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This Roman Amphitheater in Durres, Albania, the largest ever found in the Balkans, was discovered by a farmer who was plowing his fields

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: This Roman Amphitheater in Durres, Albania, is the largest ever found in the Balkans. It was discovered near the city...

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,...

Sweeping view of the city of Kruja Albania from the National Skanderbeg Museum

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: Sweeping view of the city of Kruja Albania from the National Skanderbeg Museum. Kruja (Krujë) was the first capital of...

View over the surrounding countryside from the Dollma Teqe, an ancient mosque in Kruja, Albania

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: View over Kruje, Albania, from an old stone terrace next to the Dollma Teqe. Built in 1789, this ancient mosque...

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.”...

Skanderberg Square, seen from the balcony of Tirana International Hotel in Tirana, Albania

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: Skanderberg Square, seen from the balcony of Tirana International Hotel in Tirana, Albania, is the main tourist attraction in the...