Albania is a charismatic, unique country in the Balkans region of Europe. Isolated for decades under an eccentric Communist leader called Enver Hoxha, Albania transitioned to a capitalist economy in the 1990s, yet it remains one of the poorest countries in Europe.
This is one of the few remaining corners of the continent where it isn't unusual to pass a donkey and cart on the road – and yet the large building projects of the capital, Tirana, and the constantly improving highway system highlight the investment which is taking place in the country.
Give Albania a chance and you'll discover a land of real beauty and rich traditions, where the modern world collides with a bygone age. Hospitality is an Albanian art form and the people are proud and welcoming.
Albania may be off the beaten track... but that's precisely what makes it so interesting!