A former communist country in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic Sea between Montenegro and Greece with spectacular mountains and relatively little tourism.

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What is best route to travel Belgium, Switzerland and France during Christmas 3 weeks? [on hold]

I am studying in Albania Capenwray. I have 3 weeks off at Christmas. What would be a good way to visit French countries such as France, Belgium and Switzerland (maybe coming back via Italy).
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What is the best way to get from Tirana (Albania) to Dubrovnik (Croatia)?

I have recently traveled from Tirana to Dubrovnik (airport) in a rather 'would not like to do it again' way that included more then a whole day of buses walking and hitch-hiking so i am curious to ...
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Podgorica, Montenegro to Tirana, Albania by public transport

Are there trains or buses between Podgorica, in Montenegro, and Tirana, in Albania? I am thinking of visiting Montenegro and Greece. I'd like to go straight, ideally by train. I read somewhere that ...
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Can Albania be considered secure?

Can Albania be considered secure? How secure is Albania (particularly in the mountains) compared to countries like Ukraine or Romania? What security issues should a traveller take into account, such ...
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Exchanging Albanian money into euros outside Albania

I found a small amount of Albanian lekë (can you say "leks" in English?) in my wallet from last summer's visit there. Is there any place in Helsinki where I can change those back into euros? Forex, at ...
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Can I cross the Albania/Greece border on foot?

I intend to cross from Albania to Greece at the Konispol/Sagiada border crossing. I will be hitchhiking so I will sometimes be in a car, and sometimes on foot. Now I did walk across the ...
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Is it easier and/or cheaper to replace my lost tent in Albania or Greece?

When travel.SE was shiny and new I asked a very similar question which became a point of controversy but in the end it has remained open and thought to be on-topic under the circumstances. Sadly I ...
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How should I go about finding the Albanian national dish, tavë kosi?

I'm currently travelling in the Balkans and have previously had surprising difficulty finding the national dish in some countries. Here in Albania the national dish is tavë kosi, baked lamb and rice ...
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Is it currently possible to drive from Durrës to Berat in Albania on the SH 4?

I'm intending to hitchhike from Durrës to Berat on the SH 4, which looks like the obvious route. But when I Google Maps for driving directions between these two cities it tells to drive back up to ...
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Are there restaurants or cafes with Wi-Fi in Shkodër, Albania?

Here in Shkodër Albania my hotel doesn't have Wi-Fi and there aren't many tourists to ask. I can find lots of bar/cafes and lots of internet places with no coffee or food offered. But what I can't ...
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Is the tapwater safe to drink in Albania generally and Shkodër specifically?

So I've arrived in Shkodër, Albania. If there are other tourists here they're all hiding. I don't have a guidebook and wikitravel doesn't tell me. Can I drink the water from the tap like in nearby ...
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What is the most interesting route from Sofia, Bulgaria to northern Albania?

I'm trying to decide which route to take from Sofia Bulgaria, where I am now, to northern Albania, but I don't really have much idea what specific points of interest are along the way. I could just ...