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Impressions of Albania

For the time being, we highlight in this report the South of Albania and the capital city of Tirana. For the time being, because Albania has an awful lot more in store, which we have not visited yet, but which is definitely on our (ever growing…) bucket list. Since the fall of what was indisputably the most xenophobe, blindly fanatic and tragically misanthrope Communist regime on European soil, Albania’s veil of secrecy and black hole mystery have been lifted and are rapidly giving way to a wide acknowledgement of the country’s treasures of natural beauty with snow-capped, rugged mountains and idyllic coastlines, combined with a rich cultural variety, spanning the historical arch from the Hellenic tribe of the Chaonians in Northern Epiros in the South, to the abundant traces of Ottoman dominance until the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913, tangible in the architecture of the cities throughout the country. So, yes, there remains a lot to explore beyond what we present to you on this page. But what we do present to you right now, will definitely give you a proper taste of what Albania is like: an attractive and welcoming place to visit, which used to be hermetically sealed off from the rest of the world for a very long time, has now opened up very resolutely, while still remaining wrapped in a cloud of healthy curiosity raising mystery, its people vaguely connected to the ancient Illyrians and it’s tongue mysteriously unrelated to anything else spoken in the entire world.

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