Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dubrovnik Croatia

 MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2012. PERAST TO DUBROVNIK Some people think the Bay of Kotor is a fiord but in actual fact it is a ria.  A ria is a coastal inlet formed by the partial submergence of an unglaciated river … Continue reading

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Day 4 Perast Montenegro

SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2012. PERAST. First thing today we went searching for the zimmer (room) we stayed in in 1972. Last night  I found a small b & w image  stuck to one of the 1972 maps tucked away in … Continue reading

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Days 2 and 3 Perast Montenegro

FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2012. PERAST Today we decided to search for the location where the photographs shown in my 1972 diary were taken from.  I showed the photographs to Cico, thinking a fireman would know the building layout in the … Continue reading

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Day 1 Perast Montenegro

THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2012. ULCINJ TO PERAST The Ulcinj apartment was about three kilometres from the bus station and up hill so we had no alternative but to take a taxi.  I suppose we could have walked but we would … Continue reading

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Ulcinj Montenegro

TUESDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2012. SHKODER (Albania) TO ULCINJ (Montenegro). The receptionist at the Kaduku Hotel in Shkoder had a friend who owned a taxi and he was prepared to take us the 35 kilometres to Ulcinj (Montenegro) for fifteen euros.  … Continue reading

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Shkoder Albania

SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER 2012. TIRANA TO SHKODER Shkoder is the biggest northern city in Albania. Another bus ride and this time it was a small bus called a furgon.  Furgons are privately owned and they depart when they are full, … Continue reading

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Tirana Albania

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2012. VLORE TO TIRANA Last night we went for a walk to check out the bus station location so we knew what our plan of action would be this morning.  I’m pleased we did because it was … Continue reading

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Vlore Albania

THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER. SARANDE TO VLORE. The hotel manager’s father took us by car to the bus pickup point.  From Sarande to Vlore is 133 kilometres and we were told the journey would take from five to six hours.  I … Continue reading

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Sarande Albania

TUESDAY 16TH OCTOBER. MORNING GREECE and AFTERNOON ALBANIA. Morning bus to Ioannina and to Sarande in Albania (afternoon). The map below was omitted from the previous post.  It shows the access roads, walks and monasteries around the Meteora area.  I … Continue reading

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Day 2 Meteora Greece

DAY 19 MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER.  Bus to the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron and a return via the town of Kastraki to Kalambaka. Yesterday and today were days that will remain in our memory forever.  The bus took us to … Continue reading

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