Rideforsmiles, Solo Australian to Africa Europe and Beyond, starting June 26th 2011.

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by rideforsmiles, Jun 19, 2011.

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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    And it just continued on, after so many shitty roads in Albania this was a breath of fresh air. A sign said that it was built in conjunction with Austria, they must want some of their minerals here in Albania.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    I must admit there is some beautiful scenary in this part of Albania and this ride is fantastic if your around here, I only saw one set of cops in one of the towns and there is hardly any traffic.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    More of the views in the north west of Albania.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    I should of been doing 100 miles an hour along this stretch but I was actually cruising enjoying the veiws, I must be getting old, silly old coot.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    Just a random pwetty lake along the way not far from the Albania Kosovo border.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    Hey Klodi was great to meet you too, I hope you didnt take offence to some of my pictures highlighting the rubbish everywhere but one thing you will get from me is honesty, I just call it how I see it. The road over to Kosovo was amazing had a great ride no traffic at all and only one set of cops and some great scenary. Thanks again for your hospitality while I was in Durres id like to get back and explore the south like you suggested at some point in time. Take care my friend and always keep the rubber side down.
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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    Coffee break before hitting the border, good idea sign. And so came to end my short stay in Albania, i got a little glimpse into the country and people which I have to say on first impressions was a bit ho hum but that opinion starts to change pretty quickly, the people are great and I did find some amazing scenary without looking to hard so im sure there is alot more out there to be explored not to mention there is obvioulsy a market for a garbage diposal and recycling busines down there. Hey you never say never ive got a few mates in the game and they arent poor let me tell you. The can dig their holes for their minerals and ill fill them back up with their rubbish, everyone walks away happy hahaha



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    Welcome to Kosovo now some might say it is in Serbia but dont go telling the Kosovans they wont like it. They have their own border controls own insurance which by the way only cost 15 Euro for 2 weeks and the office is right their at the border so no dramas and became the 195th independant country in 2008 according to the UN.

    The border control guys are really welcoming a nice first impression into Kosovo. Oh by the way on the way out of Montenegro there was a border post with no Albanian border control and same here no Albanian exit border control just the the Kosovan side so not sure if you need to buy any insurance for Albania, I guess at 13 dollars for a month its hardly going to break the bank and you never know it might come in handy, ahahahah on second thought as if an insurance company in Albania are going to help you if you have a prang that if they even exist, im pretty sure it would be better to get up and hightail it out of the country as fast as you can. Trust me they want know if you have come or gone lol



    Welcome to Prizren Kosovo



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    Something caught my eye maybe I was hungry looking at the horse with all thats been in the news lately.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    The main centrum of Prizren Kosovo.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    Plenty of these old buildings around town in Prizren.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    Mmmmmmm Lunch



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    Almost to the fortress above Prizren.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    The road up to the fortress overlooking Prizren.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    The view from the fortress looking back over Prizren.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    The view of tomorrows motorcycle ride into the hills away from Prizren, looks inviting.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    The fortress dates back to the Romans and has had a few tenants, the Otterman Empire amoung others.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    This is one of the old entrances to the back side of the fortress.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    An allusive picture of the Wicked Witch from the West about to mount her broomstick.



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    rideforsmiles Sheldon

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    I wonder what will happen if I touch these power pole wires, probably not ideal to let the littlens run around unattended here in Prizren



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