About this blog

Enjoying a beautiful mountain view during a drive down the Albanian coast

I met my husband while traveling on an island in Greece.  Shortly after meeting we visited Saranda and other towns in Southern Albania, and I became thoroughly interested in this unique part of the world, with its hard-working, warm-hearted residents many of whom maintain an old-fashioned and austere way of life.  In this blog I tell stories from trips we’ve had to Saranda and other regions in Albania, as well as related research and stories I’ve come across.  I hope you enjoy the posts, and please send me your comments or perhaps even a story that you would let me include.


Hanna Onjea

2 Responses to “About this blog”

  1. Annie Sheble says:

    Hanna—I want to go but need to know the climate perameters. In other words for being outdoors what months are the best for certain activities like hiking? and are the restaurants open year-round…closed on Sundays or Mondays..but I know that might be too much like a guide book.

    • Hanna says:

      The summer months of June, July, and August can get pretty hot, with average highs between 83 and 88 degrees fahrenheit (18 and 21 degrees celcius). However, there is some really great hiking in the coastal area northwest of Albania called “Llogara National Park” (Albanian: Parku Kombëtar i Llogarasë). When you climb up you get great views of the water below, and there is no shortage of fresh sea air. The restaurants are open year-round and for all days of the week, only the beach bars usually close for the winter.

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