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Ismail Kadare Wins ‘Pak Kyongi’ Prize for 2019
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Ismail Kadare Wins ‘Pak Kyongi’ Prize for 2019

TIRANA, 18 September Ismail Kadare, the well-known Albanian writer has won the award Pak Kyongni for 2019. In the official announcement made by Kim Uchang, chief of the selective committee, says that the works of Ismail Kadare cause the readers to ponder and feel strongly about their relationships with certain historic events. The ceremony where...

Museums Worth-Visiting in Gjirokastra
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Museums Worth-Visiting in Gjirokastra

TIRANA, 9 September Gjirokastra, in southern Albania, is an old city rich in culture, and history. It is mostly known as the city of cobbled-streets, castle or for its bazaar, but Gjirokastra has many museums too, worth-visiting. You could have a tour in the Museum of Weapons, where are displayed arms since the Age of...

Project on Sustainable Tourism in Southern Albania Goes to Next Phase
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Project on Sustainable Tourism in Southern Albania Goes to Next Phase

TIRANA, August 15 In the framework of the project ‘For the development of tourism and urban integration’ that is being applied, with the support from the World Bank, in four city halls of Berat, Permet, Saranda and Gjirokastra, has started the consultation between the experts for the improvement of tourist zones, in Zvernec, Vjosa-Narta Protected...

The Most Scenic Drives in Albania
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The Most Scenic Drives in Albania

Who doesn’t love a good road or bike trip? Hitting the road in Albania is among the coolest things travelers can do. Albania has more than 20,000 km of roads that include motorways and dirt roads. Yet, for adventure seekers looking for nice sceneries, and the adrenaline factor, there are enough options worth the drive...

Albania through the Eyes of Edward Lear
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Albania through the Eyes of Edward Lear

TIRANA, January 29 ‘Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania &c’ is one of the most notable illustrated travel books by English painter, writer, and poet Edward Lear. He was a passionate painter and started drawing at the age of 16. Thus, he became the leading natural artists in Britain at the time with a...

Al Jazeera’s  ‘The Traveler’ Show Explores Albania
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Al Jazeera’s ‘The Traveler’ Show Explores Albania

TIRANA, January 25 Al Jazeera TV Storytelling Documentary series, The Traveler, explored Albania, or the least pearl of Europe. Mark Hofmeyr traveled across Albania and shared his experience in three episodes of a runtime of 26 minutes each, with most of the postproduction pipeline managed remotely. “Welcome to the last pearl discovered in Europe! Welcome...

Photos: Snow Coats Albania
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Photos: Snow Coats Albania

TIRANA, January 10 With the exception of capital city Tirana, heavy snowfalls hit the entire country from north to the south. Social media has been gushing with photos of Albanian cities and villages in their winter glory. Gjirokastra Photo credit: Evis Imeraj Photo Credit: Te falem moj Gjirokaster Korca Photo Credit: Ardian Fezollari Photo Credit: Olger Zace...

Top Regional Albanian Products: Traditional Products by Region
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Top Regional Albanian Products: Traditional Products by Region

TIRANA, October 30 Know your signature Albanian products by region from the heights of the Accursed Mountains to the clementine orchards of Konispoli. The Albanian products that most foreigners recognize are grappa, olive oil, aromatic and medical herbs, chestnuts, etc. Yet there’s a wide range of traditional products that include plants, animals, clothing, and food...

Winning Photos of Colours of Albania 2018
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Winning Photos of Colours of Albania 2018

TIRANA, October 9 Over 35,000 photos competed for the fourth edition of Colours of Albania, a competition that was finalized at the Premises of Rozafa Castle in Shkodra. Anyone who took a photo in Albania could participate in the Instagram competition simply by using #coloursofalbania2018. The five winning photos, besides the besides the beauty of...