80 metres of water and Albanian family life

After making my way through southern Croatia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, and Montenegro, I reach what is supposed to be off-road paradise: Albania. And so, it’s TET-time! The trans-euro-trail (or: TET) is a large network of trails throughout Europe for motorcyclists to enjoy driving unpaved stretches without getting lost. I pick up the trail from Shkodër in northern Albania where it leads into the mountains with Theth supposedly being a highlight; unfortunately this part is still cut off this time of year because of snow. Even though I can’t make it that far north, I still head out for a little while and the scenery is simply stunning. The track is a bit rough but doable; it follows the river ‘Kir’ with its incredibly turquoise coloured water. As I pause to enjoy the views for a moment I notice people crossing the fast flowing and ice cold river with wood, iron, and other construction material. An impressive way to transport their stuff across …

 

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