Albania: The Bradt Travel Guide

Albania: The Bradt Travel Guide

by Gillian Gloyer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841621494
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Series: Bradt Travel Guide Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Gillian Gloyer is a linguist who spent four years in Albania from 1998 to 2002, when she was involved in the development of a democratic political infrastructure for the future of the country.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsVI
IntroductionVII
Part 1General Information1
Chapter 1Background Information3
Geography and natural history3
History9
Politics21
Economy21
Ethnic groups22
Language23
Religion25
Culture26
Chapter 2Practical Information29
When to visit29
Public holidays29
Getting there30
Red tape31
What to take33
Health34
Safety35
Money36
Getting around38
Toilets40
Accommodation41
Eating and drinking42
Media and communications44
Electricity46
Albanian time47
Cultural tips47
Giving something back48
Part 2The Guide49
Chapter 3Tirana and Surroundings: Flying into the Capital51
Tirana51
Elbasani74
Kruja78
Chapter 4Butrint, Gjirokastra and the Riviera: Coming from Corfu or Northwestern Greece83
Saranda83
Himara90
Butrint91
Gjirokastra95
Chapter 5Lake Ohrid, Korca and the Gramoz Mountains: Coming from Greece or the Republic of Macedonia108
Korca108
Pogradeci120
The Gramoz Mountains123
Permeti124
Chapter 6Shkodra, Lezha and the Albanian Alps: Coming from Montenegro or Italy129
Shkodra129
Lezha139
Thethi146
Chapter 7The Lakes and Rivers of the Northeast: Coming from Kosova or Northwestern Macedonia153
Tropoja153
Kukesi158
Peshkopia163
Chapter 8The Central Coast and Mountains: Coming from Italy169
Durresi169
Berati181
Vlora188
The coast road199
Appendix 1Language203
Appendix 2Further Reading211
Index215

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