Browsing Month September, 2013

A New Yorker visiting Vlora

By at September 15, 2013 | 01:22 | 0 Comment

Here at VisitVlora.com we love the fact that by running this portal we come in contact with so many awesome people from all over the world. All of them has a different background, representing different cultures and have a different story to tell. One thing is for sure, they all LOVE TRAVELING.

Today our guest is from New York and has visited Vlora this summer. Let me introduce you to Brian Malone … a New Yorker who visited Vlora.

Where are you from and what’s your name? What’s your story?

Im am Brian, from New York. I work in Finance, this was my first trip to Vlora in Albania.

How did you get the idea of visiting Vlora, Albania? And what did you hear/read about Vlora that made you want to visit our city?

My wife was born in Vlora and this was a trip to see where her family came from.

 

How did you travel to Albania and Vlora? Was it easy, any difficulties? What’s the best route and the most economical one for visitors from your home country?

We flew on Luftansa, then took a private car from Tirana to Vlora.

 

Was is easy to get the information you were looking for before your arrival and after your arrival?

For me it was very easy, as I stated earlier I was with my wife and she is very familiar with the city.

 

How about the communication with people during your arrival and stay?

Most people I came in contact with spoke some English as well I was working on my Albanian.

 

At which are and hotel did you stay in Vlora? What made you choose that hotel?

We stayed at The Hotel Vlora International, we chose it for its central location and its rating, we also stayed at the Royal Blue Hotel in Dhermi.

 

Which attractions did you visit and you would like to suggest them to other visitors?

Dhermi. If you have a look at this photo you will understand exactly why.

Dhermi Vlora

Dhermi in Vlora. Brians favorite place

 

How was the level of food served in Vlora? Any Restaurants you liked more than the others?

Service was good, I recommend Restorant Ideal and Speranza both were excellent.

What didn’t you like in Vlora?

I cant think of a bad thing about the city.

 

What’s your general impression of Vlora? Did you see the industrialization of tourism affect the country? How did you like it and what made you the biggest impression?

I see it helping the overall economy and the city will benefit in the next 5 to 10 years.

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Udhetim ne Shqiperi me biçikletë

By at September 2, 2013 | 19:01 | 0 Comment

Udhetim ne Shqiperi dhe rikthimi me biçikletë

Një vit e gjysmë pas udhëtimit të parë me biçikletë në Shqipëri vendosa të rikthehem në një sezon shumë më mikpritës. Në ndryshim nga ai fundvit, të cilin e kalova duke pedaluar rrugët malore të mbuluara nga akulli, nga rrethinat e Tiranës e deri në Liqenin e Ohrit, itinerari i ri ishte përgjatë gjithë bregdetit të Jugut, nga Vlora në Butrint, parku arkeologjik i përfshirë prej vitesh në trashëgiminë e UNESCO-s. Motive të ndryshme më shtynë të rikthehesha në Shqipëri, disa prej të cilave lidhen me bukuritë e vendit, të zbuluara fillimisht përmes kërkimeve në internet. Por edhe arsye të tjera praktike, që kanë mjaft rëndësi. Do ta filloj nga këto të fundit.

Shqipëria është e lehtë të arrihet me traget nga Italia, një zgjidhje relativisht e lirë (70 € nga Brindisi) që ju lejon të transportoni biçikletën tuaj pa pasur nevojë për ta çmontuar dhe paketuar nëpër qese, siç ndodh gjatë udhëtimeve me aeroplan apo trenat rajonalë.

Shqipëria është shumë ekonomike e të lejon të provosh çdo luks pa prekur rëndë financat, çka në këtë kohë është gjithnjë e këshillueshme. Neve nuk na mungoi asnjëherë asgjë: mbrëmjet në hotele, darkat në taverna dhe udhëtimet në vendet më interesante. (more…)

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The Archaeological Guide of Albania

By at September 2, 2013 | 14:15 | 0 Comment

The republic of Albania

Albania is one of the youngest European states and the last country to emerge from the collapse of Ottoman Turkish power at the beginning of the 20th century. Underlying Albania’s often-turbulent history is an extraordinary archaeological heritage of international significance, the evidence of which is to be found everywhere in the cities and countryside, hills and mountains.

Tourists visiting Albania

Each year, thousands of tourists visit Albania, drawn primarily to the vast archaeological site at Butrint – now almost forgotten, but viewed by historians as the Marseilles of its time as late as the Middle Ages – but also experiencing a number of the other archaeological and heritage sites which Albania has to offer, including Shkodra, Apollonia, and Berat. In addition to these sites, there are a number of lesser-known, but nonetheless exquisite sites and monuments which visitors are often unaware of.

Archaeological guide og Albania

This guide provides a unique introduction to 50 of Albania’s archaeological sites, enabling visitors to enjoy the best-known sites, but also to venture out to the more remote monuments, many in stunning locations. This book will lead the visitor in the footsteps of Odysseus, Caesar and Lord Byron, through Illyrian valleys and over breathtaking mountain passes to explore the beautiful country of Albania and its archaeological heritage.

You can get this guide of Albania at Amazon if you would like to read more about Albania and have it delivered at home.

archeological guide of Albania

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