πŸŽ’ How to travel in Albania

Absolutely, here are some recommended modes of transportation within Albania:

  • Bus: Buses are the most commonly used form of transportation between cities and towns in Albania. They are affordable and reliable.
  • Car rental: Renting a car is another great option, especially if you want to explore the countryside at your leisure. However, be aware that Albanian roads can be narrow and winding, and drivers are often aggressive.
  • Taxi: Taxis are plentiful in Albania and can be a good option for shorter trips around town. Just be sure to negotiate the fare in advance if possible.
  • Hitchhiking: Hitchhiking is a common practice in Albania, but it can be risky if you're not careful. Always use your judgement and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Train: Albania has a limited train network, with only a few major routes. While trains can be slower than buses, they offer a more scenic way of travel.
Please note that Uber and other ride-sharing apps are not currently available in Albania.

πŸ’Έ Currency in Albania

πŸ™ What are some cultural etiquette and customs in Albania?

  • Removing shoes before entering someone’s home is customary in Albania.
  • It is polite to greet someone with a handshake, and address them with their title and last name.
  • When visiting a mosque, women should cover their heads, and both men and women should dress conservatively.
  • When dining, it is polite to leave a small amount of food on your plate, as a sign that you have been well-fed.
  • Albanians value punctuality, so it is important to be on time for social and business meetings.
  • When entering a room, it is customary to greet everyone individually, including children.
  • It is important to show respect for older individuals, as age is highly valued in Albanian culture.
  • Albanians are hospitable people, and it is common to be offered tea or coffee as a sign of hospitality.
  • When toasting, it is customary to look the other person in the eye and clink glasses together before taking a sip.