Albania, nothing but a warm hug😊
Our first trip after the pandemic hit world tourism was to Albania, and we chose the service of aria travels, to be frank, to get an invitation letter to enter the country. We did text many other travel service, but the patience and co operation aria showed to answer every silly query,made us the visit something to look forward to.
Even thought the service was for just four days out of our 8 days stay, it was worth the wait. We were picked up from the airport by Mr. Jetmir, with whom we had chat for almost 2 straight months after booking. The person seemed very calm and gathered, a very sift spoken and patient person with two little kids on board.
We started our trip from Tirana, durres to berat, then to gjirokaster, sarande, vlore, dermi, lagora and then back to Tirana. The day before departure we visited Kruje too, a must visit old colorful and traditional market.
Our guide for the trip was Mr.Neli, a very responsible and knowledgeable person. The way we created a bond helped us to make the trip very joyful. Every day we learned something, a part of history, a piece of their culture, or even a word from their language.
The unforgettable experience was the visit to both berat, gjirokaster and to the durres. Neli, who is a resident of berat,took us to the most delicious cuisine served restaurants and he was patient enough to go on board with our choice of taste too.
He took us to most surprising and watch worthy spaces and explained every bit of history around those places. May be because of the way he explained, my 5 year old still remember the chivalry of Ali Pacha and remembers the gullies of the seven windows prison in gjirokaster. Every place we visited stand out with their own set of traditions and culture, but i must say, even though, people might not seem friendly at once but once you embrace the city, yoh will see a warm smile wherever you go.
Albania is a pure gem. A country, worth visiting, to give your mind a piece of fresh start.
Thank you Aria, you definitely welcomes our family to your country and helped us to cherish best moments of our life ❤️