So, a review of the last continent, where I visited, is distant and difficult to access for Russians in Australia. There is an opinion that this is a very expensive country, even in the “Eagle and Lattice”, each series about Australia begins with the moans leading to the fact that they have to live half-starving. In fact, it turned out that at the current exchange rate, Australia is a country of the middle price category, something like Spain or Greece. Given the presence of numerous low-cost flights there from Southeast Asia, we get a great place to travel (well, if not a visa).
The distance from Tallinn to Helsinki by sea - only 80 kilometers. Overland comes exactly ten times more, in addition, across the border with Russia, not part of the Schengen area, so it was logical that 97% of passengers between the two capitals rests on the ferries.
In Meteora we were advised to go to everything. "You know, there are breathtaking, we call meteors eighth wonder of the world, go by all means," - a very convincing broadcast guide. And just pathetically he added: "Departure 5.40 am." Of course, we looked at each other, but still agreed to without even thinking how to go there. Already in the bus we knew - 350 km in one direction. And they say that Europe has little!
Arrived at the hotel around 7 am, at the reception we kindly greeted by the owner, congratulating the fact that we are lucky and our room is ready for occupancy. This news caused a huge relief, since we are setting yourself up for another 5 hours so mindless pastime in the hotel lobby. Despite the fact that wild sleepy, we immediately went to the sea, then walked almost the whole city and see what's in and immediately began a search of the car.
Holidays in Corfu, we started with the rental car. Decided that the best first shoot out the sights, and then a week will be in a hurry, relax and digest what they see.
To visit the Albanian capital necessary to mentally prepare. I still remember my first shock from dirt, noise, lack of street signs and drivers dzhigits norovyaschih shoot down any pedestrian who dared to step into the roadway. Six months after returning from a trip I look at the pictures of Tirana and my memories seem far-fetched to me. Tirana - a dynamic city with a vibrant car traffic, with green boulevards, public parks, river shores in concrete and digital maps from Google. Only Photo rats along the river gives my memories certain truthfulness.