The last 50k on Greece was through lush woodland with even more flowers.
Then into Albania. Anticipation of difficukt border crossings proved false: far smoother that UK.
Almost at once the differences, on the surface, were apparent. A different plateau with only scrub on the hills. Mercedes seem to dominate.
A common theme is ascending a hill with steep drops. Then finding the next valley is different again. Back comes the trees and irrigation channels. 1€ for two coffees sets us up nicely for the chunky ascent to reach Sarande.