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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Screenshot of the Drita Travel website, only available in Albanian

Author’s note: The below information was correct at the time of writing, but in April of 2016, the Old Town Hostel in Kotor, Montenegro started providing bus service between Tirana, Shkoder,...

Et Hem Bey Mosque in the capital city of Tirana, Albania

My plan for the summer had been to tour all seven of the countries that once composed Yugoslavia. I was close to meeting that goal, having visited five of the seven,...

My traditional Albanian meal: peppers stuffed with rice and garlic, roasted eggplant stuffed with onions and tomatoes, soft baked sheep cheese with peppers, and homemade bread

The front desk clerk at my hotel didn’t hesitate a moment when I asked if she could recommend a good restaurant in Tirana. “Oda Restaurant,” she said. “You will love it.”...

They say that virtual friends aren’t real friends, that people we meet online are a poor excuse for face-to-face social interaction. “They” are wrong. I met Ruth Pennebaker online perhaps a...