READER REPORT:

Albania - the most amazing place

ANDREW MCLAREN
Last updated 05:00 19/09/2012
Sarande in Albania

BEAUTY SPOT: Sarande in Albania.

Albania 2
ANDREW MCLAREN Zoom
Berat is the oldest city in Albania. It is also known as The White City.

Related Links

Your most amazing place Las Vegas a solo traveller's heaven Tikal - my most amazing place

Relevant offers

Stuff Nation

Top five reader comments of the day Mature mutton birds are a hard chew Cheapskate island date disaster Loving the Christchurch life SBW 'loyal to bank account' Have you done something spontaneous? What was your biggest backpacking adventure? The price of our success was failure All Blacks need to overcome fear of losing SBW decision 'undermines' All Blacks brand

In June last year I was lucky enough to spend two weeks in Albania during my trip through Eastern Europe.

Of all the countries that I have visited, none stand out as much as Albania did.

The history, which is almost unknown outside of the country, the food, the beautiful scenery... the place had everything.

From getting to drive on the road that the Top Gear presenters made famous (or infamous ), to swimming in the the most pristine unpolluted water in the world, to walking around the oldest Roman amphitheatre found outside of Italy ( Dated around 20BC ), Albania had it all. And cheap.

I paid 70 cents for a litre of beer and less than $4 for a huge meal.

There were three places in particular that stood out: the port city of Durres, the oldest city in Albania, Berat and Himare Village on the Ionian coast.

There is a lot of potential in Albania and you can see the possibilities. I can't wait to go back and see the changes that have occurred. They will happen.


View all contributions
Ad Feedback

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should SBW have been given an exemption?

Yes

No

Don't care

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content