Until recently, Albania was a lesser known country for me. Of course, I knew the basics, I could easily pinpoint the country's location on the map, knew the capital, size, inhabitants, a little about the history, etc.. For work I researched the country's energy sector and learnt more about the country, the culture, history and the people in general. And was even more curious. So I visited the country in summer 2016.
Akú predstavu u vás vyvolá Albánsko? U mňa to donedávna bola čierna diera, ktorú som však vedela celkom presne umiestniť na mapu Balkánu. O krajine som vedela iba toľko, že patrila tiež do komunistického bloku, ale tak trochu inak. Tiež mali svojho "otca národa", ktorý sa volal podobne ako náš národný buditeľ a Štúrov kamarát. Neskôr sa ku mne rôznymi cestičkami dostávalo postupne viac detailov a môj záujem o túto krajinu začal narastať.
Tirana became an unofficial capital city in 1920, officially only in 1925. You can see a lot of typical communist architecture, as well as colorful houses and a lot of mosques - the old town was founded by the Turks in 1614.
Kruja is known as Skanderbeg's city. Gjergi Kastrioti Skanderbeg was an Albanian national hero of the 15th century. He was born into a noble family and joined the Ottoman army.