Surprise Storm

Yesterday we hitched to the hotsprings of Benjë, not far from Përmet and on my wishlist for Albania from day one. We went for a much needed warm bath and all was fun until the rain started, then heavy rain and the following hail from the sky that grew bigger by the second. We were Read more >

Mosque-Surfing

Yes, we woke up in a #mosque today in #Leskovik and yes we slept in the same room though not married (and not planning to, for those who care). Someone told me before that the way people practice (Sunni) #Islam in #Albania is a bit different than in other countries because of #communism and other Read more >

The Balkan-Trail

Remember this guy from one month ago? We met un #Montenegro and ran into each other again yesterday in #Albania. Today he would have gone to #Macedonia but then the plans changed again like the mayhem it’s been the past couple of days and now we’re in the metropole of #Leskovik (it’s a rural village) Read more >

Teaming Up

In #Dürres I picked up this #hitchhiker from #Austria who was not doing #autostop in #Albania because of the scary stories going around. He didn’t have a fixed plan so he joined me hitching back to #Tirana (pictured) and onward to #Elbasan where we had a picknick. We’re hitching on towards #Pogradec at lake #Ohrid Read more >

Beach Freecamping

Good morning from #Dürres, #Albania! I went #freecamping on the north side of town at a quiet spot on the hill. First I wanted to be at the beach, but there were already some people there so I climbed up to this flat space and pitched my glorified mosquito-net/inner tent layer, rolled out my sleeping Read more >