I've killed all my prejudices about Albania while driving through it (the whole of it, from Montenegro - to Macedonia) with my Hieromonk friend. I expected troubles, but had none.zg18 wrote:Thank you for interesting and honest answer.
I mean , Albania should do more effort to familiarize neighbours about itself. News from Albania , honestly are perceived like news from India or South Africa.
Second problem , are Kosovo Albanians , with all respect to them , they are not doing Albanians from Albania like you any favor in the region (you are perceived through them by others) , and they are not of good reputation (Kanon of Leka Dukagjini , kanun , vendetta , organized crime , position of women , arranged marriages from childhood etc.).
I`m sorry if sound too uncomfortably honest , but , what the hell , even forums like this we can use to understand each other and raise awareness about certain things.
Albanians are nice people (in Albania), not quite like those we have here (no offense intended really, but it's true).
Since then, whenever I go to Ohrid, I take a day or two and visit Pogradec and have some Ohrid trout (you can't get it here, it's forbidden by law).
And I always plan my visit on Sundays so that I can take the kids to Liturgy in the morning. The priest in Pogradec is one of the nicest guys I've met. A real Orthodox Christian, doesn't care about nationality, only cares about Christianity.
As it should be. Always comes to Sveti Naum on "Slavas" as well. Listening to the Liturgy in Albanian is quite a treat for me...