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"motherhood is like albania -- you can't trust the descriptions in the books, you have to go there. " - marni jackson
 

Highlights
Tirana's cafe culture, Kayaking in Saranda Beach

lows
Trash everywhere, Half-built buildings, Terrible Roads

head scratchers
Pillboxes, Plastic dolls hanging from all building sites, No such thing as a bus station

 

 

population (mn)

3.5 million
capital Tirana
languages Albanian, Greek
religion Muslim, Albanian Orthodox
currency Lek

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ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 4
culture: 4
fun: 2
transport: 2
nature: 3
FOOD: 3

 

 
total score: 18/30


average cost per day

$US45 per day (for two) -- surprisingly expensive when it's the least developed country in Europe

 

 
 
 
 

 
  August 19, 2004->   smuggled into albania  
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