Will Albania’s Monuments Survive? + Translated Image Gallery

Although neglected, destroyed, and forgotten many communist era monuments can still be seen today. Will these monuments survive or will they continue to erode from the Albanian landscape and Albanian consciousness?

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Why You Should Read “High Albania” by Edith Durham

In 1908, the people of northern Albania, specifically those who resided in the mountains, lived much as they had since antiquity. Foreign empires came and went but seldom did the conquerors possess the effort or the incentive to conquer the “wild tribes” of the north. In this way, Northern Albania had come to be seen by those of Western Europe as “the Land of the Living Past.”

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The Best of Albanian Pop Music

For me, the most enjoyable part of learning a new language is understanding the music of that language. In fact, I can still sing you a few Juanes songs from when I was learning spanish. Although Albanian speakers are linguistic group of less than 10 million people divided by inaccurate borders and emigration, it produces plenty of music. In fact, some of it is quite enjoyable. Here are my favorites:

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