Welcome to the Albania hub at David’s Been Here! Here, you will find all of my travel guides and travel episodes from my time in Albania. Albania, sometimes called ‘Land of the Eagles,’ is the 78th country I’ve visited in my lifetime. I had the pleasure of exploring it almost in full in August of 2020. I teamed up with Balkan Pearls Tour Operator, Rental Car Albania, Travel Albanian Alps, and Travel Media EU to explore as much of the country as I could over 14 incredible days.

I started in the capital city of Tirana and headed out on an epic road trip that took me from the mountains of northern Albania to the amazing cities and towns of central and southern Albania, to the gorgeous beach resorts along the Albanian Riviera in the far south. Along the way, I fully immersed myself in the culture and explored mind-blowing archaeological sites, farms, natural wonders, and historic cities. I also tried tons of incredible foods (including mountains of yummy seafood and traditional dishes like trahana, byrek, yufka, paçe koke, japrak, and lakror) and a lot of rakija, one of my all-time favorite drinks!

Below, please find all of my Albania articles and videos listed in order. I hope they inspire you to visit this underrated gem on the Adriatic Sea and that they help you plan your trip. Albania is such a special and beautiful country. It’s overflowing with beautiful sites and is filled with warm, kind-hearted people. And while I’m not usually the biggest fan of repeating destinations, Albania captured my heart so much that I know I’ll be back again.

ALBANIA TRAVEL GUIDES

Below are all of my written Albania travel guides, listed in the order in which I visited each city/area.

5 Things You Must See and Do in Durrës, Albania

Things to See and Do in Krujë, Albania

Things to Do in Shkodër, Albania – Complete Travel Guide

 

ALBANIA EPISODES

Below, you will find links to every episode from my Albania travel series. They’re listed in the order I visited them in and are organized by destination.

TIRANA

Episode 1: Traveling to Albania – Trying Albanian Food For the First Time | Miami to Tirana

Episode 2: Traditional Albanian Breakfast in Tirana & Rakija Flight | Tirana, Albania

Episode 3: Insane Albanian Food!! Farm to Table Slow Food at Ceren Ismet Shehu | Surrel, Albania

Episode 4: Crazy Albanian Frog Legs!! Exploring La Fattoria Agro Farm | Farkë, Albania

Episode 5: Albanian Byrek Tour – Making Balkan Stuffed Pastries | Tirana, Albania

DURRËS

Episode 6: Amazing Albanian Seafood!! Exploring Ancient Attractions | Durrës, Albania

Episode 7: The Ultimate Albanian Wine Experience!! Biggest & Oldest Winery in Albania – Durrës, Albania

TIRANA

Episode 8: Rare Albanian Slow Food Breakfast – Veal Head Stew!! Tirana, Albania

KRUJË

Episode 9: Albanian Mountain Food in Krujë Castle!! Bazaar Shopping for Qeleshe | Krujë, Albania

SHKODËR

Episode 10: Traditional Northern Albanian Food!! First Impressions of Shkodër | Albania

Episode 11: Exploring an Ancient Albanian City!! Mountain Guesthouse Food & Rakija | Shkodër, Albania

SHIROKA

Episode 12: Fresh Albanian Fish on Lake Shkodër!! Salt Baked Fish & Tava Fish | Shiroka, Albania

MURIQAN

Episode 13: Albanian Pomegranate Farm Experience!! Making a Traditional Cake | Muriqan, Albania

THETH

Episode 14: Traveling to Albanian Alps!! First Impressions of Theth, Albania

Episode 15: Albanian Alps Food!! Exploring Ice Cold Waterfall & Mountain Attractions | Theth, Albania

SHKODËR (Return)

Episode 16: Home Cooked Albanian Dinner at Local Family’s Home | Shkodër, Albania

LEZHË

Episode 17: The Ultimate Albanian Food Experience!! Smoked Meat & Cheese at Mrizi i Zanave | Lezhë, Albania

Episode 18: Unreal Albanian Slow Food!! Farm to Table Everything at Mrizi i Zanave | Lezhë, Albania

DAIAS

Episode 19: Authentic Albanian Farm Experience!! Farm to Table Food at Nano Resort & BioFood | Daias, Albania

BERAT

Episode 20: South Albanian Food in Berat Castle!! Exploring UNESCO Ottoman Houses | Berat, Albania

Episode 21: Endless Albanian Food & Wine!! Alepta Winery & Castle Park Hotel Dinner | Berat, Albania

Episode 22: Traditional Albanian Breakfast in Berat!! Exploring Elbasan Castle | Berat to Pogradec, Albania

 

 

And those are all of my travel guides and episodes for Albania! I hope they were entertaining and informative and helped you plan your trip to the Land of the Eagles. If you have any questions about traveling to Albania, I’m an open book! Send me a message at david[at]davidsbeenhere.com or shoot me a DM on Instagram and I’ll get back to you ASAP!

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