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A Glimpse of Albania

I haven’t shared too much about my spring road trip through Albania yet, but I hope to rectify that in the very near future.

I can’t wait to show you the gorgeous but wild back country, tell you stories of our adventures driving through this country without a working map or GPS, and the stark remnants of a history marked by war and economic upheaval.

Albania was the country hardest to get into and out of, the one place I was truly scared, and by far one of the best adventures I’ve ever had.

Today I want to give you a tiny glimpse of this wondrous country.

Near the border between Montenegro and Albania

Mountains between Albania and Greece

A glimpse of the sea on our way to Greece

What would you like to know about Albania?

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Tijmen - The photos look great, I dont know that much about Albania to be honest. But it should be an interesting place to visit 🙂

darci - oh Krista..these are wonderful photos! I want to BE there, but these almost make me feel like I am 🙂

Nicole - I’m hoping you’ll share the details about the scary moments. And I love hearing about your adventures! Post soon! 🙂

A Canadian Foodie - The situation with Albanians in Kosovo isn’t a pretty one. It is similar to the Mexican’s in the US – the illegal ones, and then them claiming the country as their own.
I have been neck deep in the throws of planning a local food conference here within slow food and have not posted for three weeks. Important work. Time well spent: BUT…I have not read, written, cooked and I miss my life and reading YOU!
I am catching up slowly!

Anna Johnston - Oh yes please Krista 🙂 You know we live precariously through your adventures Lovely 🙂 Bring on Albania I say 🙂

Velva - Absolutely stunning!!! I am looking forward to reading about your adventure in Albania. Very cool.


Rebecca - Gorgeous! Can’t wait to read more.

Duchess - Well you know me… I want to know about the food of course! It looks stunning btw.

Tuula - Wow, have to say I don’t know much about Albania – the photos are beautiful though & when we lived in Italy, a lot of people said it was an “overlooked” destination – can’t wait to learn more via your trip!

Krista - Well, Rhiannon, part of it is because my brother still has most of my pictures and I’m waiting to get the last of them. 🙂

Krista - You bet, Lorraine! I’ll have more for you soon. 🙂

Krista - I know what you mean, Joumana. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be able to visit. It far surpassed anything I could have pictured.

Krista - Didn’t we have the BEST adventures, Amze?! 🙂 I’d travel with you anywhere, my friend. 🙂

Krista - You’re very welcome, Lisa. 🙂 I’m so excited to finally be getting around to posting them!

Krista - Thank you, Barbara! I promise I will. 🙂 Just taking a bit of collecting to get it all in order. 🙂

Krista - It really is, Isabelle! Wonderful people, delicious food, gorgeous countryside. 🙂

Krista - Collecting stories and pictures now, Andi! 🙂

rhiannon - how come you hold out on sharing all of this stuff for so long?

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - I’ve never really seen much of Albania so thankyou Krista! It looks beautiful.

tasteofbeirut - I remember being fascinated with Albania and the thought of going there as a teen because back then it was a “closed” country; I would love to see more of your beautiful photos.

Amy - SUCH good memories– though I’m more likely to return to the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia than Albania. 🙂

Lisa @ Tarte du Jour - Albania is lovely and so are your photos! Thanks for sharing….

Barbara - What a lovely country, Krista! Your photos are wonderful. Tell us more!

isabelle - it looks like a great place to visit …

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures - Oh wow, I can’t wait to learn more, I know NADA about this country!!!

RamblingTart - I’m so glad you like them, Mia! 🙂 Albania is such a stunningly gorgeous country. 🙂

RamblingTart - That’s my favorite one too, Paradis. 🙂 Can’t wait to show you more of the shepherds we came across. 🙂

RamblingTart - Isn’t the sea so beautiful, SweetLife? It still makes me swoon inside. 🙂

Mia - Tiny glimpse Krista?
This is the most wonderful glimpse and i loveee all the armchair travel i do at ur place.
Pics are fantastic as always.

mlleparadis - so far so good krista, can’t wait to see the rest! love the one with the rocks and the man leading the horses.

re: your comment at passages paradis – yeah, i think you and i are on the same page as far as places like this go! xo!

sweetlife - stunning pics, i love the shot of the sea!! thanks for sharing

have a great week!

RamblingTart - Oh Linda, you should’ve seen us!!! I’ve never experienced such a gong show of a road trip. 🙂 It was hilarious and madcap and so much fun. 🙂

RamblingTart - I’m so glad you like them, Lana! 🙂 I’m excited to share even more.

RamblingTart - Thank you, Zita!! It is such a beautiful place with some of the kindest and jolliest people I’ve ever met. A vacation there would be so peaceful and restful. 🙂

LindyLouMac - It looks such a beautiful place, made me laugh that you had to manage without GPS as my husband and I have used one!

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Lana - Wow, Krista, beautiful photos, can’t wait to hear more about your trip!:)

Zita - These photos are wonderful Krista! I know very little about Albania although it’s not far from my country. A friend of mine had a holiday there last summer with her family. I read her posts on her blog and I think Albania is a great place to visit… good food, wonderful nature, friendly people – that’s what I heard.

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