What is the Deal with Albania?

When I first told my family and friends, I was traveling to Albania for 5 weeks I got back some unusual looks. Older folks gave me looks of worry still envisioning a country of political unrest, communism, and war. Friends and peers gave me a look of confusion as they knew absolutely nothing about the country thinking, “why would you want to go there?” And all the rest gave back a blank stare, thinking, “Where even is Albania?”

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