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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...

The crystal clear water of Lake Ohrid, in Ohrid, Macedonia

You won’t find any amusement parks in Ohrid. Nor will you find a wild party scene. You can windsurf on Lake Ohrid, but this isn’t the adventure capital of the world,...

St. Clement and Panteleimon Church sits high on a bluff overlooking Lake Ohrid in in Ohrid, Macedonia. It was built in 893 on the foundation of the early Christian basilica known as Plasonik

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: St Clement and Panteleimon Church sits high on a bluff overlooking Lake Ohrid in Ohrid, Macedonia. It was built in...

Fishermen cast lines from a wooden boardwalk that follows the cliffs surrounding Ohrid Lake in Macedonia

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: Fishermen cast lines from a wooden boardwalk that follows the cliffs surrounding Lake Ohrid in Macedonia. I had never heard...