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

Tirana's cafe culture, Kayaking in Saranda Beach

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

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 4
culture: 4
fun: 2
transport: 2
nature: 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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