Stores, Malls or Markets in Albania

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    Qendra Tregtare Univers(QTU): Shopping centre

    by AlbaniaLover Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a new shopping centre just outside of Tirana with a few big names in there. There are bars, restaurants and a Euromax supermarket and electronics store. Also there are about 30 other shops there including Albtours, Mango, Vodafone and Union (money transfer). The centre is open 09:00 til 21:00. A free shuttle bus runs from the National Museum in Tirana central square to the centre every 20/30 minutes between the times of 08:00 and 22:00.

    What to buy: All sorts of things to buy!

    What to pay: depends

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    Smart shopping: Brand names

    by AlbaniaLover Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This shopping centre was opened in 2003 and was one of the first with brand names and designers. It has about 20 or so shops.
    Opening hours from 09:00 - 20:00

    What to buy: Makes include Nike, Lancome, Samsonite, Levis, Diesel and Illy caffe.

    What to pay: Depends what you buy

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    Celiku: Souvenirs

    by vesna04 Updated Dec 1, 2007

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    This shop is situated next to the restaurant as soon as you cross the border from Montenegro. It is small but well stocked. I am glad I bought some souvenirs here, as we didn't have much time to look for them on the other places. The prices were ok.

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    Srteet vendors: Fresh fruits

    by vesna04 Updated Dec 1, 2007

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    Street vendors can be spoted all along the way. It is a good way to buy some fruits to take with you. We bought some oranges and bananas. I don't recall how much we payed but I am sure it was not expencive. (if you have the change, you can pay in euros.)

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    Tirana Food Market: Mouthwatering Food

    by Rushi23 Written Oct 30, 2006

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    We were to late to go the main market, but we stumbled upon fruit and Veg market. Also lots of bakeries and fish shops in the vincinity. Beautiful fresh fruit and abundance of Olives. The fruit was gorgeous. as were some of the olives we picked.

    What to buy: Olives, plums, oranges and grapes really juicy.

    What to pay: Very little cant remember the exact amount a few lek anyway.

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    music stand: Traditional music

    by AlbaniaLover Written Sep 2, 2006

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    In Tepelene next to the hotel and Ali Pasha monument there is a stall normally playing some music so you can't miss it! From here you can get tapes and cd's of traditional music from the south of Albania.

    What to buy: music

    What to pay: not sure how much to pay as i didn't buy anything from here

    Buy the music just by this hotel

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    stalls: Fancy a snack?

    by AlbaniaLover Updated Aug 19, 2006

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    You will find many stalls near the coast selling things like figs and olives if you want a snack on a long journey. Also in the summer nearly everywhere there will be stalls in towns or on the side of the road selling cooked corn on the cob.

    What to buy: olives, figs, dried figs and sweetcorn

    What to pay: cheap!

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    Local gifts for friends and family

    by AlbaniaLover Updated Aug 19, 2006

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    I have come across a couple of shops, one in the Sheraton that sells nice little gifts to take home and one in Tirana near to the cinema, on the other side of the road is a currency exchange and ice cream shop. This was the best one with a friendly owner.

    What to buy: He had lots of different gifts from jewelry to wooden hand made boxes to copper tea sets.

    What to pay: Different amounts depending what you buy.

    Hand made wooden box Hand carved copper plate

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    Tell everyone where you've been!

    by illumina Written Apr 13, 2006

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    What to buy: You will probably see these T-shirts everywhere in Albania - as far as tourist souvenirs go, they and the Albanian flags are probably the best. I brought one back just so I can wear it and let everyone know where I have been!

    What to pay: I think it cost me 700 leke, which is about ?3.50.

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    what can you eat and drink?

    by rw-bigfoot Written Apr 8, 2006

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    What to buy: we could eat at all the restaurant without getting sick but we couldn't eat the vegatables from the makets there, we could eat the wonderful bananas cost about 25 lek each (.25 cents) the oranges were great but turned even Rays cast iron stomach, we noticed they put regular water from the tap over the fruits and vegetables during the day to keep them fresh looking and that's a big no no don't drink the water. The water and the sewage lines run together in the towns that's enough said about that, drink the bottled water the Krystal brand was good some of them are just tap water in bottles the derby brand from durres made us sick.

    What to pay: water, a big jug was 60 lek (.60 cents) small water bottles were between 40 and 50 lek so we just bought a big jug and kept filling our small bottles up with it.

    water do drink the tap water
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    Bookshop: Bookshop

    by JLBG Written Mar 4, 2006

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    During our 1988 trip across Albania, we had an Albanian guide in second who was a forestry ingeneer. He had with him a superb flora 600 pages of Albania “Flora ekskursioniste e Shqiperise”. When we were back to Tiranë, I asked our French speaking Albanian guide to help me get a copy of it. We visited half a dozen bookshops. They all had shelves loaded with the works of Enver Hoxha, of Marx and Engels but the Flora was out of print. We finally found a book shop that had one copy of this marvelous flora that I use each time that in the Balkans, I have a plant that I cannot identify otherwise. Of course, I had to buy Fjalor Frengjisht-Shqip and Fjalor Shqip- Frengjisht (dictionaries) in order to be able to use it.

    What to buy: Flora ekskursioniste e Shqiperise

    Flora ekskursioniste e Shqiperise
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  • Don't miss the markets: Shopping Albania

    by Tobias_Plieninger Written Dec 28, 2005

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    In Albania there are many oper air markets.

    Super Markets are not findable in this country.

    That doesn't matter!

    What to buy: You will find everything you need on this markets.

    Especially fruits and vegetables are very fresh and vey good.

    If you smoke you will be happy about the cigarette prices!

    What to pay: Not much money!

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    the local market.

    by cachaseiro Written Dec 23, 2004

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    shopping at the local market is always great.
    it's colorful and you can buy food enough to stuff yourself for the rest of the day for very little money.

    What to buy: food,drink and anything that the locals use in every day life.

    down the market.
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    Red T-Shirts

    by SirRichard Written Sep 7, 2004

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    Not that it was really a nice T-Shirt, but the fact is that this red T-Shirt is the only one you can find in all Sarande! So I bough one as souvenir (there was not much choice). After some bargaining, it costed me 4 euros.

    The only T-Shirt

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    Street markets

    by frockland Written Oct 30, 2006

    For those who always go shopping in a supermarket: Don´t miss an Albanian street market. Its lively and interesting. And there is nothing you can not buy!

    Fruit market in Sarande Street Market in Gjirokastra Fruit market in Sarande Street vendor on a road Want a chicken? Street vendors in Tirana
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