Albania, one of the 5 underestimated European destinations
Travel writer and photografer Meagen Collins of Travel Freedom Network, in a report recently published on Yahoo Travel has selected five European destinations “underrated” as she writes what should be visited now.
Nowadays two are the goals of people: to lose weight and travel more. So to help you with this second one, we want to encourage you to surprise your friends this year and discover some of the ‘underrated’ European countries. And you know what? “All of these places are extremely beautiful and affordable,” Collins wrote.
Kosovo, and in particular the city of Prizren, is our new favorite place. Even though the days were getting colder, people still enjoyed the limited hours of sunshine. Residents drank coffee in the city bars. The restaurants were full of people every night and the bars offered a warm atmosphere. What can you eat? Try the ‘peskavicat’, roasted meat and stuffed with cheese. We tried this food at the restaurant “Te Syla”, so good that we went there every day. The price was less than five dollars, and many of the restaurants serve it with salad and pataoes chips. Kosovo is the youngest country of the 21st century and officially independent since February 17, 2008.
Albania. We visited Tirana and Shkodra, but you can also travel to Albanian coastal cities. This place is so full of natural beauty that it would be a shame not to visit it during a European trip. People are all hospitable and do everything to help strangers who ask for help. What can you eat? Beef cooking is a specialty of Albania. We recommend you to try the Albanian pilaf, rice cooked with broth, which usually costs about $ 1.
Another fact: Albania, Armenia, Macedonia and the Vatican, according to Collins, are the only European countries that do not have McDonald’s branches.
Macedonia. We visited the capital of Macedonia, Skopje, that even is still a city under construction it looked beautiful. You can visit the Old Bazaar with its many shops.
Monte negro. It is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the Balkans due to its beautiful coastline, stunning mountains and historic old towns. Prices are somewhat more expensive than in other Balkan cities, but outside the summer season accommodation rates can be negotiated.
Romania. We lived four months in Bucharest and fell in love with this country. There the people are friendly and the cost of living is quite affordable. During the stay of course we visited the best known castle, the caste of Dracula, which we recommend it o lot.