Tag Archives: Skanderbeg

Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania

Friday Photo – Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania

Gjergj Kastrioti, known as Skanderbeg, was an Albanian nobleman and military commander who led a rebellion in the mid 15th Century against the Ottoman Empire in what is today Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia. He is revered as a national hero having a museum dedicated to him, a multitude of statues and […]

Skanderbeg Square, Tirana

Wordless Wednesday – Skanderbeg’s Statue, Tirana, Albania

A-Z April Challenge – Tirana

In 2006 Hamish & I travelled to an Albania just opening its doors to the outside world. We soon found ourselves at Skanderbeg Square, the main hub of the city…… To be honest, the square was pretty much it for Tirana sightseeing. Once we had toured the mosque, there was not a lot else to […]

On The Beaten Track – Introduction To Chapter Six ‘No Beards.’

To set the scene, my book chronicles my travels around Eastern Europe with my regular travel buddy called Hamish. This chapter sees us in a mysterious land……… Albania had always been a mystical place to us, Europe’s outcast being neither east nor west. During our teenage years we used to try and get information about […]