Wednesday 5 June 2019

Travel day to Tirana, Albania

This morning we left Shkodër and drove towards Tirana. Along the way we stopped on the the town of Krujë to visit their castle and a large museum dedicated to Skanderbeg, an Albanian who fought the Ottomans in the 1400s and is considered the father of Albanians. 

Krujë perched on a mountainside

Krujë fortress

The Skanderbeg museum on the castle grounds

Having coffee on the ramparts


An ethnographic museum also on the castle grounds

View from castle

Souvenir shops just outside the castle

We survived the drive into Tirana. The drivers are crazy and if you are polite, you will get nowhere!

Our nice modern apartment in Tirana

Another Skanderbeg statue on the main square

Independence monument

The Pyramid of Tirana was built as a museum about Enver Hoxha. It was abandoned after the fall of communism and now kids play on it.

A piece of the Berlin wall

University building

The new bazaar

A new orthodox church

Random buildings

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