You don't make friends with salad
Trip Start Jul 17, 2011
72Trip End Oct 05, 2011
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How to turn something awful into something useful: You can't take a drive through Albania without noticing it's dotted by thousands of small, concrete domes, most of which are still pretty intact. These almost indestructible objects are bunkers that were built from 1950 to 1985, big enough to house an Albanian family of four (there are also some far larger ones). The engineer who developed them had to put his money where his mouth was and sit inside one while he was bombarded by a tank. When he emerged unscathed they were built in the thousand. These days they are popular place in which to lose one's virginity.
A horrible evening in a horrible bathroom: After a lovely dinner with a couple of lovely of English girls we met and travelled with from Gjirokastra to Tushemisht (and beyond) came the not so lovely, but reasonably familiar feeling of food poisoning. 24 hours of utter blurgh ensued... The culprit, a very delicious and highly vomit inducing mozzarella and tomato salad :(