Highlights of Croatia

More countries are set to open in Southeast Asia, across Kazakhstan by rail, the otters of Singapore, and more travel reads.

TIRANA - This week I did a side trip to Durrës on the Adriatic Sea. It wasn’t originally in my travel plans for Albania, but it turned out to be the only rail trip that is operating from Tirana. The visit to Durrës added to the Adriatic seaports with railways that I’ve visited on this trip. These ports will form part of an article I’m working on.

In addition to Bar in Montenegro, I visited the main seaports in Croatia. This week’s post at Nomadic Notes is a summary of all the places I visited in Croatia, along with some general observations.

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