GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 8 - Page 28

3 | TAKE A FERRY DOWN KOMAN Fierzë Lake in Albania Lauren Sian, 30, English WHY | Albania is an up and coming destination. It is ready to shed it’s strict, isolated past and move forward to the future. GGI’s need to go there before tourism really takes off. It’s one of the most breathtaking places I have ever seen and Albanian hospitality is second to none. HOW | Furgons (mini buses) depart from Shkodër at around 6-7am and take you to Koman. There’s a scheduled ferry service every morning at around 9. Watch in awe as it winds it’s way around the most spectacular mountain gorges, making stops along the way to drop off supplies to local villagers. The journey takes approximately 3 hours to Fierzë and from there you can take another furgon to Kosovo. I’m a Girl Gone International because I want to see all of the things I could only ever dream about as a child.