Road constructions, disappearing asphalt in some moments (on the highway!), speed limits up to 20km/h lasting for kilometers. In this way we were watching the setting sun while still being in the car and dreaming of some good dinner.
Right in the beginning when we came, we had in our heads completely negative opinion about Albania. The way there was a nightmare and driving in the city centre gave me goosebumps. Cars were driving without any signal, changing the sides suddenly, honking and having no respects to any rules of the traffic or speed limits. We also had some troubles with finding our hotel and at that time I really appreciated the help of the local waiter, who asked for directions not only shared detailed information in English with me, shared the wi-fi password and walked us to the correct spot (turned out it was a proper neighborhood).
The next day, welcomed with the albanian breakfast we were slowly changing our minds. The owners of the Guest House Mary (located by Hygeia Hospital Albania, Rruga Gjergj Kkastrioti, 1000 Tirana, Albania) were very friendly people, thanks to whom we had not only a cheap, but also comfortable stay. Unfortunately we didn’t have much free time for sightseeing, because we tried to get to Macedonia quite quickly to meet up with the Czech friend I have mentioned before. So a walk in the city centre, lunch and the next adventure were on our list for that day. Keeping it simple!