I finally left! And I am now back in Albania. I spent a solid 21 days in total in Corfu and I can’t say I regretted it. It was truly an amazing time and wasn’t easy to move on but I have done it. My last few days in Corfu I met a girl, a solo traveler named Ella from England, who was traveling up the Adriatic coast like I was planning on doing. So since we became friends in Corfu we decided to travel together. It gave me the push I needed to finally leave Corfu and go out and see more of the world (Europe..).
So far we have gone up the coast of Albania together and are currently in Kotor, Montenegro. We have learned a lot about Albania during this trip and its a very interesting country to say the least. I have become a pro hitch hiker because thats one of the only ways to get from place to place since the Albanian bus system is very unorganized, crowded, and unreliable. We stayed in a beautiful quaint village named Vuno on our way up the coast where our hostel was an abandoned school.
No wifi, no problem. This place was quit the chill hang out spot that was really away from civilization.
After Vuno, we went to the north of Albania and visited Shkoder. The journey to shkoder took 8 hours by a bus with NO A/C…… With temperatures reaching 97 degrees here you can say its quite hot. On the bright side Albania is probably one of the cheapest countries I have ever been to. That being said we have been eating at fine dining restaurants for the price it would cost to get a large deluxe burger meal at mcdonalds. We are eating like kings. Sadly the lux lifestyle has gone as we are in Kotor, Montenegro.
And WOW is Kotor stunning. It is a small city with a long bay completely surrounded by mountains. The city is mainly composed of an “old town” which is inside old fortress walls. Our hostel is extremely nice and is within the beautiful old town. I cannot explain to you how surreal this place is. Its one of the most beautiful cities I have been to so far.
I will be heading to Dubrovnik, Croatia in a few days then to Bosnia, then most likely back further into Croatia. That may not make sense but if you look at a map you will understand why I am doing this.
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