Escape from Albania, a Driver’s Tale

A family escapes Europe’s most oppressive communist regime. No big deal, right?

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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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