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A Week in Albania – Blogger’s Guide to Albania

We thought of doing a guide to Albania but after careful reflection decided, nah! Let someone else do it. What’s the point of all these bloggers roaming the world otherwise?

The Forgotten Railway – A Journey Through the Heart of Albania
Amer, a London based architect, takes a rail journey from Tirana to Pogradec.

Off Track on the Northern Albania Komani Lake
Todd Wassel rides a ferry on his travels in the spectacular mountains of Northern Albania.

Albania and its Indestructible Bunkers
One of several Albanian posts by Andy Jarosz, this one examines the tangible manifestations of former communist leader Enver Hoxha’s paranoia.

On the Albanian Riviera, a Frugal Paradise
Seth Krugal hires a car and seeks adventure along an 80 mile stretch of beaches and villages between the cities of Vlore and Saranda.

Experiencing Expat Albania
Deborah O’Kane visits friends living in Tirana.

The Balkan Rally: Stage 4 – Bosnia to Albania
The party from England to Macedonia nears its conclusion.

Head Over Heels: Albania
Kris comes away with a largely positive view in his examination of what is to like and dislike about Albania.

Volunteer in Albania – A  Nightmare Story
Boob groping children and the ever present mafia make Melissa Schultz’s efforts to do some good  seem pointless.

Untidy Albania’s Silver Linings
Jamie Twigg’s less than positive views on the country.

Hurry, Hurry
One of many posts from an ‘NGO wife’ on her life amongst the Albanians.

PHOTOS

Daily Travel Snapshot: Kruje, Albania
By Nellie Huang of Wild Junket.

Albania on Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/groups/90985285@N00/

Amarildo Topi’s Photostream on Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/discoveringalbania/

TrekEarth
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Albania/

World66
http://www.world66.com/europe/albania/lib/gallery

TripAdvisor
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPhotos-g294445-Albania.html

YOUTUBE

The History of Albania
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T4HduDCSvE

Skanderbeg – Illyrian Albanian Hero
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXkr-D8AiE0

Famous Albanians
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3YlZNVoBTo

Albania Language Translations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1RvAKL7aDs

Driving in Albania (BBC Top Gear)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyH-351Z_-0

Road trip – Albania, July 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAlAqbXsKYA

Kesha – Tik Tok, Peace Corps Volunteers in Albania
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSxcLPKGLMg

Beautiful Albania in 4 Minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VTpD0ntQDY

Vlora Nightlife
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pedRa-QmL8s

Albanian Riviera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjpSboPbd5I

GUIDES TO ALBANIA

CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/al.html

WikiTravel Guide to Albania
http://wikitravel.org/en/Albania

MORE ALBANIA

Albania on Twitter
http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23albania

Albania Tourism
Visit Albania: @visitalbania

Lonely Planet Thorn Tree: Albania
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forum.jspa?forumID=15&keywordid=103

Guidebooks
Albania (Bradt Travel Guides)*
Blue Guide: Albania & Kosovo*
Albania, Traveller Guides*
Lonely Planet: Western Balkans*
English-Albanian and Albanian-English Dictionary*

Image courtesy of Scanderbeg2

* Affiliate links

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