Culture shock

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“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
But better not in Albania.
Trash, shit and dead animals beside the street, most shops closed and absolutely chaotic traffic.
And then somebody started talking to me and asked (in the second sentence) how I like his country.
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But I have to admit, not everything is bad in Albania. The people are very friendly and the landscape can be beautiful.

The castle we visited was amazing.
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Through my pictures you can only imagine how big the castle really is.
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At the castle you can see ten water supply wells that are still full of water.
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Different elements of the huge castle have remained too, i.e. a tower, bows or a complete house.
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Beside the wall, like in Croatia, some pomegranates grow. Kevin likes this fruits very much and every now and then he picks some.
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2 thoughts on “Culture shock”

  1. It looks somehow abandoned, or were u just the only visitors? Was there any museum, souvenir shop, billboards explaining the local history or other activity?
    Eerie but really nice pictures! I like Albanian music. Did you get to hear some?

    1. We where the only visitors at that time. Just a few minutes later, four buses of school kids showed up and the place was stuffed 😀 . They had some boards with a map of what the castle looked like, back in the days. Unfortunately we never heard Albanian music. In fact i remeber Albania as a sad country, so music probably wouldn’t come to my mind ;). A bit similar to India: After the first shock, i’d like to go back and see more.

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