A couple of globe trotters from Hungary, who also happen to be professional photographers and videographers, tell of their journey through Albania through their gorgeous captures.
Cecilia Fazekas and Peter Toth have been traveling full-time for the past few months. The couple from Hungary has visited some of the most exotic corners of the globe with some favorite destinations including Indonesia, Colombia, Madeira, Philippines, Malaysia, Brazil, and Georgia. For the last month and a half, they have been roaming around the small country full of wonders that is Albania. By continuing their explorations and honing their professional content creation in photography and videography, the couple hopes to turn this enviable lifestyle into something more sustainable.
“We have been travelling in this beautiful country the first time. Already spent 1.5 month here and will stay another two weeks for sure. So much to discover!”
They cite Theth as the highlight of their trip and the view from Mount Korab as a must experience, followed by Berat and the Osum Canyon. Through their travels, the couple have become experts of the traditional savory pastry byrek and delicious tave kosi, lamb meat baked in yogurt.What caused some concern was the amount of trash the couple ran into, an issue that the couple insists “government and local people should really care more about.” With some improvements, “this place would be another Switzerland.”
“People are REALLY nice in Albania. Very friendly and helpful. Respect to the people here.”
The passionate travelers see Albania as a country that has amazing tourism potential that has not quite been fully exploited, yet. In fact, they are planning on making a short movie about Albania, with material they will have filmed from their two month sojourn in the country. To watch it when it comes out, subscribe to their YouTube Channel.
“This country is a real haven for nature lovers”
As the photo gallery below shows, Cecilia and Peter have already traveled through the north and middle regions of the country as well as the coastline. These days, you can find them exploring the southern area, taking more wonderful videos and photos, many of which you can enjoy on one of their many platforms. You can follow Cecilia’s Instagram, aptly named @cilus_wanderlust, as well as Peter’s Facebook or amazing YouTube Channel, to keep up with the talented couple of explorers.
Enjoy the beautifully moody, oh-so-perfectly lit, awe-inspiring photography that still somehow remains touchable and intimate. The photos below truly capture the dramatic landscape of Albania’s countryside, its animals, people and magical light.
Church of Theth. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Locals in Theth. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Langarica Canyon. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Dhërmi Village. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Korab-Koritnik Nature Park. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Hot air baloon floating over the old town of Berat. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Hiking along Theth Valley. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Bogovë Nature Park. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
A sunlit donkey in Korab Koritnik Nature Park. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Osum Canyon, Berat. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
The sweetly sunlit shore of Ksamil. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Enjoying the view of Bovilla Lake from Gamtit Peak. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Luzni Bulaç in Dibra. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Panoramam in Shkodër. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Mount Korab. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Qafshtama National Park in Kruja. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Fir of Hotova-Dangelli National Park. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
Mount Tomorr National Park. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
View of the sunset from Lëkursi Castle in Saranda. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.
The sun sets on the Ionian, as seen from Lëkursi Castle in Saranda. Photo by Cecilia Fazekas.