The “Moving Albania” series by Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx

These pictures were truly an exciting discovery for me. At first, they looked like they were taken years ago, but the sad reality is that they are...

Gjinar: Return of the “traditional” market

I’ve never been to Gjinar, a remote village near Elbasan. But my friends have and they recently wrote a report on this village and about how the...
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Great Eateries in Tirana by The Culture Trip

The Culture Trip website recently published an article about some of the great restaurants in Tirana, which don’t offer just good food but also some cultural aspects...
Summer's Day in Tirana

Happy national holidays Albania

I love Sunday mornings and the same feeling is about national holidays. The city is quieter than normal and people are even more laid back as well....
Michelangelo's David (Circumcision)

Circumcision: an Albanian cultural tradition!

As much as I dislike the experience, I found myself again at the children’s hospital, however, this time it was because our son was getting circumcised. The practice...

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