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Albania Furgon Ride

The Albania Furgon Experience

My first furgon ride in Albania was a trip! A furgon is a minibus, similar to a Turkish dolmuş, the latter of which means “stuffed”. Furgon should mean “packed to the gills” because that’s exactly how they roll.     I was taking the furgon from Berat to Gjirokastra, about a three hour ride. Furgons don’t always leave until the…

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Njeguši Montenegro

Njeguši village, Montenegro – Smoked Ham & the Axe Man

High up in the mountains above Kotor, Montenegro, lies the village of Njeguši (neh-joo-see). The village is famous for it’s smoked ham called “Njeguški pršut”(like proscuitto) and local cheese called “Njeguški sir”. They’ve even laid out a “Ham Trail” if that’s your thing!   The village is a stop for every tourist on mostly any tour around the country. I was…

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My nine-hour bus ride with Turkish Tourette’s guy

It was my first long-haul bus ride in Turkey, traveling from Antalya in the south to Selçuk on the west side of the country. Eight hours didn’t seem too bad when I originally planned my itinerary. No problem, I’ll just take a nap for a few hours and when I wake up, I’ll be in Selçuk. No sweat! Right? Well,…

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Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair

On my walk back to the guesthouse, every time the wind blew I smelled him on me. In my hair, on my clothes, on my face. UGH. I smelled like I showered in man sweat. I made it back around eight in the morning. The guesthouse owners were sitting in the reception area and looked up as I walked in.  I felt…

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