Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wanderlust: Albania

It seems that so many people are dying to travel to Greece. Something about the crystal clear water, the delicious food, the unique culture. Well, you might be surprised to find out that Albania, an often unspoken-of country that borders Greece to the North, offers all of these things as well. When I hear "Albania", I first think of its history which, up until 1991, was a communist country. I was surprised to find out that Albania is also a very desirable tourist destination. In fact, in 2011, it was listed #1 in Lonely Planet's Top Ten Countries list. I like the idea of traveling to a more hidden country, one that flies under the radar--it usually means there will be more genuine interaction with locals and better deals. My question is: Is Albania still a hidden gem?

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Ana Degenaar said...

Seriously swooning.

Nikki said...

It is AMAZING! Seriously, GO NOW! The beaches are amazing, the water is so warm, and the sand is white. The people are so nice, especially to tourists. It's surprisingly "expensive" compared to it's neighboring countries (still affordable on a more Western salary) just because there aren't a lot of hostel/hotel options.

Go now before it's packed with tourists!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

OMG take me there now! Adding it to the dream destination list.

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