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Splitting life between earth and sky is one of professional paraglider Xhonatan Islami’s greatest pleasures. Below, he lets us in on how and where he spends his time while on the ground in Albania’s capital.
My daily ritual is coffee with Alket (Xhonatan’s father and professional paraglider) at Capriccio, where we talk about our athletic events and personal things…and where our friends stop by to say hello.
Tirana’s Promenade – it has always been a landmark for me and remains the place where I spend time and meet all my friends.
The New Bazaar – one of the areas in Tirana that has become really cool after its transformation, full of interesting spots, people and a really nice vibe.
Go-to Lunch Restaurant:
My quick lunch often happens to be the meal between breakfast and lunch. My favorite places are Teduktu, Çoko, and, lately, Luga e Argjendtë has been added to my list.
Dish in a Local Restaurant:
Salmon Filet at Otium.
Happy-Hour Drink and Place:
Vinyl by Padam and CityArt.
It has to be paragliding from Dajti with SkySports! Extremely pleasurable and unforgettable. The guys from SkySports are consummate professionals and will make you come back for more. Oh, yeah, also burgers at Rixhi’s.
Café-Museum Komiteti…you have to try the roasted raki.
Go-to Dinner Restaurant:
Umami, Mado Fusion Tirana.
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! [...]