I have never been to Albania, though I have looked across the border from Greece, Macedonia and Montenegro (top photo).  That was back in the day when Albania was closed off from the outside world, when Communism was the order of the day in the Balkans, and the internet did not exist.

Now, things have changed.  Albania is emerging as a tourist destination, and the countryside as well as the cultural aspects of the country are being promoted.

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