This week I have been joined by my son Andrew. We met in Bari and took the ferry to Albania (a day late, don't ask why!)
He has now set off overland to Istanbul and I will walk into Macedonia tomorrow.
Albania is a wonderful country for walking and we have been blessed with some warm sunny days. The paths are good and there are beautiful views.
However the most amazing thing about the country is the hospitality of the people. On two occasions we have been invited to stay with families and welcomed into their homes with such kindness. We are both so grateful for the friendship of the people we have met.
We have also been able to walk some stretches of the original Roman road and visit cities which have been stops along the Via Egnathia for many centuries.
So please visit Albania and the more off the tourist routes you can get the better.