Albanian 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.  

Enver 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 ended.  

In 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.

During 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 country.

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.

The book, which is available as a paperback and an e-book (Kindle format), contains two maps and many photographs.


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As 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.