Albanian Tourism Project Turns Bunkers in to Hostels

The Balkan country of Albania has hundreds of thousands of disused communist-era bunkers and a booming tourist industry. Now a joint German-Albanian project has put the two things together — and is converting a bunker into a backpacker hostel. In the coastal town of Tale, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the Albanian capital of […]

About time to visit Albania in 2013

Isolated for decades under a dictatorship that was harsh even by Communist standards, Albania opened up in the 1990s and has since been hustling to catch up to the rest of Europe. On a recent visit, many locals complained that their country might be catching up too fast. For travelers that’s all the more reason […]

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