First off, throw all preconceived notions about orderly, courteous driving out the window. That shit has no place in the former Yugoslavia. … More A “Guide” to Driving Like a Balkan Citizen
As mentioned in previous posts, we had a sour taste in our mouths as it relates to Albania. Enter Tirana, the capital. The city brought redemption to Albania. … More Albania is a Country Just Coming in Out of the Rain… Appreciating Tirana
Happy to leave Durrës bound for a new country, we hopped in the deplorable rental and crossed yet another border without issue. Much like Shkodër, we entered the outskirts of yet another large lake town. However, we were far more fond of Ohrid and it’s nearby hiking. … More The Time I Accidentally Larcened a Dog in Ohrid, North Macedonia
Durrës lies along the western coast of Albania on the Adriatic Sea. It is home to an insanely congested main drag, Rruga Taulantia, that lead to me swearing up a storm as we tried to navigate it upon our arrival. … More Traffic Congestion & AirBnB Nightmares in Durrës, Albania
Shkodër, Albania was not the best introduction to Albania. The city is very busy, quite dirty, and turned out to be a bit on the boring side. … More Shkodër, Albania… Filthy & Hectic, Not the Best Introduction to Albania
We departed Mostar, BiH bound for Kotor, Montengro (aka. the poor man’s Croatia). This also marked our first vehicular border crossing this trip. … More Kotor, Montenegro… Where Cats are King & Vastly Outnumber Humans
Part 3 of the Balkan Journey landed us in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovnia. The apartment was near the Old Town with a phenomenal view of the Old Bridge right from the balcony. … More A Quick Adventure in Mostar, BiH… More Sixt Issues & Getting Fat Off Traditional Bosnian Fare
Where is that, you may ask? Well, when I first devised a replacement trip for our SECOND ATTEMPT at a Slovenian hiking excursion, I utilized the internets to ascertain that much of the Balkans, except for the countries we wanted to visit of course, were open to American citizens! … More 1st International Journey Since Beer Flu Hit… One Travels to Places Open to Degenerate Americans!