- Highlights were Albania, and the Valbona Valley in particular - a special place indeed.
Peja, Kosovo and Prizren were also great. Skopje was weird, but nice. Ohrid was fantastic.
Overall, a well balanced trip with just enough of everything to keep each day different!
Don't forget your sink plug, although the standard of hotels was generally high - with the notable exception of Hotel Briliant, somewhere near Prishtina, Kosovo.
Albania is incredibly cheap - 3 course meal, with 3 alcoholic drinks = £6. Kosovo gets a bit more expensive, and Macedonia is ridiculous - imagine actually paying £1 for a beer!
Endrit, our guide, and Fati, the driver, were a great team and kept us informed and entertained throughout.
The walks were not at all strenuous, if you are used to walking. But there are opportunities to avoid the walking entirely, if you wish (wouldn't advise it though!)
Only slight drawback was that doing the last trip of the season, we arrived at some places too late at night to be able to see anything (due to the dark!) - in particular, Mavrovo National Park, Macedonia - and then left first thing in the morning. Not a major issue.
Published on: 03 November 2015