Camping Legjenda have everything
We stayed several days at Camping Legjenda. They have camping, hotel, restaurant, bar and a pool. They also offer day trips to different attractions around Shkodër. What else can you wish for? Camping Legjenda is a family business and the owners are a couple, the husband is an artist and the wife was an English teacher.
Fruits and art works
Camping Legjenda is very nice with with plenty of lush vegetation all around the area. Apples, kiwis, grapes, olives and blackberries are growing everywhere. The area is also decorated with works of art all made by the husband.
Locally produced food
They offered a small but very nice breakfast buffet with mostly locally produced food. Fruits, herbs and vegetables fresh from the garden. In the evenings we often ate in the restaurant where the food was excellent. They offered a wide variety of dishes from Albanian specialities to delicious pasta and pizza.
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Camping Legjenda fully recommended!
We had plenty of time to evaluate the hotel, bar and the restaurant. Without any exaggerating we really can recommend Camping Legjenda if you are in Shkodër. Not to mention the owners and the other staff who always were very friendly and helpful. I wish to come back there soon.
The Puri Restaurant, traditional Albanian food
We went for a short walk down to the city centre in Shkodër. It took only 30 minutes from the Legjenda Camping where we stayed. The walk was nice and we passed lot of restaurants and cafes on our way. In a street corner we saw two (!) fish for sale! However we were heading for the Puri Restaurant which we had been told they serve excellent Albanian food.
The food... huge portions!
We were hungry so we ordered Caprese salad as a starter. Father's rice was the bestseller so that one was a must. And with the Father's rice it felt natural to take the Mother's meatball! Father and mother they kind of stick together right? And just to be safe that we wouldn't leave the place hungry we took the Pljeskavica with potatoes. But we didn't have to worry because the portions were huge!
The review on video
The Puri Restaurant is fully recommendable
The food was excellent. The Puri Restaurant was nice and lively with many hungry customers. We didn't have to wait and the waiter was nice and informative. The total bill was 5.5€ for all our food which felt very reasonable. Conclusion: The Puri Restaurant should be on your bucket list if you are in Shkodër!
A nice afternoon in Tirana and dinner at restaurant Oda
A nice afternoon in the Albanian capital Tirana. We visited the local market and had a nice dinner at the traditional Albanian restaurant Oda. We took the dessert in a coffee shop just nearby, Italian gelato together with a cappuccino.
If you are looking for the traditional Albanian cuisine then Restaurant Oda is the right place. Lamb in different ways is the main attraction. For the no meat eater there are a variety of vegetarian dishes. Different salads and of course the traditional burek which is baked, filled pastry, made of a thin flaky dough such as filo with a variety of fillings, such as meat, cheese, spinach or potatoes.
We ordered eggplant stuffed with vegetables and the lamb cooked in a wooden stove together with rice. You need to order rice separately. The portions were big and generous. The lamb was very tender with a nice taste and the rice was probably cooked in broth which made it very tasty. The stuffed eggplant was nice too.
Video clip: The visit to the local market and the review of the traditional restaurant Oda. Eating ice cream and of corse not to mention to see Miss Zane negotiating at the local market. Enjoy!
The food was for sure very traditional and came in tasty and generous portions. The downside was the waiting time. Waiting to order, waiting for the food and waiting for the bill. There were many guests and only one waitress so that was the explanation. The dishes also came one at a time, not served at the same time as would normally be expected. With that in mind I can still recommend Restaurant Oda if you are looking for the traditional Albanian cuisine.
A perfect day tour if you are in Shkodër
If you are in Shkodër you can easily do this day tour up to Komani Lake and Shala River. First you go by car to Komani Lake and from there you take the boat up to Shala River. Expect 3 hours travel back and forth and 3-4 hours at the destination where you eat lunch. After lunch you can sunbath, swim in ice cold water or just chill under a sun umbrella with a cup of coffee or a beer.
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Watch Miss C dancing in the boat and Miss Zane giving her verdict of the tour!