A road trip around Albania: on the trail of the unexpected

We had decided to start our journey in Corfu, to avoid the chaos and expense of the capital, Tirana. From across the strait, the mountainous silhouette of Albania came and went tantalisingly in a halo of cloud, so when the hydrofoil finally chugged into the port of...

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Gjirokastër, Albania’s best-kept secret

For a start, you’ll probably have to spend a few hours sitting on the beach with a meal 10 times cheaper than the one you had in Corfu that morning, or paddling in the same, crystal-clear Ionian Sea before you can even work out how to get to your next destination. In...

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BBC: The New Saints arrive in Kosovo

The New Saints have arrived in Kosovo for their Champions League second-leg tie against Feronikeli. The Oswestry-based club qualified for the Champions League after winning their eighth successive league title. The side conceded two late away goals in the first leg...

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NYPost.com: 22 ancient amphoras found off Albanian coast

A joint Albanian-American underwater archaeology project says it has found amphoras that are at least 2,500 years old off the Albanian coast, which might yield an ancient shipwreck. The research vessel Hercules of the RPM Nautical Foundation said Friday they had found...

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Albanian food in Bronx, New York

Tony & Tina’s Pizzeria (2483 Arthur Ave.). The minute you step inside, you’ll see the Albanian flag, a black double-headed eagle on a bright red background, and portrait of Mother Teresa, perhaps the most famous Albanian after John Belushi. The pizza here is quite...

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