Day trips from Tirana, Albania: Kruja

By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton This post contains affiliate links Thanks to its political isolation for nearly half a century, Albania has, understandably, rarely figured as a destination of choice on the tourist trail. That’s a shame because the country will undoubtedly captivate you. We certainly found this on a short break to its...
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Tirana’s Skanderbeg Square: a snapshot of Albania’s past

By Emma Marshall Before arriving in Tirana, I have to confess I knew very little about the city, other than that it was the capital of a former communist country that, until relatively recently, rarely, if ever, featured on a “must-see” list of places to visit.  But it’s increasingly appearing in travel blogs as a...
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Vlore: A trip to the Albanian coast

By Emma Marshall We’d decided we wanted to check out the Albanian coast as part of our wider trip to the country.  But as we drove into the coastal resort of Vlore, I wondered if I’d made a big mistake. We’d arrived in the middle of a fierce storm.  The town was deserted, waves were...
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