Albania

A Story About a Once-Communist Country

Posted by on Jul 12, 2008 in Albania, Europe & The Mid East | 1 comment

A Story About a Once-Communist Country

When the Lonely Planet lists ‘cool flag’ as a highlight for a country, you know you’re in for an adventure. As soon as we crossed the nautical border, gone were the English speakers, transportation and hotel options presented to you on a silver platter, and masses of tourists; in their places, our broken Albanian, unmarked furgons (mini-buses) in back alleys, and castles devoid of any visitors. Albania was a much-needed change of pace and a rewarding challenge. Allison and I decided to take a break from the coast and travel inland to tour the once mighty Albanian...

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