Balkans, Black & Mediterranean Sea 2017 STOP 4

July 6, 2017

Albania greeted us with fine views of nicely shaped mountains and turquoise beaches. The city of Tirana itself comes across as pretty much unassuming. Even our tour guide said there is nothing to see, when asked. I think he should change his profession. Otherwise we strolled the city center with the brand new main square and parts of what used to be old town. The differences between old and new remain enormous. There is a lot of potential to this mix of Italian dolce vita and Balkan ethnicity, but judging the speed of change it will take longer.