Anxiety-ridden, pacing my kitchen for hours in the middle of the night, and incessantly checking my email and texts described the hours before we left for Ecuador. Finally, 4 hours prior to the plane taking off the ground, we received our COVID test results. … More Shove It, Travel Shamers – We Got Our Damned Negative Results, so We’re Going to Ecuador
So it’s 0343 EST…. I’m standing my kitchen unable to sleep while my husband blissfully snores away in the bedroom. We are slated to fly to Ecuador for two weeks for a much needed vacation in less than six hours. … More Travel Stresses… A Delirious & Dejected Rant in the Middle of the Night after Two Hours of Sleep in the Last 48 Hours
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
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
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!