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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.
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A familiar voice for radio listeners, Julka Gramo is both a successful career woman and a devoted wife and mother of two boys. Here, she shares the places that make her life in Tirana particularly pleasurable. Café My morning coffee prepared by my husband. I apologize to the readers for not being able to share [...]
No detail escapes journalist and translator Genti Minga. A man with particular tastes and preferences, Minga tells us the way to enjoy the good life while staying healthy in the busy capital. Café Teahouse would be more accurate, in my case. My favorite is Café-Museum Komiteti where they offer organic teas, which I have [...]