Tag Archives: Albania

Walking back to Byzantium along the Via Egnatia

Have you ever fancied going to Albania? Would you like to walk the route of a famous – and in places intact – Roman road to Byzantium? Visit the Byzantine marvels at Ohrid and experience the sheer romanticism of Lake … Continue reading

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Via Egnatia Slideshow – Albania & Macedonia

I am just testing out a new feature from WordPress that should enable me to display photos on the blog as a slide show. Some random pictures here from my Via Egnatia trip to Albania and Macedonia in 2009. Related … Continue reading

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Walking the Via Egnatia 2010

The Via Egnatia Foundation is finalising the plans for the second and final section of the walk, or caravan, along the Via Egnatia which will be completed in two phases in May/June and July this year. The caravan will start … Continue reading

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Destination Byzantium! The 2010 Via Egnatia Caravan

The dates for the Via Egnatia Foundation’s 2010 trek along the ancient Via Egnatia have been announced. The destination is Istanbul; through the mythical Golden Gate, and maybe ending at Hagia Sophia? Note: the first leg started on 2 May … Continue reading

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New Book – The world of European roads – from antiquity in the early modern times

I have discovered a new book on ancient European roads by Thomas Szasbo. The Via Egnatia is mentioned. The link below is a poor Live Search Translation, but for those interested in the Via Egnatia and the wider road system … Continue reading

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Walking to Find Byzantium

I have waited until now to catch-up on the walk I have just completed with a group from the Via Egnatia Foundation. Warning this is a long post! I thought I needed time to reflect before putting finger to keyboard. … Continue reading

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Discovery of the Via Egnatia Commences!

We are all entering into the unknown. We have to build the group and make sure that our mules and donkeys behave! The route of the road is not so well known so I guess we will be doing some work to try to clarify it and map it a little better. Such a diverse group of people are bound to come up with ideas for the future: archeological work; cultural endeavours; long distance footpath development etc. Continue reading

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