Stadium of Shame

In less time than it takes to fill in a pothole on a major intercity road in Albania, the historic main stadium of Tirana was demolished. It...

Visit Albania! But How?

Albanians are quite rightly proud of their country’s beaches and mountains. Albania’s politicians have underlined the potential of tourism that would not only bring in badly-needed foreign...

Letter from Albania: Why I want to leave

Dear Alan, You ask me why, I, as a successful professional   with a good  job and  a  husband who works for a successful company living in   a small...

Parallel Universes

One of the many characteristics of the  Communist world was the insistence that the ‘ideal’ be  constantly portrayed as ‘reality’ and that reality be relegated to  the...
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Feet on the Brakes

When I first visited Albania in 2005 I had one overwhelming impression: ‘This country has a lot of potential.’  I saw, as others before and since have...

About the Albanian Human Rights Project (AHRP)

In January 2016, I was acquainted with a wonderful lady called Rose Dosti. She has been coming to Albania off and on since 1991. Almost immediately, after...

Rare video footage of Albania in 1978

These are some rare video footage in color of Albania as it was in the year 1978. I wish I could say that I remember it then,...

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