"South Outdoor Festival", Pilur 2017, një rikthim te “gjyshja në fshat”

on Thursday, 26 April 2018. Posted in Reportazh

Një festival traditash që po kthehet në traditë

Eraldo Rexho
 
Kur merr të përpjetën e kodrave mbi Himarë për në "South Outdoor Festival" që u organizua këtë vit për herë të parë nga programi “Zhvillimi i Integruar dhe i Qëndrueshëm i Rajonit Bregdetar Jugor” i implementuar prej GIZ në Shqipëri, lë peshën e lodhjes e stresit, mundimet e rrugës dhe i jep krahë vetes për një aventurë. Programi i prezantuar në faqen zyrtare të festivalit premton tri ditë të mbushura plot me aktivitete, aq sa të duket e vështirë të gjesh kohën për të pushuar, sidomos ata që kishin rezervuar biletën e pjesëmarrjes në më shumë se tre sporte.

Discover the "Wine and Olive Route" around the Central Albania - Albanian Food Tours 2018

on Thursday, 12 April 2018. Posted in Itinerare

A long culinary tour, wineries and extra virgin olive oil factories in the Tirana-Durres area

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This tour is offered from the Regional Developmet Agency 2
Should we suggest and you accept a culinary travel-tale through Middle Albania, it is likely that those who are at least a little familiar with that part of Albania would think of the traditional dishes like ‘tava e dheut’, ‘tava e kosit’, all kinds of roasted meat, and other dishes either inherited or influenced from the Ottoman cuisine that presently has gained all of its own characteristics and is called the Middle Albania Cuisine.
We, in fact, would introduce this beautiful part of Albania to you in a completely different way – by presenting two ancient cultures in Albania: vine-growing and olive-growing.
Our country, as a typical Mediterranean country, is a well provided one for the cultivation of vine and, as the archeological findings show, it is one of the most ancient places of vine-growing. Presently, the enological market in Albania is represented by several successful wine producers like Kallmeti, Arbëri, Kokomani, Belba, Bardha, Herta, Skënderbeu, etc. who are now working together with the native viticulturists, agronomists and enologists to implement their know-how in the Albanian land.
So, as soon as you would find yourself among the endless vineries where we are about to travel to, or in any of the wineries like the wonderful Kokomani Winery, you couldn’t probably help yourself exclaiming in amazement: “What does Tuscany has more?”
Naturally Tuscany has more, but the Middle Albania has a lot too. It presently is the richest area in wineries in Albania that produce a high quality wine well confirmed by the numerous prizes awarded in national and international events. It also has an abundant amount of traditional factories that produce extra virgin olive oil. We are about to show you the best of this agro-tourist industry that entered the list of tourist itineraries right away.

The North Albania itineraries, not only culinary but also a pilgrimage in history, in authentic natural heritage and in the Albanian culture

on Monday, 09 April 2018. Posted in Itinerare

Albanian Food Tours 2018 - The Best Culinary Tours from Travel Magazine

The North Albania itineraries, not only culinary but also a pilgrimage in history, in  authentic natural heritage and in the Albanian culture

This long culinary and cultural tour is offered from CABRA, a GIZ project, in collaboration with Regional Developmet Agency 1 
Prepared from: Luan Dervishej

