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Albanian Rhapsody

Remarkably, the Scotsman followed its recent story on Ismail Kadare with a second article on Albania this Sunday by Raymond Travers who recently visited Saranda:
The town's esplanade is crammed with lively bars and restaurants, and its proximity to some historical sites of international renown make it an ideal base for the first-time visitor to a nation rapidly reawakening after decades of communist slumber.
Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet, has also been visiting Albania and you can read his impressions in the Houston Chronicle.
The bright lights of Tirana might have been a colorful revelation, but it was only the first in a string of surprises that Albania would trot out throughout the next week.

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