Date of Travel: 5th October 2018
Following on from our Northern Albanian road trip – please click here if you haven’t read Northern Albanian – Road Trip
Whilst chilling on the long sandy beach of Kune-Vain-Tale Reserve, a young guy (Ndue) and his Mum (Bardhe) came over to speak to us. Ndue spoke fluent English and translated for Bardhe as she spoke none. They invited us over to their house for the evening as they wanted us to experience Albanian hospitality.
We were very grateful, as we had a fantastic time, hearing all about how Albania has changed over the last 20 years. Whilst feasting on home made wine, goats cheese, bread, jam, vegetables and in fact everything we eat and drank were all grown in their garden.
They even made their own Raki, which was incredibly strong at almost 60%.
Bardhe thought it was funny that we could not drink much.
The following day Ndue became our local tour guide and took us out site seeing. We went to a town called Lezhë, had a coffee along the river and then went up the hill to see Lezhë Castle and its view of the Lezhë.
We then headed north along the coast to see the Thrown Sand at Rana e Hedhun at Shengjin Beach.
A beautiful, long sandy beach, where a mountain meets the beach and has deep sand half way up it. Ndue tells us that in summer a slide with water is put here and people slide really fast down it, crazy aye…
We said our goodbyes to Ndue and headed south…
To read the next part of adventure please click here Central Albania
Thank you very much for reading xxx