|If your travel is usually to Club Meds and cruise ships, you may want to consider another destination. Albania would eat you alive.
Albania is one of those countries where it helps to have a few good friends with good connections. Without friends, you can get seriously f*cked. As a precaution, visit your local embassy in Tirana. They will be surprised to see you. (They probably don't get too many tourists.)
Given the troubles in Macedonia, it's still a good idea to stay clear of the mountainous Northern area, especially if you enjoy holding onto your stuff. (Armed bandits would also enjoy them.)
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