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    How to find the objects.

    by Askla Written Jun 27, 2014

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    Favorite thing: I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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    Main post office.

    by Askla Written Jun 24, 2014

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    Favorite thing: You find the main post office along Rruga Cameria, about 100 m west of Skenderbeg Square. It is open Monday to Sunday, from early morning until about 8 in the evening.

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    Try the local beer.

    by cachaseiro Written Oct 5, 2009

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    Tirana beer.
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    Favorite thing: Tirana seems be drowning in low quality international beer labels like Carlsberg and Heineken at the moment, but there is hope.The local Tirana beer is quite a bit better so be sure to ask for that if you want to have a beer while hanging out in Tirana.
    That way you also support a local business and a local employer while you are actually tasting a beer that is quite good.

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    friendly people and great food and Raki

    by jehoen Written May 13, 2009
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    Favorite thing: the people are so friendly and helpfull. If they don't speak English, they will find someone who speaks English and they will help you.
    The city is not really beautiful, but the people will make it beautiful! There are only a few tourists, so go now to see Tirana. About ten years it will be spoiled, with many tourists.
    To find the way in Tirana is very easy. It's center is small and it's difficult to get lost. You can travel by bus (really cheap) or go by feet. We stayed there for 6 nights, i believe you need 3 days to see the whole city. We have seen other city's as well.
    Don't leave before trying Raki. That's not the Turkish Raki, but it tastes like Grappa, from Italy. Raki is the Albanian local alcohol. For a glass you pay between the 0,60-1,20 euro! It tastes like heaven..
    The eat al lots of meat, salads and feta. At the markets you can buy all kind of olives, feta and vegetables. They have many restaurants, with local people (most of the times there are only men inside). Pizza is very populair too. And the best of all: they don't have an MC Donalds!! Keep it like that!!

    Fondest memory: We rent an appartment at the eight level, with an balcony which had an beautiful view over the city and the mountains.

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    10 Euro entry tax

    by tim07 Updated Oct 8, 2008

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    Entry tax receipt

    Favorite thing: At the moment most foreign visitors are charged an entry tax of 10 Euros on arrival in Albania.

    At the airport in Tirana this is collected at a booth just after passport control. To avoid any complications or delays, please have your 10 Euros with you on arrival.

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    New source of Tirana Information

    by Globetrotter1028 Written Aug 29, 2008
    Tirana Cityspots Guide published by Thomas Cook

    Favorite thing: Check out the newest (as of August 08) guidebook to Tirana -- the first one ever published by Thomas Cook Publishing on Albania. It was written by Tim Clancy, an explorer, author and expert on the Balkans. He received some special on-the-ground behind-the-scenes assistance from a Tirana-based US Agency for International Development economic development project. The local team with that project provided Tim with some special tips on sites and attractions, so the results are really interesting for travelers. Definitely worth taking this book with you to Tirana.

    You can order it from:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tirana-CitySpots/dp/184157970X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218551769&sr=8-1

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    Tirana, Maternity Hospital.

    by JLBG Updated Mar 4, 2008

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    Tirana, Maternity Hospital.

    Favorite thing: I have not written down in 1988 what was this building. It looks like some kind of official building. In the front door, there is a guy with a white coat. Then my wild guess is that it is either a hospital or a Sciences University. Who will tell me the truth ?

    February 2008: Thanks to VT Brikena that wrote me that this was the Maternity Hospital of Tirana.

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    Tirana, residential buildings 1988

    by JLBG Updated Aug 2, 2007

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    Tirana, residential buildings 1988
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    Favorite thing: The three photos given here show residential buildings. They are not fun but look almost OK. I do not know how they look to day but what I have seen in Shkodra in 2005 was that though there were brand new buildings built, the older one, dating from the communist era, were still there, most of the time in poor condition; I am afraid it would be about the same in Tirana.

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    • Historical Travel

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    UFO University

    by antistar Written May 26, 2007

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    UFO University, Tirana

    Favorite thing: This building fascinated me. I wondered if they really were studying UFOlogy in there. You can find it on Zogu Blvd. just north of Skenderbeg square. On May Day there was a huge gathering outside, along with Albanian flags and people with loudspeakers. I liked to imagine that they were out to declare Albania's allegiance and welcome the new alien overlords.

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    Exclusive tip for camper van lovers!

    by Eraldi Updated Sep 13, 2006

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    Tirana at night
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    Favorite thing: If you own or have rented a camper why not visit Tirana (or any other city in Albania) for that matter. FREE PARKING everywhere. No restrictions for camper van locations. You can even park in Blloku-trendy area, if you find a free place, and pay nothing for your stationing... Isn't that cool?!

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  • Mother Theresa Square

    by agmoose02 Written Sep 3, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This square contains a few points of interest and is only a 15 minute walk from Skanderbeg Square. Here you can find the National Art Gallery, the Archaeological Museum, the Mother Theresa Statue and the Main University Building.

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  • Skanderbeg Square

    by agmoose02 Written Sep 3, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This is the place to start any exploration of Tirana. On the square is the equestrian statue of Skanderbeg, Et'hem Bey Mosque, the clock tower, the National Historical Museum and the Opera House. From here to the east is the tyrbe of Kapllan Pasha, Statue of the Unknown Partisan and the Statue of Pasha Sullejman. To the south is Mother Theresa Square.

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    Rubble

    by DPando Written Aug 15, 2006

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    Favorite thing: this pic was taken from the train station main entrace... i didnt know what it means such a pile of rubble just there... and i realize that all the city was that... cahos and a lot of things to do and recover ..such a pitty ..actually when i get off the next day to the north to Montenegro i kept in on seeing things like that around the wholle city

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    The Pyramid

    by DPando Written Aug 11, 2006

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    Favorite thing: On the south bank of the tiny river that cross Tirana aka the former Enver Hoxka museum... the Albanian comunist president, designed by Hoxka daughter. Avtually as i could see is a conference center and a disco at evening and by the way just as a slide for kids !

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    Main Square

    by DPando Written Aug 9, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Equetrian King Sheshi Skenderbeg sculpture placed almost in the middle of this huge comunist square, the best point to start the visit... its just 10 or 15 minutes on foot from the youth hostel walking north-west.. the vast square is full of people at rush hours and the typical men trying to sell albanian money (green banknotes) that i will never rely on them...lol...
    Be careful this is where the car's rule is a fact and dont cross the streets before the locals ...all is a bloody mess !!

    Behind the sculpture is place the Et'hem Bey Mosque (1789-1823) maybe one of the most beautiful highlights in this city altogether with the lake, Its one of the most oldest buildings left in Tirana and worth to visit

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