Communication in English or Italian is easy with professionals working in tourism
COLLABORATION FOR THE LEAF IN ALBANIA
Orthodox churches and mosques stand side by side in the center of Tirana , the Albanian capital . The Opera , the National Historical Museum , parks and government buildings also share space on the streets of the region , full of bike.
A suggested tour starts by Skanderbeg Square , named after the national hero of the 15th century .
Nearby, is the street (which in Albanian is " Rruga " ) and 4 Deshmoret Shkurtit via more sophisticated - kind shops Oscar Freire Albanian - it was a restricted area to the summit of the Communist Party until 1991, when , with the end of the regime , was opened . Today , there are Apple stores ( called Molla , " apple " in Albanian ) from , Puma and other international brands .
Returning to the Skanderbeg Square , visit the National History Museum , the largest in the country . With a tour of the place it is possible to understand the country's past , reading about World War II and the movement of Albanian resistance.
Less than 500 meters from the museum is the oldest mosque in the city, Et'hem Bey , built in 1823 .
Followed by the boulevard and Deshmoret Kombit , tourists will notice that there is a snack similar to Mc Donald's : Kolonat the network that says sell fast food Mediterranean. Serve the spaghetti ... sandwich and fries.
At night , the center remains the best option. Cartoon , Albanian crowd the cafes , bars and restaurants after hours .
Restaurants , incidentally, are another highlight of Tirana . You can indulge in meals based on lamb prices by even more affordable compared to São Paulo on the best houses in the capital , as was ( era.al ) and Juvenilja in Italy square.
Ask any of the typical Albanian dishes like " tave dheu " ( braised beef with yogurt sauce ) , served only in the country . Prepare yourself for an overdose of cheese - feta or ricotta is , Albanians eat it at every meal .
Restaurants in the capital , a portion of " qofte zgare " ( kind of long kebab , quite popular in the Balkans ) costs around 400 new lekes (about £ 8) . A portion of roast lamb with potatoes , 800 new lekes ( £ 16) . A dish of seafood , 700 new lekes ( £ 14) .
Prices across the country are inviting not only for food . Admission to the National History Museum costs 200 new lekes ( £ 4) . Have the shows at the Opera tickets are around 1,000 new lekes ( £ 20) .
Tirana is crossed by two rivers, the Tirana and Lana , and surrounded by mountains , of which Mount Dajti worth a visit .
You can climb the mountain by cable car ( new lekes 700 per person , roundtrip ; dajtiekspres.com ) and have a panoramic view of the city as well as the mountains , the lakes and the rural area surrounding it . Atop Mount Dajti , no hotel , restaurants , cafes and playground . It's program for an entire afternoon .
Luna Park is another tourist attraction in Albania . In addition to restaurants and cafes , an area trails .
Castles and forts should also be seen by tourists visiting the country . In Tirana there are , for example , Castle Petrela to current construction is from the 15th century .
Asked what he recommends in Tirana , the city where he lived for six years, the Brazilian journalist and writer Bernardo Joffily , who lived in Albania ( read more on page F9 ) , responds . " In Tirana , recommend walking through the old streets and also a walking through the cemetery of the Martyrs , where combatants are of Nazism and where there is a beautiful view . " Stay on Rruga Dr Shefqet Ndroqi .
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Who speaks English or Italian does not usually go through difficulties when communicating in Tirana or more known cities like Girokastra . Albanians working in tourism speak both languages .
In villages , however, problems can appear to look older - young interlocutors .
But useful information anywhere in the city ( or country ) to find the men's room , look for the word " stupid " ( men ) . The female is "big " ( women ) .
Good day to say " mirëdita " , and thanks to ( a) , say " falemnderit " ( with the same err loaded) and pants were open. ( PALOMA Varon )