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Albania, twelve years later

The first time I explored Albania was in the fall of 1996. The country had not changed much from the previous forty years under Enver Hoxha,the tyrannical dictator that had closed Albania to the outside world. It was definitely a depressing week I spent traveling around alone but the one positive memory was how hospitable […]

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Albania,between two worlds

I arrived at the ferry terminal in Corfu Tuesday morning to catch the hydrofoil to Albania. This was my second visit since 1996,when Albania was recovering from forty years of a tolitarian communist regime. At that time there were four passengers, including myself,making the journey.This time there were tour groups,American missionaries,independent travelers and returning Albanians […]

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