Elton has an incredible, earth-shattering idea floating around in his head for a tour that will bring you to the kitchens of families, farms and restaurants for an 8 or 12 day self-guided tour in Albania. It’ll combine beaches, mountains and urban environments and will surely encompass loads of food, wine and raki.  The idea is both to taste the delights on offer and also be a part of their cultivation or production- a full experience. Nature will be in abundance. Stay tuned in early 2018 when we…

Join us for a really deep jump into Balkan history, architecture, art, nature, cuisine, culture and atmosphere. This will be a great way to include four countries in one visit (Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro), all of which are unique and off the beaten tourist path. A large majority of European countries, all Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, Japanese- and many more- do not need a visa to visit Albania and take this tour! So don’t hesitate! Details on this page!  

One aspect of Albanian culture that interests us is Socialist Realism art – of which Albania has in abundance. The communist regime took the visual arts very, very seriously and the country is peppered with their works, from mosaics to monuments (many of which are now sadly vandalized or have simply been neglected.) You can visit the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana to see its collection of Socialist Realism art, but without any context or in-depth descriptions, the works can sometimes be a little perplexing. This is why…