We re-visited Thethi where, since the last time we visited it in 2018, road construction has begun on the last section of the SH-21 to allow people with Porsches to reach the heart of the Albanian Alps. For off-roaders there is also the south “road” to reach Thethi in style. We saw the dunes of Shëngjin but concluded that it was not so spectacular. Then drove the long way to Valbonë, Also in the Albanian Alps. This town already has an asphalt road leading to it, so here you can see what Thethi can expect in the near future. We wrote something about both villages here.
We went back to Shkoder with the Komani lake ferry, enjoying the fabulous views inside the canyon.
We visited Tirane, a very nice and bustling city with lots of things to see, and walk around Blloku. From Tirana we drove south along the coast to Gjipe beach, a place hard to get away from. Close to Borsh we took a turn inland to Kuc and spent a few days near to the Nivice canyon. After that we visited the area of Gjirokaster, the Blue eye near Dhrovan and Permet. We decided to go to Lengarica canyon (yes another canyon) that also has some thermal springs,
From there we took a bad road to Frasher.
We came along a large complex of the Bektashi, took a bad road (again, in this case the sh75) to Korce, had to wait a long time for our parcels to arrive, drove to Shebenik-Jablanika Nat Park, visited Gramsh and met Alfred because we had to do some urgent repairs.
In this area we also visited the Kanioni i Holtes and we drove up to Mt Tomorr, the highest peak in central Albania.
After a short visit to Polican we went back over the mountains to Pogradec to pick up the parcels, replaced the ball joint and household battery in Korce. And after a short visit to Tirane (again) to make sure Binkie was OK, we crossed the border to North Macedonia.