On Saturday, we and our Australian friend Fiona went on a fun adventure to a nearby castle named Kruja. We found a furgon (aka. matatu or public mini van) that would take us 32 km, directly to the village for 200 leke ($2) a piece. Quite the steal, and an absolutely beautiful drive up the mountain. On our way we stopped for some byrek, and for lunch we enjoyed some stone-fired pizzas and greek salads. We explored the touristy markets with some traditional Albanian rugs, cloths, and antiques. And we climbed around the 600-700 AD ruins of the ancient castle. Spring is in full bloom here in Albania, so the poppies, and yellow and white-daisy-looking flowers were scattered throughout the grass. The weather is a perfect 70-some degrees these days, which makes for perfect explorations. Here are some photos of our fun day with Fiona ! She was a fantastic travel-buddy. If you’re reading this…we hope to have you here again soon. Next time, maybe Berat!