Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,
Deborah
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Albania Pic Scam 1


Dad and I were stunned when we went to see the rep the morning we arrived. As I said in my last post, we love to do a local tour - see something of the area we have travelled to - but to also get a chance to visit Albania was something that hadn't occured to us.

For those who don't realise it, from the end of WWII until 1991, Albania was a sealed country - totally Athiestic, fully Communist. It may be part of Europe, but that is all we knew. It is a couple of miles from Corfu, and the occasional fit person managed to escape via the island ... after a long swim.

It is now open to visitors - and we went over. Half the trip was to a World Heritage Site - more about that next - but this has some general views of what is a very poor country.

 


The Albanian National Dress - the flag was already shown in my 366 MEME, here

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During the Communist rule there were more bunkers made than houses - these were everywhere, and manned by 3 people at all times during those years.

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You can even see them on the cliff edge here -

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A mussel farm

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Now they are no longer Atheist, Churches and Mosques could be seen.  During the time of repression, to mention God by name meant instant imprisonment.

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This is the absolute main road, as it comes out of the port town of Sarabanda.

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