Free Wheeling Through Albania

Free Wheeling Through Albania

As we were planning our Albania trip, the first question that popped up was “How will we get around?”  Private transportation for two weeks was too expensive, while public transportation was too inconvenient for our overbooked itinerary.  The only viable option was renting a car.  …

Albania: Buzzed in Berat

Albania: Buzzed in Berat

Our guidebook passionately warned that Albanian red wine was utterly terrible and recommended sticking with white wines only. We are not big wine drinkers at all, but what we did want to see were the Albanian wineries.  Of course, the best part of any distillery…

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…