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  • 7 things you didn’t know you could do in Albania

    7 things you didn’t know you could do in Albania

    October 26th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Albania often doesn’t get the kudos it deserves. The country still suffers from the echoes of its Communist past: few people travelled in or out for decades during Enver Hoxha’s dictatorial rule, and as travel in Europe developed, Albania got left behind. It’s now somewhat overlooked by tourists, who would rather opt for Greece’s famously... Read more »

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  • An Instagram journey through Albania: 11 beautiful pictures

    An Instagram journey through Albania: 11 beautiful pictures

    May 16th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    During two weeks researching in Albania for the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, Web Editor Lottie Gross took over our Instagram account to document her travels. Here are some of her best photos.  It’s nigh-on impossible to take bad pictures in much of Albania. There’s a wealth of natural beauty and historical charm that just... Read more »

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  • 10 reasons why you need to visit Tirana

    10 reasons why you need to visit Tirana

    May 27th, 2015Garth Cartwright
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    Albania’s capital used to regularly top lists for Europe’s worst city. Decades of Stalinist rule left Tirana grey and grim, lacking in both infrastructure and services. The collapse of communism in 1992 only worsened the situation, as chaos engulfed the city and crime started to rise. All that has now changed. Today Tirana is –... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in Europe in 2012

    The best places to visit in Europe in 2012

    February 5th, 2012Site Editor
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    London might get all the press as the world floods in for the Olympics, but elsewhere in Europe plenty of intriguing destinations are on the rise, either due to special events planned for this year or new attractions that are just beginning to draw visitors. So what are Europe’s best holiday ideas in 2012? We’ve... Read more »

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