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BBC: The troubleshooting teddies of Tirana
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BBC: The troubleshooting teddies of Tirana

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original piece was written by Elizabeth Gowing and published at BBC.  The weather-beaten forms of cuddly toys hanging from buildings are a common sight in Albania. Who put them there, and why? Suspended from the eaves of houses, they sway gently in the wind. The bodies are...

‘Global village’ event hosted by AIESEC UET on July 24th in Tirana capital
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‘Global village’ event hosted by AIESEC UET on July 24th in Tirana capital

“Global Village” was one of the most interesting youth activities of the weekend we left, organized by “AIESEC European University of Tirana” in Tirana capital on July 24th. A multi-cultural fair showcased the traditions and culture of several countries by their students, such as Italy, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, China, Azerbaijan and Taiwan. Albania was represented...

Op/Ed: Gjirokaster Folklore Festival
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Op/Ed: Gjirokaster Folklore Festival

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original article was written by Nick St. Oegger and published at Stoeggerphotography.com. Photos are captured by Nick St Oegger. The Gjirokaster National Folklore Festival (Festivali Folklorik Kombëtar i Gjirokastrës) is one of Albania’s most important cultural events, held every five years atop Gjirokaster’s ancient fortress. The...

National Historical Museum awarded with “Symbol of Excellence in Hospitality” by TripAdvisor
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National Historical Museum awarded with “Symbol of Excellence in Hospitality” by TripAdvisor

The world’s most famous website for reviewing and ranking the touristic sites and countries based on their touristic performance TripAdvisor has awarded to the National History Museum of Albania a prestigious prize, based on the reviews that tourists have given for the museum’s profile in TripAdvisor. This is the fifth year that TripAdvisor gives the...

Albanian Hollywood actress Eliza Dushku presents “Dear Albania” documetary, in Tirana
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Albanian Hollywood actress Eliza Dushku presents “Dear Albania” documetary, in Tirana

Hollywood actress Eliza Dushku of Albanian origin has presented a documentary dedicated to her homeland, called “Dear Albania”, a joint initiative of the known actress, the famous photographer Fadil Berisha from Kosovo and in collaboration with actor Blerim Destani from Tetovo. The documentary, a touristic guide that features 15 Albanian cities’ culture, culinary, traditions and...

Albania, the Muslim nation that saved Jews
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Albania, the Muslim nation that saved Jews

It’s such an important part of history that the world needs to know. DASHMIR BALLA During the Holocaust, many individuals and small groups risked their lives to save Jewish people. However, it’s only in recent years that the world has begun to hear the story of the Muslim nation that opened its borders and welcomed...