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who can recommend me to visit Albania

I`m planing to visit albania but I don`t know how does it looks like to spend my holiday over there? any idea?

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1. Re: who can recommend me to visit Albania

My husband and I took a trip to Albania in October 05. My husband is from Tirana, Albania and has many family members living in both Tirana (capital city) and Durres (city by the sea). Albania is a beautiful country with many cultural and ancient sites to visit. You must be prepared with first educating yourself on the history of albania, therefore you can understand the culture and you will understand why the country is the poorest european country. The south of Albania is a must...the water is so pure and clean and the topography of the whole area is so rugged and natural. A gem that has yet to be discovered by so many. The cuisine is excellent and you will find the Albanians to be warm and welcoming.

I hope you spend your holiday in Albania!

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Hi marks,

I hope you didnt change your mind about at least spending some time in Albania. I am sure you will feel good to say that you were curageous enogh to explore this country when it was still unknown because it will, now that things are improving so fast. It is still virgin but adventure tourists are already here. You can find good hotels with medium prices (cheaper than europe though), different food and tastes.

I can give you information if you like .....

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HI maksman. i have just came back from Albania. Lots of photos. What your e-mail. About the trip. the country is an unspoil beauty with staning mauntains, lakes and beches. In Tirana I particukar like a new cable car which is going to the highst mauntain in Tirana (recomended to visit in the morning due sun position for better view). There still a lots of work needs to be done in Albania to become a proper Europenian standart cou.ntry (rubish on the streets, very bad roads). But private hospitality businesses working really well, cheap, frendly. REally nice people. Great drive between Tirana and Pogrodec - on a top of mauntains.

HOlidays advice will depend what are you ecspecting from holidays. If you are looking for outstanding medetarian beauty, cheap, cultural and simple - albania is for you. Do not expect great shopping and pleasant (roads are not smooth in some places). Anyway ask me any questions

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I recomand to searching on google with "saranda" "dhermi" "tirana" "butrint"...or to see the web page www.geocities.com/albaland or too www.turizmi.com, wheres u will find many msg in english or italian...I have seen a message before..and is truth that some of national road are roots but, if u thinking that before 1991 is no one person that have a particulary car!. U will be wondered about bunkers in all the territory of albania (they are almost 700.000 bunkers, that today one of them is compared with an great apartment). Also the beach shore is almost 300 km, from shkodra (velipoja) and till konispol (south-Saranda). The best cities to visit they are Kruja (about 1 hour from tirana) the historical museum of Scanderbeg, Durres (the great amphiteater...that some parts are discovered soonly - the lion port's, and museum of archeology), Shkodra ("the city without light's we called us...") wheres u will find in the same place, the sea, the river, the mountains, the lake and that very beautiful Rozafa Castle), Berat and the houses inside of castle (the city of 3000 houndered windows, 3500 years old...), Gjirokastra (the stone city..the houses are constructed by stone, and very old city and very nice traditional cousine!), and if u have enought time to visited the great ancient city of Butrint that's situated in south of saranda, Apollonia (city of fier), etc.etc. In every place wheres u want to goes, u will find many minibuses (or furgon...called in albanian!- and they are very cheap).

I not was in the south of albania till now (because I finished the university outside my country!) but I discovered that in the same time is the country of contrasts, the beauty of mediterranian and wondered country...ALBANIA, A COUNTRY WHERE REALITY SURPASSES IMAGINATION...

www.geocities.com/edmond_prifti

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i fully recommend taking a trip to albania, i was over there for nine weeks visiting my husband, it is lovely.

never mind the roads, nor the rubbish! it really isnt that bad, i can think of far worse places to go!

people always say about the roads and the rubbish but the government really are trying to do something about this,things dont happen over night!

i was stunned by the views i could see from my house, as i had not been told many good things about albania but once i got there it felt like home, the people are friendly, the food and drinks are cheap,overall i would recommend it 150%! there are many many things to do over there, it is a lovely place, dont listen to anyone who says otherwise! :-)

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6. Re: who can recommend me to visit Albania

i fully recommend taking a trip to albania, i was over there for nine weeks visiting my husband, it is lovely.

never mind the roads, nor the rubbish! it really isnt that bad, i can think of far worse places to go!

people always say about the roads and the rubbish but the government really are trying to do something about this,things dont happen over night!

i was stunned by the views i could see from my house, as i had not been told many good things about albania but once i got there it felt like home, the people are friendly, the food and drinks are cheap,overall i would recommend it 150%! there are many many things to do over there, it is a lovely place, dont listen to anyone who says otherwise! :-)

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Albania is a beatiful country and you have to spend a few days to visit it. If you do not have enough time you have to go back one day. You must visit Tirana, Gjirokaster, Saranda, Kruja, Berat. The best time to visit is Spring, Summer or Fall.

Enjoy your time.

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I am a Canadian, and am Jewish, is Albania a safe place to visit?

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Hi I am a canadian and I am jewish.I want to know if Albania is a safe place for me to visit.

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10. Re: who can recommend me to visit Albania

albania is the only country in europe that had more jews after the holocaust than it did before ... u should be fine

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