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Carpet weaving traditions (Interview with Deshire Maja)

Today we are in one of numerous artisan shops in the Old Bazaar of Kruja. According to local tradition while having a cup of coffee we are talk to Deshire Maja who is not just the owner of the shop, but also a traditional handmade carpets weaver.

National parks of Albania

Albania is famous not only for its wonderful resorts and historical sights, but also for national parks. To date, Albania has more than 10 national parks, most of which are concentrated in the southern part of the country. Most famous Albanian...

A flight to Albania

Albania is a small Balkan country, which is located in the southeast of Europe. Due to the mild Mediterranean climate, low prices, as well as to the two seas: the Adriatic and the Ionian, which wash this State, Albania attracts more and more...

Skanderbeg – Albanian national hero

It is necessary to plunge into XV century in order to understand the history of George Castriotti. That epoch is inextricably linked with the name of the Skanderbeg, one famous Albanian hero. He was skillfully supervising over the state, actively...

Why Albania?

Albania is one of the countries of the fascinating Balkan region. Its nature may seem very similar to the nature of Montenegro, however, as you know, each place has its own peculiarities and its unique coloring atmosphere. What can surprise an...

Media about Albania: new holiday destination

Due to the communist past of Albania which longed for over 40 years, Albania remained unknown for the rest of Europe and the world in general. However, during the recent decades the country has undergone significant changes in all spheres of life,...

Coffee traditions in Albania

Despite Albania is not the place where coffee beans are grown, the population of this small Balkan country has inherited coffee traditions since the times of the Ottoman Empire which rulers contributed to the spread of this fascinating beverage...

Albanian cuisine

Albanian cuisine comprises ancient traditions of the population living in the present day territory of Albania many centuries ago, it is mainly influenced by turkish, greek and italian cuisine. As a rule, the most common dishes that are typical...

Shopping and souvenirs in Albania

Along with the opportunity to shop for clothing and souvenirs in some of the resorts of Albania like Durres, Vlore and Saranda, still Tirana remains the center of shopping. You should not expect huge malls and a great variety of brands as in the...