On to country #74 – Albania! There are no train links so arriving from Montenegro included a shared car ride with a chain-smoking, Red Bull downing, techno music blasting driver from Serbia (quite the experience). There was supposed to be a bus, but only myself and a French and Spanish guy had signed up…so an Opel hatchback it was! More on the trip to Albania and the city itself in a future Sheraton Tirana Trip Report, but for now, a few pics from the hotel – the first Western brand in Albania (rates were under $120 and cash and points had a rate of just 3,500 SPG points per night). The hotel reminded a lot of my stay at the Sheraton Bratislava:
…and a few from the city itself:
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