Facts about Tirana – The Capital of Albania

Tirana is the capital city of Albania and the largest city in Albania, with a population of roughly 500,000 people. It is considered to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the world today. With many interesting sights such as the Et’hem Bey mosque, mother of Mother Teresa’s house and more, Tirana has much to […]

Holidays in the Balkans


The Balkans is a geographic region in southeast Europe, home to many historically significant countries. These countries are often overlooked by tourists because they are not as popular or well-known as some of the other European nations and regions. However, if you are looking for an exciting vacation this year, then look no further than […]

Camping Albania – Exploring Albania in a motorhome

Albania camping

We spent almost a month slowly travelling through Albania during our camper trip through South Eastern Europe in winter. Albania was isolated not only from the West but also from the Communist bloc until 1991.  It emerged at an economic and socially oppressed low point and is still catching up – so it can feel […]

Kruja Albania – Day trip from Tirana


Well worth a visit, the strikingly sited hilltown of Kruja played a key role in Albania’s Ottoman history.  It’s easy to get about on foot so long as you are fairly agile for steep slopes and steps. We particularly enjoyed browsing the street market, visiting the ethnographic museum inside the castle, and seeing the views […]

Albania Facts

albania flag on a rozafa castle

We travel in a campervan through Albania en route from Greece to Montenegro and Croatia on our winter camper trip, and it was a great way to see the country of scenic roads, beautiful beaches and quite widely spaced historic sites. During our road trip, we learnt a lot about Albania. Below you can read […]


Bunkart 2 is a museum showing the cruelty of the Albanian police state from 1945 to 1991. The museum is located in a nuclear bunker in the centre of Albania’s capital, Tirana.  The 1,000 sq metre Bunker, with walls 2.4 m thick, was built between 1981-86 as a hideout for elite police and the Albanian […]