Helene Dancer
Writer, journalist, filmmaker

Poetry in motion


Beloved by the poet Lord Byron, Albania is the hidden gem in the Mediterranean crown

A group of old men in suits and flat caps play dominos in the shadow of Albania’s Monument of Independence. One lays the winning slate and sits back, satisfied, before a new game begins. It’s a peaceful scene in a country that has suffered mixed fortunes, and in the face of adversity is now being touted as Europe’s most exciting undiscovered destination.

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