Secret Albania- The threat of looters on Albania’s underwater treasures

During the rule of Enver Hoxha, Albania’s brutal communist dictator, the oceans of Albania were strictly off-limits, with strict orders to shoot anyone who was caught diving without the proper authorisation. Fast forward 28 years and the waters of Albania are open to all; tourists, divers, thrill seekers, explorers, archaeologists, but also looters who are […]

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A Visit to Kantina Nurellari

As a lover of all things Albanian and a particular lover of wine, I was excited to be able to attend a tasting session, and a tour of Kantina Nurellari. View this post on Instagram A really fantastic day at @nurellari_winery in Berat and thankyou to @levent.nurellari for his impeccable hospitality. #travelinspiration #instatravel #travelinspo #albanianlife […]

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A visit to Berat’s only Jewish Museum

The “Solomoni” Museum in Berat is dedicated to the city’s extensive Jewish history and the coexistence between Jews, Muslims, Orthodox, and Catholic inhabitants over the last 500 years. On my last trip to Berat, my friend Jeff arranged for me to visit and to meet the wonderful Simon Vrusho, curator and tour-guide extraordinaire. Since the […]

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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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Welcome to Berat

The city of Berat is located in the central/southern part of the country, 70km from Girokaster, 70km from Korce, and 70fm from Tirana. It sits nestled amongst impressive mountains and hills, the tallest of which is Mount Tomorr that reaches an elevation of 2417 and includes a vast National Park. The park is renowned for […]

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