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I Highly Recommend This Country

Given that I gave Neil Woodburn a hard time over his mysterious inability to find restaurants in Tirana, and given his very gracious rersponse, I think it is appropriate to direct you to the whole of his - otherwise - excellent travelogue from his journey through Albania.

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ローラ said…
I came accross his travelogue just last night and I thought it was excellent. I laughed when I read your comments. You were so persistent! It was adorable. ;)
Mërgimtari said…
Nice travelogue on Albania, though I still feel bad the guy couldn't get a decent meal in a country of wonderful food.

His piece on Ulqini was right on the money and he captured everything I love about the place and why I prefer it even to Budva.

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