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Mar 11, 2012 - Day trip to Apollonia via Fier

Wiki Info Apollonia 3-11 Day trip to Apollonia ... got back mid p.m....did more wash, vest & shirt, dry slowly in. unheated room. Very happy here with Wifi in room doing MTJ Entries, even uploading photos quite quickly, almost 3/min.! A bit better weather, even some sun. I noticed on the way to/from the louage/taxi station small (4-6) groups of men huddled around boards in parks playing dominoes and card games. There seemed to be a lot of activity including a street market in the a.m. when we left town but all this dried up by the time we...

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Mar 5, 2009 - Ill-fated Apollolia trip

3/6/09 Oh, ill-fated Apollonia. In Roman times, Apollonia and Durres were two major towns given independent city-state status by none other than Julius Ceasar himself. Located on the Via Egnatia, they held strategic points linking the Roman empire to its trading centers in the “Near East” (e.g., Istanbul, then Constantinople). I was so excited about my experience in Butrint I decided that Apollonia couldn’t be missed. So while we had decided against it the first time around due to time constraints and frustration with the complicated and...

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