Albania is as small as also big: most of the edges of Albania can now be easily reached and with the increase of tourists’ interest for exploration and improvement of touristic supply, the range and density of cultural and natural assets enjoyed by the visitors proves a wealth with substantial values. Nowadays, to travel from Tirana to the northernmost point Vermosh, it could be achieved within 4 hours drive. However, as a tourist we want to explore step by step the touristic attractions along the way, which would extend the travelling time up to a week.
Gastronomy degustation as part of tourism should not be left out from the exploration of nature and cultures of the destinations. This means to dive in and understand the environment, traditions, the origin of the products and the culture behind cooking. At this point, you can understand and choose what is special and authentic, an experience that you can probably find it even at a modest corner.
What you will need is: the desire to ask, to explore and enjoy the beauty; the necessary information and reference for the destinations, and a mobile phone with google map. For tourists who are not keen to drive themselves and undertake such adventures, with the exception of the road Qafë-Thore-Theth, all the other main destinations as described could be reached with common cars as the roads are well asphalted.
Beyond experiencing and enjoying the touristic journey, the itineraries offer a possibility of enrichment for the memories and the photography archive; enrichment from historical and geographical knowledge; enrichment of the house basket with local products and why not the feeling of appreciations for the country’s values.
The touristic package of the north itinerary exposes a touristic arrangement that covers a region with a historical cohesion, cultural and geographical, which is an important part of the identity and the Albanian autochthonous heritage.
Therefore, in accordance with the cultural or natural interest, the exploration of the region could be experienced as a pilgrimage in history, cultural heritage and Albanian nature.
The itineraries in the district cover all the main categories of the touristic products: natural, rural, cultural. Products of the sun and wind originated from a complex picturesque view and biodiversity. The wide range of biodiversity passes through areas and parks awarded with national values, international or regional like the reservoir of Kune – Vain, up to the protected area of Buna river, near the Natural Park of Shkoda’s lake, the regional park of Shkrel, the National Park of Theth and even up to Vermosh as the future park of the Albanian Alps. The itineraries pass through the Adriatic coast across lagoons, exotic and affirmed beaches, fields and hills areas rich with not only agro-biodiversity but also historical and cultural. On the way you get to pass by the large water streams rivers like Drini and Buna, offering picturesque mountains river valleys like Kiri, Rrjolli, Prroi i Thate, Cemi or Vermoshi. It follows with Shkodra’s lake and panoramic villages, cities with a rich historical and cultural heritage like Shkodra, considered the capital of the northern region of the country that stretches beyond the borders and the Albanian Alps, which are the symbol of mountains and heroic heritage of the Albanian landscape.
The touristic package includes different regional destinations where you can spend a whole day and one night stop. The itineraries consist in embracing cultural, historical, regional, natural, rural, agro-biodiversity and gastronomy heritage, with a dominant main theme of different specialties from the respective areas.

Adriatik Tours LLC successfully presented Albania as a new Destination in NY Times Travel Show

Written by Flora Xhemani Baba on Friday, 30 March 2018. Posted in Intervista

Interview with Nevila Dudaj General Manager / Founder Adriatik Tours LLC

Adriatik Tours LLC successfully presented Albania  as a new Destination  in NY Times Travel Show
Adriatik Tours LLC, is the first representative of Albanian tourism in New York who did
exhibit in NY Times Travel Show for the first time, and did introduce Albania to the American tourism. Adriatik Tours LLC, started to operate in September 2017 in West Hartford, CT, as the international sales representative office of the Adriatik Hotel, as well as a Tour Agency offering Special packages of tourist destinations in Albania.
Adriatik Tours LLC represented also Albania for the first time in New York at the 15th Travel Show , organized by the New York Times , the renowned media in US .
Although in recent years Albania has an increased participation in tourism fairs, and exhibitions which start from Japan, to all the rest of the world, Albania, has never been part of the tourism fairs or Trade Shows in America.
But this January of 2018, thanks to Adriatik Tours LLC, finally the name of Albania was written in the stand number 577 of the NY Times Travel Show. 
Albanian’s name was not only written in that stand , but its presence was wonderfully conveyed through this participation, as a tourist information, traditional Albanian performance and the presentation of the best Albanian destinations.

Uta Ibrahimi, one more reason to be proud of Kosova

Written by Irhan Jubica on Friday, 30 March 2018. Posted in Intervista

Towards the 14 highest peaks of the world with "Utalaya-Himalaya" project

Uta Ibrahimi, one more reason to be proud of Kosova
English - Shqip
Two photos were shared on social media sites, nearing February 17, the date Kosovo celebrates the Independence Day. One came from Rita Ora holding the flag of Kosovo, while shooting her “Shine Ya Light” video on 2012, and the other was from Uta Ibrahimi, when she reached the Peak of Everest in 2017.
It seems that people perceive these two women as worthy representatives of Kosovo, as the country celebrates its 10 year anniversary of Independence. We demand readers not to consider the reality as a sexist approach, but in reality the positive image of Kosovo for a decade has been dominated by women. The judo champions, Majlinda Kelmendi and Nora Gjakova; the first head of the commune in Kosovo, Mimoza Kusari-Lila; Dua Lipa, the girl from Kosova who won a British Award in the last edition, the USA ambassador, Vlora Çitaku, these are some renowned names who continue to contribute in their professional fields. The strongest positive image of independent Kosovo continues to be the former president, Atifete Jahjaga (2011-2016). She was active in internationalizing the issue of Survivors of Sexual Violence during Kosovo War, and supporting the project “I think about you” (“Mendoj për ty”) by artist Alketa Xhafa – Mripa. Ms. Jahjaga was the first to reach the peaks of world politics, as Uta Ibrahimi is the first Albanian women from Kosovo that conquered the heighest world peak. Everyone is inspired to follow on their steps.