Albania

Scenes from a Day Trip to the Cape of Rodon, Albania

Some people take themselves shopping on their birthday, some people throw big parties, some people eat cake, some people sit in their rooms and cry. I like to treat myself […]

Some Good News, Some Bad News, and the Journey to Valbona, Northern Albania

A journey to Valbona in Northern Albania was something that was high on my list to do since I first learned about Quku i Valbonës and the magnanimous Catherine and her […]

A Magical Ferry Ride on Lake Koman, Northern Albania

As a new resident of Kosovo, I was delighted to learn that Liqenin e Komani, or Lake Koman, was just across the border from me now and an easy road trip […]

Destination Albania – A Visual Vacation Through One of Europe’s Most Intriguing Countries

By far and by large, the most read post on this blog is “15 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Albania” – in fact you’re probably reading this right […]

Surprising Shkodra: A Spontaneous Day Trip to Albania’s Cultural Capital

The intention was to spend a few days hiding out on the beach in Ulcinj, Montenegro and not talk to anyone. Roam around town anonymously at my own pace and […]

Sounds from Kosovo: An Interview with The Glasses

Kosovo is known for a lot of things, good music not being one of them. That is not to say it can’t be found though which is why I was […]

The Blonde Gypsy is Walking Via Dinarica!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past few years as a vagablonde, it’s that life really does work in mysterious ways. Mysterious ways that always lead you to […]

15 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Albania

Albania is one of the most interesting countries I’ve come across in a long time. To say it is unique is not enough and is the place to go if […]

Scenes From 100 Years Of Independence in Tirana, Albania

I am going to fill you in on some things you should know before traveling to Albania soon enough, but first I wanted to share with you the main reason […]

The Blonde Gypsy is Back in the Balkans!

I’m very happy to announce that the Blonde Gypsy has finally made her return to the Balkans! It’s been over a year and a half since I was in Bosnia-Herzegovina […]

On My European To Do List…Albania

I’ve been to a lot of countries in Europe, way more than I have posted about on this blog. There is something about this place that I just can’t get […]