Lonely Planet named Albania top country to visit in 2011:
"Picture a place where rulers have names like King Zog, Enver Hoxha and Bamir Topi. Set the scene with coastal cliffs, snow-capped mountains and jungle-wrapped ruins. Cast some female sworn virgins to fill the roles of men who have been lost in ancient blood feuds. Let the spoken dialects be known as Tosk and Gheg. Make it that daily life is governed by a code of conduct with 1262 instructions including 38 on hospitality towards guests."
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"My worries evaporated as soon as our boat sped into a magnificent bay.
The town of Saranda sweeps in a grand arc around one of the great
natural harbours of the Ionian Sea. No doubt the Communist regime of
Enver Hoxha once pumped a good deal of sludge into these blue waters,
but one side-effect of Albania's abrupt de-industrialisation in the
early 1990s is a lack of pollution."
BY AIR - through Mother Tereza International Airport, situated 25 km northwest of Tirana. There is a shuttle bus but the most used way of communicating is through taxi services , a usual fare is approximately 20 USD. Mother Tereza airport Tel. + 355 4 371 201, 362 137