I asked the online expat community of Albania, what their experiences are in dating Albanians. The question caused much discussion and a lot of humorous responses and these are a selection of 27 of the most interesting, interspersed with my own. Of course, no one is meaning to generalise an entire country of people, but the following points were all mentioned multiple times and to me, they are endearing and part of the reason why us expats love the Albanian people! Skip to content Thursday, September 05, Time becomes a social construct and totally open to interpretation. You become fluent in swearing in Shqip.
The best beaches of the Albanian Riviera
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Here are some of the very best. This is the first accessible beach on the Riviera after negotiating the incredible descent through the zigzagging Llogaraja Pass. A relatively new access road takes you from the main road to the beach itself, a glorious stretch of white sand sprinkled with a handful of low-key local eateries. Sadly the serenity of this overlooked spot could soon be tarnished somewhat, as building work begins on a sprawling, ugly apartment complex that will change the landscape of the beach and bring an increased number of bathers. But, for now at least, Palasa remains the perfect spot for beach bums wanting to avoid crowds, camp alone on the beach and swim in pristine waters.
My relationship with my identity has always been complicated. I grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where, more often than not, I was the only black face in a room. Still, my family is extremely Afrocentric, and we celebrated everything from our black skin, to our curves, to the way we styled our hair. Even in those moments when I was the only one like me, my mom and my nana never let me second-guess myself.
This article is also available in: Shqip. Recently released from a British prison, Kadri Dema has taken up nut farming on a small plot of land his family owns in the village of Patin, northeast of the Albanian capital, Tirana. Deeply impoverished, the region has become a rich recruitment ground for the Albanian crime gangs that now dominate the cocaine market in Britain. Graphic: BIRN.