After 1 week in Corfu, Greece, Nina and I took a Hydrofoil to Albania (Shqipëria in Albanian).  We arrived in Sarandë in the evening and had a great meal at this restaurant on the water.  Was the first and last time we found baked eggplant in Albania.
Saranda Nina
We caught this mini-bus to Dhërmi, then walked a couple kilometers down to the beach at the north end.
Furgon To Dhermi
Contrasts... beautiful clear water and beaches, but heavily under construction.
Dhermi Street work
Ice Cream Status Scandal
We spent a night in the national park and took a short hike.
Llogara National Park Flower
Llogara National Park Nina
Llogara National Park Jonathan Nina
Llogara National Park Caterpillar
Llogara National Park Sheep Road
Bus to Berat
Bus to Berat
Historical town of Berat - a UNESCO world heritage site.
Berat House
Berat Nina
Berat alley
Berat Shadow
View from the castle.
Berat Olives
Berat Castle
Berat Mountains
Berat Mountains
Berat Nina
Arrival in the capital of Albania - Tiranë.  We had met a lawyer on the bus that gave us a ride to our hotel from the bus stop.
Tirana Arrows
Tirana Kids Sunset
The local kids walk all the way up and slide down.  We only went about 1/3 of the way - was a bit slippery white tiles and lots of broken glass on parts.
Tirana Pyramid
Found this depot of old communist statues near our hotel.
Tirana Nina Lenin
City center.
Tirana Nina Skanderbeg
Tirana Boys
Tirana Nina Sun
Tirana Buildings
Tirana Building
Fancy bar we went to to try to meet other travelers.  Didn't work out, but was nice bar.
Tirana Radio bar
Tirana City
Tirana Fruit stand
Tirana Google
Horse + duster = Rainbow Unicorn!
Tirana Horse
There were huge holes in the sidewalks everywhere... some deep enough to fall completely into.  We started calling these “Tourist Traps”.
Tirana Tourist Trap
Tirana Graffiti
Tirana Haircut
We took the train from Tirana to Durres for fun.  Quite cheap (half a euro) and unique experience  :-)
Tirana Nina Train
Tirana Train Graffiti
Train to Durres
Durres water