A Holiday in Himare

In early August, I had a girls’ weekend at the beach with two of my Peace Corps friends! Along the way I learned a lot of lessons about traveling in Albania, and despite some of the bumps in the road (literally) I had an amazing, memorable time!

To cap off my August vacations, I took a trip to Himare with two of my friends from the Peace Corps! We planned a girls’ weekend away, and it was my first experience organizing a vacation here in Albania.

Long story short: I had an amazing time, but I also learned a lot of hard lessons along the way!

Himare is a beautiful beach town located in the heart of the Albanian Riviera. It’s pretty isolated from the rest of the country and only accessible via the winding coastal road that connects Vlore to Saranda. It was one of the most scenic and beautiful drives I’ve ever taken, but also the most liable to make me carsick.

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