It seems the world is having an ongoing love affair with Albania. Much has been written in the press about the diversity of Albania and it is all true!
They speak of the amazingly clear sapphire and turquoise Adriatic & Ionian Sea, the jaw-droppingly beautiful coastline and hidden beaches, they mention ottoman towns, quaint villages and towns with a tangle of pretty, narrow streets – all carved out of stone.
They mention exquisite seafood (and pizza – Italy is Albania's neighbour just a ferry ride away) fabulous hiking and biking trails, wonderful summer festivals, and a feeling of unspoiled enchantment. Not to mention also the amazing Albanian hospitality, has blown me away over the last 8 years.