From Croatia to Bosnia to Montenegro to Albania

Friday 11th April 2014

Well we are moving on again this time leaving new friends behind but not to be forgotten, we have met some very nice people on our journey. As I write this I am thinking of the people at Bor Camp in Croatia and the Croatian/Australian lady Seka, at the small but great site also in Croatia. Seka and her husband made us so welcome, it may sound stupid but if we had not had the blowout then these are the people that we would have missed out on meeting! But if and when we do decide to travel back to the UK we have already decided that we will be coming your way that is for sure!!! (Seka let us know if the tablets do your hubby any good) .

After us leaving our new found friends (don’t for get Alice, Seka’s friend) in Croatia we travelled through the short coast line of Bosnia and Hertzegovia then stayed one night in Montenegro, it was freezing cold in the mountain town of Niksic, it was also our first night wild camping (excluding Chez Max restaurant car park in Luxembourg and yes we still remember that great meal ), we stayed on a public car park next to a pub (fancy that a pub) we walked in to the town and had a meal and a bottle of not so good wine before returning to the pub, everybody and I mean everybody in the pub was smoking including the very nice staff behind the bar it was like the black hole of Calcutta, on every table there was a bowl in the shape of a nest with eggs in them, Les asked the bartender the significance of it and apparently the Montenegros like to suck eggs with their beer! Wont be trying that!!!

Anyway the next day we got up early and set off to Albania. The people we have met in Albania have been very hospitable and kind the waiters in the restaurant attached to the camp site (Arthur (Selmani) and Leah (Ilir) have made us so welcome. The food in the restaurant was very good and cheap, a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio wine for example £6! So tonight we will be back in there for sure!
As for the Albanian roads, good God they are either ok or unbelievably bad. At one roundabout we both said that if we had not had the suspension fixed in Hungary Plodd would have been on her side with all the craters/holes in the road!Good practice for Plodd who runs at the bad roads like a powerful buffalo, she is doing such a good job.

At this campsite (4 star should be 5) there is one of Albania’s top National football team staying in the hotel section, and the site has a Olympic size swimming pool and allsorts of other things to entertain yourself with, not forgetting the ponys and chickens running free in the camp site area.
Albania is the first country that we have visited that they recommend you not to drink the tap water.

I will send some photo’s to Loop’s (my very dependable P.A.) who will post them on www.Plodd .net as soon as she has time.

Thanks for your help Loops you are doing a great job.

Dave & Les
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