Thursday January 26th.

I’ve been here over a week now, so I’ve had a chance to look around and take some more snaps. 
Albania used to be communist, a sort of satellite soviet state, until the fall of the Soviet Union. It was very underdeveloped at the time but is now undergoing westernisation. This is clear when looking around the backstreets, which are full of old decaying buildings mixed with brand new developments. So it’s a mixture of very old and very new, as you can see from the photos. The main streets are full of modern shops and restaurants and are connected by old alleyways that show the old stuff. The front and back of main street buildings are quite different.