The beach near Monastery of Saint Nahum, North Macedonia.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Pogradec, Albania .

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Gjyrokaster, Albania on October 6th.

Friday, May 21, 2021

First day in Shkodra

It was a mixed bag of weather on Thursday, our first day in the city of Shkodra. With a population of 135,000 people, Shkodra is the 5th largest city in Albania. Temperature about 20C (68F) but mostly cloudy with possible thunderstorms.

I had contacted the guys at Go Rent Albania about the transmission noise, and we made arrangements to send the car out for service. I followed one of the guys back to the office, and of course now the noise is gone! But they gave us another car and said they would drive the other one for a day and see if the problem returns. 

We didn't really do much the rest of the day. As I said, the weather wasn't the best. But we needed to pick up some groceries, so we wandered around for an hour before stopping in to do some shopping.

The largest church in the Balkans.

The picture doesn't really show how large it is.

The wooden ceiling is really nice.

Here's a few pics from our walk...

This pedestrian street will be busy for the next few days!

This church has nice lines.

I mentioned that the pedestrian street and patios will be busy. That's because summer looks to be arriving. Sunny and pleasant for the next week, with temperatures increasing daily to 29C (84F) by Monday. We'll take it!

Today, our Airbnb host (who speaks about as much English as we speak Albanian) has offered to take us for a drive to the two tourist villages located on the lake.


And in Canada...


  1. A new town to explore! I'm looking forward as you always find interesting things to explore! Take care, Rawn

    1. A new town and a new area to explore! There are always interesting things to see no matter where we end up. :-)

  2. Looks like another interesting city. Love that church with the unique wavy roof and overall design.

    1. It seems like a nice city, especially the downtown area. There are quite a few pedestrian streets and the city isn't too big so for us it is easily walkable.

      The church definitely has pretty lines.


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