Not far from where we are staying in Durrës is a Mexican-style restaurant in a touristy part of town. In the US, we would avoid this type of place at all costs and head to a more authentic place… but here? Thousands of miles away from Mexico and the west coast of the US? All bets are off. Haha.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

No, it wasn’t authentic. Not even close but it hit the spot. We all miss Mexican food so much.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

5 entrees at this touristy spot cost us $21 USD plus another $10.50 for drinks all around. Not bad at all. We usually skip drinks because it’s crazy that they cost half as much as a meal. The promise of Mexican food made us break all kinds of our own rules. Haha.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

While we travel abroad, we also have another rule called “Ice cream every day!” No explanation needed. A scoop here set us back 82 cents each.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

The boardwalk close to the port is filled with carnival rides and vendors.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

And also a decent amount of stray dogs. Actually, the whole country has a large stray dog population. No stray cats here like we saw all over Croatia and Montenegro.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Beaches this time of year are covered with seaweed and this special type called Neptune Balls.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

At the far end of the boardwalk is a seating area that was perfect so some people watching and kid shenanigans.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Luka staring out into the Adriatic Sea once again.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

A puppy dog longing to play with the kids.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

You don’t have to ask twice. Hehe.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

The kid’s eyes lit up when they saw bumper cars, especially Luka who was tall enough to finally ride on them. But there wasn’t a height chart anywhere so maybe any kid here is tall enough. Ha.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Driving to and exploring Durrës, Albania blog.

Thanks for following along,
Marlene

 

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