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Goodbye to Tirana

Tirana day five

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Our plane on the tarmac at Tirana Airport

Quo Vadis

Our flight home was in the early afternoon so we had time for a leisurely breakfast in Quo Vadis, the nearby bar where we’d enjoyed yesterday’s great football match. Then we finished packing and walked to the airport bus stop on the far side of Skanderbeg Square. It was about a twenty minute walk but with wheelie bags not a problem. Plus, it gave us a chance for a last look at a few of the sights of Tirana.

Street sign

The bus was already at the stop when we got there, and already quite full. It left on time at 10.00 but because of traffic took about 40 minutes to reach the airport rather than the advertised 30. That still left us loads of time for check-in, security and an early lunch in one of the coffee shops.

Although we were flying British Airways, our plane was leased from Finnair. I took a few photos as we boarded, slightly surprised to see more distant mountains still with a little snow.

Tirana Airport from the plane

Just after take-off

The flight was uneventful and fairly soon we were back at Heathrow and soon after that back home. We’d only been away four nights but we’d packed so much in that it felt a little longer!

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Sounds like a very fun short break.

by irenevt

Yes, a great little trip - thanks for following along Irene :) I WILL catch up with you one day :)

by ToonSarah

I enjoyed reading through you adventures on this trip. You put a weeks worth of memories into 4 days.

by littlesam1

Thanks Larry - we seemed to see quite a lot of the city and yet it felt relatively leisurely :)

by ToonSarah

Finnair spotted! Hah :) You had a great little miniholiday :)

by hennaonthetrek

Well spotted! We'd booked with BA but they'd contracted Finnair to fly that route :)

by ToonSarah

All's well that ends well... Sarah, thanks for your great stories about your stay! ¬ Happy trails in the future!¬

by Vic_IV

Thank you Victor :)

by ToonSarah

the perfect destination for a short getaway! :)

by Ils1976

Thanks for following along Ils :)

by ToonSarah

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