Thursday, August 22, 2013

Vacationing in Albania

Following is a clever introduction soliciting a subscription, but it captures splendidly what to expect when traveling for the first time through Northern Albania.  Similar accounts and lots of pictures are also online, via Google search, about other travelers through the much touted Accursed Mountains.   

From The Times (of London): Here on the Moon, silence makes your head sing
My Week:  An Albanian Odyssey - by Matthew Parris

I have just been to the Moon. Or as good as; as weird as; as wonderful as. I’m back from five days walking in what have been known as the Accursed Mountains of northern Albania. Bears, wolves, blazing sun, icy water and August snow ... this trek into the wild, organised by a charity, Albania Community Assist, is not for the faint-hearted but it will take you to another world, another people, another time. There’s no other word for it but “manic”.

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