Favorite 10: Chill out, about and around Tirana with DJ Amer Doux - Into Albania

Favorite 10: Chill out, about and around Tirana with DJ Amer Doux

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 and its surprising outskirts. 

Favorite café 

I haven’t had coffee in two years – caffeine and I don’t get along so well. The most appropriate in my case would be “favorite tea house.” I love tea and drink it constantly. Three times a week, I go to Tony’s or Avokado Tirana as these places are close to my gym. Otherwise, I go to Kino. I tried avocado tea for the very first time recently and I found its taste interesting. But, my staples are mint and linden tea.

Landmark 

Farka Lake, near my house, and Dajti Mountain. When I have time, I never lose the chance to get some fresh air in both of these places. A visit there is the perfect way to start the day. It gets me feeling fresh before I have to sit and work in front of the computer. 

Random spot

I love exploring the outdoors and discovering Tirana’s outskirts, when I don’t have a chance to go too far. My partner and I like to take the motorcycle, as this is the most ideal way to do it. Lately, we chanced upon a small lake near Sauk. It was a “random spot” I fell in love with.

DJ Amer Doux and partner in a getaway ride. Photo, Web Library.

Go-to lunch restaurant

Without a doubt, Kungfu Express. I love all of their dishes but I usually order Tokyo Wok. It’s definitely my favorite place when I’m super hungry because it’s fast and delicious.

KungFu Express, Photo Web Library.

Dish in a local restaurant

Hands down. Salmon Teriyaki Bowl at TëDuKtu. This plate is so ideal that sometimes I think they made it just for me.

Happy Hour drink and place

Radio Bar. I love Redi’s delicious cocktails and their fresh antipasti, for when I get hungry.

Guilty pleasure

Especially on sunny days, my greatest pleasure is taking my dog out on a walk. I take him everywhere but parks are his favorite.

Jonida and Kofi on a walk. Photo, Web Library.

Culture Spot

Destil. I’ve loved attending many of their events. I really like that they support young people and that they use their spaces for exhibits and events that help create an exciting cultural atmosphere.

Go-to dinner restaurant

I prefer eating out at lunch; at dinner, I like staying in. Usually, I order in from Nama Sushi or Mado.

Bar/Club:

In the summer, you’d find me at Tulla Nouvelle. In the winter, mostly Radio and Kino. Since, in Tirana, loud music is prohibited after midnight, the choices are kind of limited.

Kino bar counter, photo by IntoAlbania.

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