Albania: Day 2 (Tirana)

ou can see the efforts of Mayor Rama to reinvigorate the capital with the reclaimed green spaces, fountains, parks and recreation, casinos, nightlife, the reconstruction of churches, mosques and Skanderberg Square and the palette of bright colors that now distinguish the city's once gray, dull and grim Communist style buildings.

Kosovo: Day 1

Long-term ethnic tensions between Kosovo's Albanian and Serb populations left the "province" ethnically divided, resulting in inter-ethnic violence culminating in the Kosovo War of 1998-1999. This is yet another war in this region that occurred in our very recent past. Even my own daughter was alive and hearing/learning about this war that is how recent it was. …