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Tirana, Albania - Get in quick before everyone else does

May 24th 2009
Not on everyone's list of places to see in the world, Albania had always been a country that appealed to me. With my pal Michael, we flew into Tirana on a warm and sunny evening in May. One of Europe's poorest nations (a legacy left over from ex-ruler Enver Hoxha, or Supreme Comrade as he liked to call himself), Albania embraced communism in the 1940s. At first Hoxha made friends with the Sovi ... read more
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Albanian Flag Between 1990 and 1992 Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven difficult as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, a dilapi... ... read more
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