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Time for Thethi

This weekend I got to hike Thethi Mountain.  We took a ferry to Valbona National Park and spent a relaxing night in Valbona.  We then hiked over the mountain and arrived wet (it rained), tired and craving a good meal.

If you ever find yourself in the area I highly recommend camping or staying with Thethi Shpella Guesthouse. They deliver big time with good company and a great meal. There are some also great rests stops along the way serving up goat cheese, fresh water and other snacks.

It was a great hike and I have the blister on my foot to prove it.

Accursed Mountains, Albania

Accursed Mountains, Albania

Some observations from the weekend:

  • Valbona National Park

    Valbona National Park

    I love to hike because of the vistas, the forests and the personal challenge.

  • The trail over the mountain was very well marked
  • One of the owners of the cafe close to the top of the mountain had lived in Westchester County, New York.
  • Albania is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
  • Albania sometimes reminds me of the Adirondacks.
  • Converting Lek to Euros is sad. (140 Lek to 1 Euro)
  • Raki should be distilled twice
  • I love the way my body hurts after a hike.
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