Day 7 Durres – Budva


Continued from Day 6 Corfu – Durres

BusAbout Classic Balkan Trek – Day 7 of 9

Albania is a funny place.  Today we had a bit of tour around Durres.  I see Durres as an incomplete town.  There are buildings, new and old but also a bit abandoned.  I guess because it isn’t as populated or there could be a political reason behind it.  Who knows.  Hopefully tourism can help Albania flourish.

There’s not much to do in Albania but run up and down on an abandoned building and counting how many suicidal toys there are.

In Albania, stuffed toys are hung infront of houses for good luck.  Typically a tiger or some fierce animal to protect them from evil and bring good luck.  It’s really quite hilarious.

For lunch, we got dropped off at a supermarket.  The check out ladies was so happy to see us.  They were friendly, excited and welcoming.  It’s like it was the first time they saw a tourist.  A really touching moment in my life.  If all Albanians are like this, they will probably be the sweetest people I’ve ever met 🙂  I’m gonna call them ‘Tourism Virgins’! haha nah.

Description After the freshness of Albania, we continue our journey north into Montenegro and the town of Budva. Set directly on the Med, Budva has the best beach culture in the Balkans. You will be amazed at the blue stone churches and the historic old city. The Balkans are unrivalled for beauty and today this will become very apparent.

Durres

Doesn’t look like much but a lot of constructions.

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Abandon buildings are used as our playground

This interesting building is empty but looks fun to play with doesn’t it?  I had a go at running up the building but stopped halfway before I have a heart attack.  It’s steeper than it looks!

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Weird shops

Ok then.. >.>

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Mc Donald’s look-a-like!

Suicidal toys! Can you spot them?

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Spot the suicidal toy!

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Here’s another!

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And another one!

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Polluted water.. yuck

Bye bye, Albania!  Hello Montenegro!

Montenegro is beautiful.  We enjoyed a very rocky beach.  Uncomfortable to walk and sit on but it makes the water looks very clean.

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Do you dare to bungee jump?

Continue to Day 8.1 Budva Old Town

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