Many cities in Catalonia celebrate a Festa Major in August. These festicaly get quite crazy! In Manresa we got pretty wet during the “Correaigua”…
Boat Tours in Taubergießen
In Taubergießen, one of the largest nature reserves along the Rhine, you can book boat tours. So for a change we get to see some nature without any effort… 😉
No train to North Macedonia
In the 1970s and 1980s Albania had an extensive rail network with connections between all major cities. Now entire lines are turning into Lost Places.
The south is the most beautiful part of Albania. Between Vlorë, Berat and Sarandë there’s the sea, mountains, villages, national parks and beaches.
The abandoned Power Plant in Fier
The power plant in Fier was the largest combined heat and power plant in all of Albania. Operations ceased more then ten years ago, and now it is rotting away.
Albania’s dictator Hoxha ordered the construction of 750,000 bunkers to protect the country. About 170,000 were built. Most are still in place and rotting away.
Krujë, the home of Skanderbeg
In the town of Krujë everything is about Albanian national hero Skanderbeg. Not just the museum, but even the mountains are named after him 🙂
A Pyramid for the dictator
Anyone staying in Tirana can hardly ignore the dictators’ pyramid. From 1988 to 1991 the former Enver Hoxha Museum had “more or less everything Enver Hoxha had ever touched” on display.
Until almost 100 years ago Tirana only had a few thousand inhabitants, but under the Communist Regime it grew to half a million people.