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Old 23-10-2018, 03:28 PM   #46
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...while the girls have made the wiser move and enjoyed the twisties while it still cool...














...checked out those funny haystacks...before finding a bridge or 2 to the north of Shkoder.







And while the new Mesi bridge is a "dirty let-down"..






....the old Ottoman Bridge-of-Mesi certainly is a stunner!!






And finally the mystery of all those half-finished houses gets solved as well...





As long as not entirely finished, no Certificate of Completion can be issued...and therefore only the piece of land the building occupies can be taxed,
not the building itself. Which apparently doesn't mean that it can't be lived in.
BALKANS...LOVE 'EM!!
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Old 23-10-2018, 03:29 PM   #47
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A bit further up the road...time for a dip in one of the local swimming holes.
Water like green bottle-glass....





Back at base...




....and checking the days' pics over a local coldie....






....as the glowering fireball slowly sinks into Lake Shkoder.










Tall stories... taller pots of beer ...laughs... and a busted rib after a slow drop on the Theth road sweeten our last night in Albania,
the morning will bring Goodbyes to Hans and Elisabeth.



And new adventures in Montenegro and beyond.


Lake Shkodra Resort https://goo.gl/W71Tde
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Old 24-10-2018, 04:41 AM   #48
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Default Re: Balkans_2018...You Only Live Once!

....the old Ottoman Bridge-of-Mesi certainly is a stunner!!






Perfect bridge, seems that they had a lot of water some times.
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Old 24-10-2018, 07:24 AM   #49
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The views are incredible...and the slow and careful descent is like slowly dropping into a parallel world, a place of
stories and myths.....somehow I feel like a 5 year old sitting in bed with a huge, dusty, old picture book on my knees.
AWESOME !!



That type of road looks really promising.


Just saw the tops of the fence posts - seems that they have to many bottles.
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Old 24-10-2018, 02:33 PM   #50
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Perfect bridge, seems that they had a lot of water some times.

Saw some pics on the net when that dry river was in flood and also during spring-thaw, when the snow melts in those mountains behind.

https://goo.gl/z2pGEw
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