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Eaten up by the east: embarrassed in Albania

Eaten up by the east: embarrassed in Albania

Crikey December 5, 2012 9 Comments

A former tour guide, Carla Pratt figured it took a lot to rattle her when travelling. But a simple bus trip in Albania was enough to make her question all her travel skills.

Welcome to Albania, where ice on the road gets the bus driver dancing

Welcome to Albania, where ice on the road gets the bus driver dancing

Crikey January 25, 2012

At a certain point I asked someone when the bus to Theth would arrive, at which he laughed heartily, said “minute!” and shrugged. So the two of us have just stood here, watching local life cartwheel by, until, just as we’ve given up hope, everyone around us starts shouting “Theth!” and pointing to an ancient yellow minibus that has magically appeared across the road.