When people think of Albania, they generally don’t think of good things. I knew this coming into Albania but was looking forward to it anyway because it was my last country to visit in Continental Europe. I still have a few islands to go but the hard ones are done and what a way to finish.
We hired a driver to drive us through the mountainous terrain of Albania from the Montenegro border down to Sarande which is a beach resort of sorts near Corfu, Greece. I am not going to try to talk it up too much, it was what it was and I am glad we saw it and we also went to Butrint and saw some ancient Greek ruins but aside from that, the best part of what we saw in Albania was the pretty mountain scenery in our long drive through the entire country.
I think our driver summed it up well for us. Even Albanians don’t trust Albanians, which of course put us at ease along with his maniacal driving. Well anyway, we safely arrived in Corfu and it’s now time for me to head to the beach.