Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Now I'm Jealous!

Don't you hate it when someone else is living your dream? I've always been an avid motorcycle fan and want to start a motorcycle adventure touring company here in Albania. The geography is great, the sights are amazing, and the law is just lassez faire enough to let you get away with some two-wheeled hijinks that would have you in a U.S. jail in no time.

As I travel around I alway assess each new trip with a motorcyclists' eye. The road from Vlora to Sarande is twisty enough to keep you on your toes. The mountains between Gjirokaster and Permet have great off-road potential. Imagine the thrill of riding to Theth ... Oh wait! Someone else has done it. Damn!

An adventurous Czech company has organized a tour which includes Albania and I have to find out about it through a Google Search? Bummer. Check out part one and part two of their adventure. Even if you aren't a biker, you'll love the pictures of Northern Albania.

I really need to get to work on setting this up before I;m too old to heave a leg over a bike and head off into the hills!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Living Vicariously

All this month I've been tied down at work (figuratively) and unable to travel and unmotivated to write. Fortunately there are others out there doing the good work and I will shamelessly piggyback on their talents and adventures. The latest work I found is by a real vagabond (not an insult, he calls himself that in his blog) who is currently winding his way through Albania. Head over there and check out this latest post as well as his previous entries about Albania. Good stuff.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

National Geographic, No Less

A good omen for the start of the next tourist season. "Untouched Mediterranean" may be a little hyperbole, but the article is good. Enjoy!