A Roadtrip through Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo

Molly and I recently took a week to drive through Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo. Each of these countries felt like a new frontier where a mountain range, river or lake created a natural border. Shifts in architecture, religious structures and people further illustrated that we were in fact in a new and unique place.

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As we climbed the eastern mountains of Albania and drove up over the ridge, we knew we were suddenly in Macedonia, with Lake Ohrid glistening in the sun thousands of feet below us.

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Below are snapshots of our drive throughout this region. We’ll follow up soon with blogs and more pictures from Ohrid, Skopje, Pristina and Prizren. Enjoy!

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Leaving home-base, heading south along the Montenegro coast

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Orthodox cathedral in Bar, Montenegro. – storm’s a brewin’

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Traffic circle in Tirane, Albania

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Entering Macedonia

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Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

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Ohrid & Samuel’s Fortress

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Outskirts of Ohrid – farm country

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Approaching Lake Prespar, Macedonia

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Lake Prespar, look toward Galichica National Park – not a bad spot to kick around a soccer ball

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Lake Prespar – looking at the Border between Greece, Macedonia and Albania

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More farm country below the Dinaric Alps, Macedonia

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Bitola, Macedonia

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Bitola, Macedonia

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Bitola, Macedonia

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From Bitola to Skopje

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Outskirts of Skopje

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Outskirts of Skopje

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Skopje, Macedonia

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Skopje, Macedonia

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Entering Kosovo

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Pristina, Kosovo’s capital city

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Pristina

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Traffic jam – outskirts of Pristina

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Outskirts of Pristina

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Outskirts of Pristina

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Kosovo highway

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Historic city of Prizren, Kosovo

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Prizren

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Gjallica mountain range east of the city of Kukës, Albania, where 450,000 ethnic Albanian refugees relocated during the Kosovo conflict in 1999

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Albanian mountains and farmland

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Albanian highway

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Back in Montenegro, home sweet home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Pingback: Traveling While Reading: The Balkans | Adam and Molly Go

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