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Raki-n-Roll or Getting Drunk in Albania

Raki-n-Roll or Getting Drunk in Albania

We have mentioned in this blog that we don’t drink alcohol unless we travel.  No, it’s not a complicated loophole in a mostly sober lifestyle; we are simply submerging ourselves in cultural explorations.  We firmly believe that learning about the drinking culture of a country…

Impossible to Ignore All the Red Flags: A Dive into Albanian Past

Impossible to Ignore All the Red Flags: A Dive into Albanian Past

If you look at the map of Europe with no political borders, you may not even find Albania.  Where exactly does Greece end and Albania begin?  If you remember that just a thin strip of Ionic/Adriatic Sea separates it from the heel of Italy, your…

We Ate and Paid for It: The Best Restaurant in Albania

We Ate and Paid for It: The Best Restaurant in Albania

We were driving down from the mountains, returning from spending three days in Valbona National Park.  The narrow mountain road curved and zigzagged between steep ridges and precipitous cliffs, occasionally revealing breathtaking views of lush valleys and a fast-flowing river.  We were heading towards a…

Albania: When The Price Is Right

Albania: When The Price Is Right

I never planned on going to Albania.  Albania was never on my “Top Ten Places to Visit List” or even on “If I Live to be a 100 Travel Bucket List”.  Albania was not even on the radar.  Until one evening when Victor and I…