PC561 Albania Index 13/6/10
Albania 2010 Postcards
Before this see the - Greece 2010 Postcards March-June

- 562a Corfu to Ioannina
- 562 Greece to Gjirokastra
- 563 Berat
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564 Tirana left July 4th
- 565 Kruja ..another friendly town
- 566 Shkoder .. flat and hot
- 567 North Mountains and Valleys .. off the gringo trail
- 568 Shkoder .. work & bleeding stomach
- 569 Rreshen and Lura Lakes
- 570 Peshkopia, Kukes ..

- After this left to Kosovo see CENTRAL BALKANS INDEX

- In the last 15 years Albania has changed from chaos to safe & stable .. today it's the best country to visit in Europe cos of the exoticness, prices and hospitality and

My Opinions on Albania

See my Opinion blogs -
- A Much better travel country than Greece
- All Those Stolen Mercedes
- Those Albanian Millionaires sitting in cafes all day
- The State Religion of Albania is - FOOTBALL
- Why Albania is not really poor
- Reading Kadare - He's not that good
- So many Albanians in UK by pretending to be Kosovans
- Are we British Secretly exploiting the Albanians More ?

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Albanian you already know
Anglia
anglaish - English
tourista
Ching = chien (dog in French)
Pula = poulet (chicken in French)

Others phonetic spelling

Mirmen-gess = morning
Mir-dita = Good Afternoon
Mir-em-broma = Good Evening
Naten-e-mir = Goodnight see you bye
Fall-e-min-derit = Thankyou
Si jeni?- How are you?
Ku eshte stacioni?- Where is the station?

Sa kushton?- How much?
Sa eshte ora?- What time is it?
Ku banon?- Where do you live?
Nga jeni?- Where are you from?

Miri -good
po - yes, yo,yok - no
vir re - wine
eh kuptoi - I understand
nook kopoi - I DONíT understand
flash shkip - speak Albanian
see you choo an - What's your name ?
me falni - excuse me

0 - zero
1 - ne
2 - du
3 - tri
4 - kat
5 - besh
6 - ya'st
7 - st'at
8 - tet
9 - nunt

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10 - tiet
20 - neje-set
30 - tri-set
40 - du-set - 40
50 - besh-set
(In north 40 = katriset)

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11 - ne embe-tiet
12 - du embe-tiet
13 - tri embe-tiet

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100 - ne chin
1000 - ne me

Intro Albanian language
http://albanianoverview.com/phrases.htm
- http://www.funkyalbanian.com/learn_albanian/marketplace.php not much
http://www.ectaco.co.uk/English-Albanian-Dictionary - translation program, online also
http://sdict.com/en/view.php?file=English_Albanian.dct ptrogram
http://www.argjiro.net/fjalor/ online translation
- http://www.it-rx.com/insults/swearing/albanian.htm swearing in Albanian
GOOGLE Translate Albanian

HOT LINKS : Some useful stuff
TOURISM
- albanian.com Home of Albanians on the internet
- galenfrysinger.com - good amateur site
- newalbanianwindow.blogspot.com - a teacher's blog explains Albania is difficult
- inyourpocket.com/albania - info but not that much
- Marubi-Photo-Collection info
- http://bunkertrails.org/ ..the only trail they did so far is a 42Km one from Kruje

Couch Surfing Forum - Albania no subgroups
see - Balkan Group quite active
see - Balkan Hitchhikers meetup at Guca Festival Guca 13.08 - 22.08.2010

TIRANA
- Britishcouncil - not many events

HISTORY
- Wikipedia : Greater_Albania

LIMITED USE
- albaniannews.com - limited
- http://www.tripadvisor.com/AllReviews-g294445-Albania.html - not much
- TA forum
- http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/albania/ not much detail

just travel companies
- http://www.aths-travel.com ..http://www.albaniantrip.com
- http://www.travelgis.com/default.asp?framesrc=/al
- http://www.albaniantourism.com/
- http://www.balkanology.com/albania/index.html 2006 not good cos old
- http://www.albanian.com/main/countries/albania/index.html limited info
- http://www.albinfo.com/ not existing
- http://www1.tip.nl/~t100878/lookalba.htm nothing
- http://www.travelnotes.org/Europe/Albania not much
- http://freeweb.t-2.net/cvetko/grcija/grcija.htm about greece in Albanian
- http://wikitravel.org/en/Gjirokast%C3%ABr limited use
- http://marvaoguide.com/index.php/Countries/Albania.html basics only
- http://www.moto-pajer.com/potovanja/Albanija/main-albanija.html limited use, site in slovenian. Good example of Google translate
- http://dotsis365.com/home/index.php Warez site

Rationalist Connections
- Rationalist, freethinkers, skeptics ..humanist, secularist,

- Albania skeptic - none
- brights - nothing found
- rationalist nothing found
- Humanist - nothing found
- science society - not much Albanian Academy of Science has events, but website is in Albanian only

BACKGROUND

- Pyramid Scheme Story : It's almost unbelievable that the Albanians were so naive about Pyramid Investment ..isn't it obvious that when someone promises profits which are too good to be true then that means it's a scam ? ..but they did believe and then afraid to admit the truth that they had been stupid they turned on the government and started to destroy their own country .... meaning that all the foreign companies got afraid and left and therefore Albania got even poorer. : this biography by an English teacher gives an excellent account

- TV company films mininister asking job applicant to strip... he gets fired, but they get fined $400,000 only in Albania (June 23rd) -

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