First impressions of ALBANIA | VANLIFE Around the world travel series

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As we continue our attempt to drive around the world in our campervan, we leave Montenegro and head into ALBANIA. This is our first ever visit to Albania and as you will see it was a very interesting few days. We help some locals, head over the mountains and experience some very interesting roads and driving !!

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Travel vlog 284 | First Impressions of ALBANIA | Country #26/197

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💬 Comments on the video

A beautiful country with amazing views and you're meeting so many kind-hearted, friendly people. I love watching your travels. Looking forward to the next installment 😊

Author — Jenni S


seismic. your progress across the world is turning into a great travelogue. Great video.

Author — barry8082


Before we lived Vanlife, in our old 🏠 house, our neighbours were Albanian. Lovely People.
Great vlog guys, jealous of the weather. Floods back in UK.
Safe travels 🚐

Author — Retro Renovations


Beautiful country. We miss breakfast when we travel! North Macedonia is lovely. You

Author — Mike Poznanovich


What a friendly welcome from Albania 🇦🇱 the bottle jack incident is a story you can tell over and over again. Great video, we are hooked 😄 Trev n Sue

Author — Poshcats Camping


This is a right proper video. It was a lot of work but this was the real deal

Author — antonioramone


my gosh, that hillside single lane! Marianne the Brave!

Author — DeeTrvl4 Life


Best vlog you've posted, very kind of you to share your jack, keep them coming.

Author — Stephen Hayward


Once again worth the wait to watch you both on your travels around this planet.
Looking forward for the next video .
Netflix was not on my TV tonight cause of this 😘

Author — Robert Wsrwick


Ha ha Chris them were some noises coming from you going over the pot holes xx

Author — Gypsy


Great vlog that was a bit dodgy with the bottle jack but turned out good safe travels guys 👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿👍

Author — wobblebox adventures


5:27 gave me a good laugh. 😀😀 Aaaah, these hollywood movies can really make or break a place. Much like the movie Hostel and Bratislava, Slovakia or Brazil and the movie Turistas. But in general, I guess they make these places more popular. ;) Another great episode of your lovely travels, M&C. Waiting for the next episodes of your Turkey adventures.

Author — June Agsaoay


Those roads, those drops I would be petrified, well done Marianne 😬😬 pro driver ♥️👍👍👍👍👍

Author — alison andrews


Awesome as usual! Thanks for sharing. We love the exciting adventures!

Author — Discovering LockeNest


Looks beautiful you both be careful, much love Maz xx

Author — Gypsy


Lovely to see all the familiar places in Albania! I think we must have both been in Shkoder at the same time haha. Shkoder was probably the craziest place for driving we came across in Albania. No traffic lights and so many cyclists! Worse than Tirana lol. We got so used to the terrible driving that we actually can't get used to the more passive driving here in Bosnia now haha! Keep expecting someone to cut us up or do something dangerous. Great video :-)
P.S. The English cars are all owned by Albanians, it's cheaper to import them from the UK than it is to buy cars in Albania!

Author — From Rust to Roadtrip


Really enjoyed this video great insight into the journey gradually back tracking all the videos - well done guys - fly the flag ....

Author — GetawayGeese


Fab video as always thank goodness you have a professional driver with you Chris 🤣

Author — Lynn


Hi guys good to see you, Albania well, interesting Country. Good to see that everyone has been very welcoming towards you guys. Looks a lovely Country just drive safe even in Russia. Loll
Glad to see your making way for Turkey and arrived safely in Istanbul. Fantastic!!!Love fiana❤❤❤❤❤

Author — fiana jojiana


Really enjoyed that. Things are getting hairy now. Stay safe 👍

Author — Life is too short