people live all over the world.
Adam Yamey's book, "Rediscovering Albania", is about the
Albanians who live in the beautiful country of Albania: their fascinating history and their vibrant present.
Adam first visited Albania in 1984, when the country was governed by a repressive
regime headed by Joseph Stalin's fervent admirer, the dictator Enver Hoxha
(1908-1985). The country was then 'hermetically' sealed off from the rest of
the world, even more so than North Korea is today.
Hoxha died in 1985, and was replaced by Ramiz Alia. Five years later, two years
after the Berlin Wall was officially breached, Albania's Stalinist dictatorship
May 2016, Adam paid another visit to Albania. He and his wife hired a car and
toured the country extensively. They came away from the country with
favourable impressions and happy memories.
his latest trip, Adam kept a detailed travel journal, which formed the basis for
writing "Rediscovering Albania". The
book charts Adam's trip through Albania, providing personal anecdotes and
observations that give the reader an idea of what to expect when visiting the
Wherever Adam went, he heard things from people, and saw sights that
aroused his curiosity. "Rediscovering
Albania" describes Adam's trip in the context of: Albania's troubled history
and vibrant present; the reports of earlier travellers (Francois Pouqueville,
Lord Byron, Edward Lear, Edith Durham, and many others); and the opinions of
Albanians, whom the author met during his journey. Also, the book includes
comparisons of how the author found Albania in 1984 with what it is like today
in 2016. The resulting text is an informative and entertaining introduction to
one of Europe's most fascinating, but undeservedly lesser-known, countries.
book, which is available as a paperback and an e-book (Kindle format), contains
two maps and many photographs.
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Adam took far too many pictures to be included in one book, he is posting them
gradually on a web page, which you can enjoy by clicking HERE.