Tuesday, June 14, 2011

IT IS NOT RIO DE JANEIRO, IT IS NOT MARANHÃO AND THIS IS NOT BRAZIL - I AM TALKING ABOUT ALBANIA!!!!!!!

No, no, no, no...you are not in the wrong blog!!! :) This is Rafa writing about a place that is not Brazil but it is a place that no one never think about travelling and it is one of the most beautiful countries in the so called Eastern Europe.

ALBANIA, in my opinion a fantastic PEARL in the Adriatic and Ionian Sea, right in the Mediterranean...

While people think about Greece...or exploring the beautiful italian coast...right there there is a tiny country full of culture, full of music and incredible natural beauties!!!

ALBANIA HAS ALL CHANCES TO BE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE.




Why staying in Nice, Cannes or Montecarlo full of old and luxurious buildings when you still can enjoy a long coast line exactly like the first roman conquerors visited THOUSAND OF YEARS AGO!!!???? You can specially enjoy this paradise in Vlore, more precisely in Dhermi.


In Albania you can still have it...


Visiting ancient greet cities and villages in Buprint part of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE...butrint, ancient Buthrotum, a port from Hellenistic to Ottoman times, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-west Albania. Situated on the Straits of Corfu, and surrounded by a picturesque lagoon, it is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the Adriatic Sea region. The Port of Saranda is the nearest place where you can reach this impressive site. The region is full of hills, river valleys and lovely nature landscapes where we can have incredible hikes!


Trekking in the surroundings of beautiful Korab Mountain, the waterfall in the middle of the mountain is absolutely gorgeous as you can see on you tube in this link -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkMu41K284k - the fauna and flora in this regiuon is plenty, a great opportunity for hikers and bird watchers.



Well, one of my missions here will be promoting Albania for brazilian travellers and also using my contacts in all Americas in order to open their eyes for this promissing european destinations. Also with some contacts that I have in the country, trying to bring albanians to visit Rio de Janeiro, land of incredible beaches, football and super parties like New Year's Eve and Carnaval....


BRAZILIANS IN ALBANIA AND ALBANIANS IN BRAZIL!!!


I think it is very possible!!!


The photos were kindly provided by my Facebook friends Pravllo Vreto and Discover Albania




Rafael Torres Lopes

Tour Guide and Travel Planner

A friend of Albania

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing! It is a huge compliment coming from someone that lives in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

I hope you've had a chance to visit Albania in person. You won't regret it.

Kindest regards,
Alba

ilir said...

Ola Rafa :)
this is really great. Thank you very much for making this blog and to share with the others the beauty of Albania.
obrigado.
Ciao

eli.brazil said...

Obrigado querido amigo por tudo o que você faz para o meu pequeno país, a Albânia e verdadeiramente belo.