Durres is the resort closest to the capital Tirana. The beach is crowded, large and
and nothing that we recommend. We spent the day in Tirana instead. It is noting much to se in Tirana, but it is still nice to pay the capital a visit when passing by.
Driving in Tirana
is a challenge. No one cares about traffic lights, traffic rules, and we where lucky to get out of that chaos without any dents even though Bert used to be a commercial driver. Nearly all cars in Albania are dented, and we now understand why.
Interesting information that we had was that the
was not allowed to stop any foreign cars till September 1: st, 2005 - as long as they haven’t done a serious traffic offence. This ban really works because we have passed a lot of
without getting stopped.
After leaving Tirana we took the winding roads over the
to Macedonia. We passed through Elbasan with its huge
, before we stopped in Prrenjas to get our
, shop and
It took longer than expected to get though the border to Macedonia. We had to spend an hour there even though it was only three cars in the line before us. It was pitch black when we finally go through.