Oct 22, 2012
Saturday Karim and I planned to go to Dajti National Park, Albania, located 26 km to the east of Tirana. You can go up to 1230m above sea level in under 15 minutes, the Austrian-built Dajti Express cable car or Teleferiku. So Saturday we happily boarded a taxi for the Dajti Express, but unfortunately it was closed for repair. A lot of families and a bus from Kosovo also arrived together with us to try the Dajti Express, but as us they were in vain, and no information on their home page. Instead we took a walk among the villages on the mountain side. As we were informed that the Dajti Express would be working Sunday, we tried again, but not so surprisingly with the same negative result.
Posted by Jesper Ansbaek at 2:17 AM
Friday, 19 October is day off in Albania, and Karim fra Grontmij, on a short visit to our project, and I went to Durrës - the most important seaport in Albania and the second larges city after Tirana. We went north of the town, where there are very few hotels and tourists compared to south of Durres
Posted by Jesper Ansbaek at 12:48 AM
Oct 8, 2012
To get from Thethi to Tirana we had to take the minibus to Skhroder, and another bus from there to Tirana.
Posted by Jesper Ansbaek at 1:26 AM
Oct 5, 2012
Theth remains remote. It is most easily accessible by a 25 km unmade road from the village of Boga which is impassible during the winter months and is not generally suitable at any time of the year for motor vehicles without off-road capabilities.
Posted by Jesper Ansbaek at 11:09 AM
Oct 4, 2012
The mountain pass which separates Thethi from Rrogami is only passable on foot. It is a challenging hike over a poorly marked trail. Parts of the trail are a bit sparse. The hike is spectacular, claimed to be one of the best in the world. The trail is actually a part of a (several?) thousand years old trading route from Kosovo to Shkodra. The trail begins at the very end of the village of Rrogam. The trail is rather light, and seems to disappear at some points. On our way we experienced stunning scenery and grand vistas, a unique and difficult way of life, and traditional Albanian houses and villagers.
Posted by Jesper Ansbaek at 8:11 AM