Walking in Albania

12th September 2014

Since Sunday we’ve travelled south from the capital Tirana to the mountain town and Unesco World Heritage Site of Gjirokaster and we are now in the pleasant provincial town of Përmet in the fertile Vjose valley.

Albania is such an interesting place in terms of politics, history and people. There’s been plenty of good food and good coffee and family hospitality too. The rain and poor weather forecasts have impacted a bit, but in general we have managed to avoid the showers and have done more walking than originally planned...

The beautiful St Mary’s church at Leuse above Përmet was the highlight yesterday and today we drive down to the coast to visit the Greek and Roman remains at Butrint which everyone is looking forward to... along with hopefully some sun and a swim in the Adriatic Sea.

Max Wood

Max was born in Yorkshire and brought up in Lancashire. He is fluent in Spanish and after acquiring a degree in Management Science at Warwick Universi…

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