Saffron farming in Berat

Just outside of Berat in southern Albania, atop a mountain, is a farm where Sheme Ruci grows saffron. View this post on Instagram Saffron and raki, the breakfast of champions. #albaniancountry #albania #albanianlife #travelblog #traveljournalist #traveller #travelstories #travelstribe #balkanlife #balkantravel #albanianlife #albaniantravel #albaniantravelblogger #travelinalbania #travelblog #traveljournalist #explorealbania #exploringthebalkans #albaniaisbeautiful #natgeo #wanderlust_tribe #wanderlusting #smilealbania #beautifulcountryside #paradise […]

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365 Days in Albania

366 days ago I booked a last minute, spur of the moment flight to Tirana. I knew nothing about the country or its people, and the quick Google search I did before clicking “book” didn’t tell me much. My plane was due to leave at 6 am from Larnaca airport and when I opened my eyes […]

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The Balkanista Word of the Week

I am currently learning Albanian (slowly) and I am finding it the most interesting of languages. One of the things I like about it is the fact that there are such expressive ways of saying things, particularly in comparison with English. Each week I will share a phrase or word that I have discovered, and […]

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