Few more interesting insights about the fortress of Kruja

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Couple more interesting insights about the fortress of Kruja

Some time ago, we had already published an article on the fortress of Kruja; now, within the part wise guided camper trip through Albania, Greece and Macedonia, we have got further impressions, which we gladly publish in another article, especially since the fortress of Kruja is such an historical sanctuary for the Albanian nation.

Our tour through the impressive fortress of Kruja

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Our tour through the impressive fortress of Kruja

After the visit of the Skanderbeg Museum which is inside the fortress of Kruja, a tour of the castle grounds and the local buildings should follow, in spite of the threatening dark sky, which was part wise looking like strong rain could appear, but we were lucky.

Durrës on the Via Egnatia - city tour and Roman history

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Durrës on the Via Egnatia - city tour and Roman history

As one of the two starting points of Via Egnatia on the Balkans and as a possible arrival point by ferry from Italy, the city of Durrës was always in the focus of our interest.

Albania's bunker history - the Bunk'Art Museum Tirana

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Albania's bunker history - the Bunk'Art Museum Tirana

Whenever the name of Albania falls in talks, two theses emerge, which we can not share without contradiction, because of our experiences during the travels through the country: "mafia structures in politics and economy" and "everywhere bunkers".

Ascent to Petrela - Coffee break in the castle´s garden

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Ascent to Petrela Castle - Coffee break in the castle´s garden

After the really interesting cave exploration in a side valley next to the road from Tirana to Elbasan, we finally wanted to visit the Petrela castle on the hilltop south of the river Erzen, about 500 meters above sea level.

Tirana - Capital in Change to Modernity

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Tirana - Capital in Change to Modernity

Tirana, the capital of Albania, lies on the west side of Mount Dajti on the transition from the coastal plain to a hilly landscape in central Albania. To the coast of the Adriatic Sea at the port town of Durrës it is only about 30 km of air line.

From Elbasan to Camper Stop Hotel Baron Tirana

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From Elbasan to Camper Stop Hotel Baron Tirana

Already at the beginning of our search for a secure and easy going camper route to the south, which is intended to show all-seasons camping sites or camper stops along Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece along the coast, we had found Hotel Baron in Tirana as a way to explore the capital Albania during a short stay before the traveler continues the way to the South (even for long term stay).

Skanderbeg - Albanian myth and desire for freedom

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Skanderbeg - Albanian myth and desire for freedom

During our visit to the Skanderbeg Museum, the desire for more information about this fighter for independence and freedom as a ruler of the past had grown, surely affected by all the mythologies that still surrounds his personality.

Kruja - center in the struggle for freedom against Ottoman

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Kruja - center in the struggle for freedom against Ottoman

After our visit to Durres we were driven to mountain town Kruja by passing Tirana where today a living museum reminds Albanian freedom fighter Skanderbeg and which increasingly ensures tourist interest from abroad.

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