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Tirana Sightseeing Walking Tour
"Start the tour from Skanderbeg Square (photo stop at Skanderbeg’s Monument) National Museum (the huge mosaic on front represent the Albanian history development and the stages of this development are presented on respective pavilions). Then you continue to see other important buildings: Palace of Culture/Opera/National Library Mosque of Ethem Bey the Clock Tower Tirana Castle Parliament
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Durres Full Day Tour
"The tour will start at the 9 am with the pick-up from your hotel. The first visit will be at the  National Archaeological Museum and the Roman amphitheater and a visit of city’s landmarks (the Venetian Tower and Walls the Town Hall Square the villa of King Zog and its landscape the bazaar and the fruit market and vegetables the Promenade of the rink etc ...)In the middle of the tour
From EUR52.00
 
Tirana and Kruja Full Day Trip from Durres
"Departures from Durres to the city of Tirana the capital of Albania has almost one million inhabitants so nearly a third of the Albanian population is located there. Tirana is a business city par excellence like a western city regarding the quality of life and the lifestyle of the inhabitants. The night life is in quite similar to any other European city different from all other Albanian cities. Both Italian and English are commonly spoken by most of the people. Your tour begins with a visit to the center of Tirana at Scanderbeg Square (Giorgio Castriota Scanderbeg national hero who resisted the invasion for 25 years by defending Albania and Europe and its Christian religious and moral values from thge Ottoman invasion) which is a landmark of the City (along with t the Government House) will follow. Then you will depart to Kruja. Kruja is a small town (only 13
From EUR70.00

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Do you need a car?

I came across this old car when I was walking back to my hotel. An old Swedish Volvo Amason from -66 for sale in Tirana! These were very popular when I was young.The engines would last for ever, it's...
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Some books, anyone?

I saw quite a few men selling second hand books along the strech of Parku Rinia. Unfortunately all the books were in Albanian so there were nothing I could use.
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Locals at the mosque

At any time at Et'hem Bey Mosque, one may find an Albanian reading the Koran, or Muslims praying in the mosque, or visitors immortalising their trip by taking photographs, or enthusiasts of art...
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Tirana, 1988 forbidden photos of women in uniform

In front of Tirana hotel, one guy from our little group could not resist to go and ask to a group of three women in uniform some silly question, just to see how they reacted (first photo). I do not...
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Tirana, pytë, byrëk

As we had spent several nights in Tirana Hotel, I had spotted a bakery and went early morning to buy a pytë (a kind of turnover stuffed either with cheese or ground meat or spinach or any other...
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Tirana, 1988 post office

This small post-office was just behind Hotel Tirana. I wanted to phone to my daughter and I was convinced that I would not get the call. The phone operator connected me first to a distant phone...
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A nod's as good as a wink.

I was taking pictures of a building, when a guard came over with a stern face and wagged his finger at me: a clear signal to me to stop. No problem, I thought, and instinctively nodded in acceptance....
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Hospitality

The Albanian people are very hospitable and seem willing to go far out of their way to meet the requests of visitors. I have never seen anything quite like it, though I have travelled in a number of...
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mani raki

The national drink of Albania is called raki, which is very closely related to arak in the middle east - in fact it was the Ottomans that introduced raki in this part of the world.It is normally made...
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Tirana, 1988, traditional clothing

These photos were taken at the end of the 1988 May 1st parade.The first photo shows a couple traditional clothes from Northern Albania (Gheg dialect).The second photo shows male traditional clothes...
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Tirana, popular dances 2

We were lucky that our guide managed to organize for us in the Palace of Culture a show by the state troop of popular dances, the Folklore Ensemble "Tirana". That was not scheduled but several of us...
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Tirana, popular dances 1

We were lucky that our guide managed to organize for us in the Palace of Culture a show by the state troop of popular dances, the Folklore Ensemble "Tirana". That was not scheduled but several of us...
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Tirana, kinkaleri

I feel that this photo was taken on Bulevardi Dëshmorët I Kombit and anyway not far from Skënderbeg Square. It shows a few shops and sows also how Albanian can borrow words from seom languages. The...
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Tirana, state owned car, 1988

As I have written, in 1988, no private citizens could own a car. Thus motor vehicles were mainly busses and trucks. Cars were very few and I have read that in 1988, there were less than a thousand...
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"Tirana, the capital of Albania"
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"Resurgent Tirana"
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"TIRANA, CAPITAL OF THE LAND OF THE EAGLE"
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"When the CHAOS is called CITY"
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