'
Tanya enjoying lots of Burek at Lake Ohrid

Tanya enjoying lots of Burek at Lake Ohrid
Beautiful Lake Ohrid

Beautiful Lake Ohrid
Bunkers and garbage, a typical sight in Albania.

Bunkers and garbage, a typical sight in Albania.
Leaving Albania towards Greece

Leaving Albania towards Greece