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An astoundingly high number of religious monuments honoring disparate faiths are scattered around the beautiful northern city of Shkodra, testifying to the rare religious harmony of the region. Of Albania’s peculiar and tragic history,...
One of the grandest in the Balkans, the Cathedral of Shkodra has had an extraordinary story of survival. The Cathedral of St. Stephen, the patron saint of the city of Shkodra, is also...
The popular yet low-key Jonida Brahollari, aka DJ Amer Doux, knows how to cool down as much as how to get the party started. Below read the “bittersweet” DJ’s suggestions on where to eat quick and delicious Asian food, drink the best cocktails, relax in the outdoors, and best enjoy your time in the capital [...]
If you have visited Albania and would like to share the country with your friends in a meaningful way but don’t know exactly how, we suggest some wonderful translated books and collections that will do the trick. There is no one perfect way to encapsulate the spirit, culture, tradition and atmosphere of an entire country. [...]
Created almost a century ago, the Përnaska fashion house successfully survived the Communist regime to become one of the most technologically advanced brands in Albania. Gucci, in the ‘20s in Florence, was planting the seeds of what later was to become one of the largest fashion empires in the world. It was in this same [...]
Korça, the warm and cozy city of vibrant cobblestone streets, quaint houses, and romantic serenades, is an iconic destination in Albania which offers countless opportunities to enjoy it for free. Thanks to its fanatically preserved architecture and urban landscape, the very walkable city of Korça is a veritable chest of treasures. From walks in parks [...]
The harmonious co-existence of ancient cities like Bylis or Apolonia with the gorgeous landscape of this area make the requisite 24-hour visit to Fier a rich and memorable one. Below, our suggestions on how to get the most out of your day! Morning For your morning coffee, stop by Pastiçeri Rustemi (Rustemi Bakery), one of [...]
Mund ta quajё tё kaluar me sukses artisti Adrian Paci, “Provёn” e tё parёs eskpozitё personale nё Galerinё Kombёtare tё Arteve, pasi prej hapjes sё saj, nё datё 20 shtator, nuk kanё pushuar hyrje-daljet e vizitorёve. Nga Milano nё New York, nga Roma nё Paris, kanё qёnё tё shumta sallat e galerive mё tё mira [...]
This December found Albania in the aftermath of one of the biggest natural disasters of the year. While celebrations are in order, in the true spirit of the holidays, we should also ensure that we contribute as much as we can to the people affected by the unfortunate event. Most of the events organized during [...]
With a screen presence that has spanned more than two decades, Hygerta Sako, former Miss Albania and TV Show host, knows Tirana like the back of her hand. Below, she tells us where she relaxes and truly enjoys herself around the capital. Favorite Café In general, I like to have my morning coffee in the [...]
From national to privately-owned, from small and intimate to large spaces, from traditional to contemporary art exhibits, in Tirana you will find the right gallery for you. Allotting some time to art on a visit to any city is always a good idea! As luck would have it, Tirana is full of great art galleries! [...]