Interrail day twenty – Bari to Venice

17 May

After almost three weeks, this is the only day that has been a total pain so far, and threatens to be a pain all day.

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Interrail day nineteen – Lushnjë to Durrës via Tirana

16 May

It’s easier to get to Tirana than it used to be, now Lushnjë has its wee bus that shuttles from the village of Karbunarë in the south to Plug in the north and back again. Previously you had to either get yourself out to motorway on foot or by taxi, or catch the bus that leaves from Lushnjë train station at 7am 🤢

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Interrail day eighteen – Lushnjë again

15 May

Another day in a small, quiet town. I hope this isn’t too boring for you. After the excitement of the UK almost winning Eurovision, maybe we need something a little quiet!

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Interrail day seventeen – Lushnjë

14 May

A slow day, which is just what I need. I had a nice long lie until… half six. But as I’m still functioning on Greek time, that’s like half seven, and therefore a lot later than the last couple of days.

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Interrail day sixteen – Thessaloniki to Lushnjë

13 May

Today I am going to Albania for the first time since 2019, when I completed a rather enjoyable tour of Albanian wineries. Like in Switzerland, here there’s no free roaming and they don’t use euros. Unlike Switzerland, though, where that left me feeling a bit at sea, in Albania I know what I’m doing.

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Interrail day fifteen – Samothrace to Thessaloniki

13 May

I do not like early starts at the best of times, but imagine my horror on finding that all the remaining coffee sachets in the hotel room’s wee bowl were actually sugar! I had to start my day with tea!

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Interrail day fourteen – Samothrace (Therma)

11 May

After yesterday I really didn’t feel like a long walk today, so I decided to take the bus (yes, there is one as it turns out) to a village on the north side of the island called Therma (hot springs).

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Interrail day thirteen – Samothrace (Sanctuary of the Great Gods)

10 May

I am wrecked! It is now 5.30pm, the time of day for chilling before the evening starts, so a good time to lie around in my hotel room and tell you about my strenuous day.

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Interrail day twelve – Alexandroupoli to Samothrace

9 May

Samothrace (Samothraki) is the final one of my three key locations, and the furthest point of my journey, so I suppose you could call it my destination. To come all the way to the eastern edge of Greece overland (and sea) has been quite an experience, but not as hard as I thought it might be.

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Interrail day eleven – Igoumenitsa to (hopefully) Alexandroupoli

8 May

The “hopefully” is because the information on the internet about buses to Alexandroupoli is a bit vague (“every four hours”) and I won’t be able to get more details until I reach Thessaloniki (or Thessalonica, or Selanik, according to your preference).

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