The ferry trip through the amazing Koman lake in Valbona river gorge, was outstanding and the road from Shkodra to Koman and from Fierza to Valbon are some of the best scenic roads in a country where most roads are scenic.
I spent two wonderful days at Valbone valley at another homestay. I've seen two places accommodating tourists, Alfred's family's who own the Rillindja Kafe-restaurant and the Kol Gjoni "hotel" Valbon the other edge of on near Rragami and the Valbon pass.
In Rragami they are building now a restaurant with a few nice wooden cabins.
I've heard about people of Rragami who let rooms at their houses too.
There are many trails in the valley and the surrounding mountains and mountain climbing treks as well.
I took some quite easy trails on the way to Rragami and back. on the way back it was raining a bit but it didn't stop me of going to Rillindja for Turkish coffee.
At the place were Alfred and Alfred, the owner and the local policeman, having coffee, Raki and native pistachio nuts. this pistachio nuts were not roasted and I didn't like their taste.
We talked about the country, the economy an about Israel. Many Shqiptar I talked too like Israel. They are pretty surprised to learn that Israel is even smaller than Shqiperia.
There are several reasons for their attitude towards Israel: Shqiptar are very tolerant to other people beliefs. From days of Christianity, there were Catholics and Orthodoxies there who lived in peace. The Turks made some people convert to Islam, so in the family were both Christians and Moslem (Skanderbeg's wife was Orthodox). The chieftains oath was based on cooperation between people of different religions and the free country had no formal religion (Moslem became majority only after the Turks reconcord the country).
Jews, like all the others enjoyed freedom of belief and were equal citizens. Then in world war II the Shqiptar defended the Jews from discrimination and no Jews in the country were deported of exterminated by the Nazis. Israel acknowledged this by giving the nation title of "Righteous among the Nations". People heard about that and appreciate it.
When I told people there is great similarity between this two ancient people from the 2nd millennium BC that still keep their culture through the ages, they agreed with enthusiasm.
Later I told Alfred, the policeman that the area must be very calm if he can seat most day at the Kafe, talk, lough and have coffee and raki. He misunderstood me at first and was offended, but than he got the point, laughed and started telling police action stories.
Later in the evening I had a very interesting conversation with a tourist guide from Tirana about his language, Semitic languages and his country and mine.
I also met there a lot of family relatives who came to visit from the near town Bajram Curri and a cousin from Tirana who was a highschool student and spoke good English.
This young boy and some other relatives are from Peje in Kosova, and they persuaded me I should go there.