EXPLORATION OF ALBANIA BY SUISSE MOI - Part 2

That is how Albania is described by the famous Swiss blogger.

“Suisse moi” is a famous Swiss travel blog. Recently they have published a video about Albania.

In this video is described the journey of Sylvain Nicolier, a nomad traveller, who has travelled around the world for lots of years promoting beautiful landscapes sometimes in a humoristic way. Before starting this new adventure he asked online for suggestions or challenges about what to do in Albania. And finally the day to come to Albania has arrived…

He is a freestyler, as it is also shown by the way he starts his video, on the top of a car in Tirana. He visits the city of Tirana, meeting people down the street, playing like a child in the park, climbing up the Pyramid of the ex – dictator or bunkers of the communist regime. According to him, Tirana is the city that best represents the country, with a mix of architectural styles and religions.

His journey continues to Elbasan. He focuses on the little morning customs of the city, children playing in the park, youngsters enjoying a coffee outdoor and elderlies playing domino. For lunch Sylvain decides to taste the famous byrek.

His next stop is in Tushemisht, besides the lake of Ohrid and after that in Korca, where he manages to find folk dancers performing in the city center. He also tastes the local cuisine such as qofte and beer “Korca”.

He continues his trip inVoskopoja, Rehova, thermal water in Benja, a magical and quite place where Sylvain also decides to take a bath. He didn’t miss the city of the flowers, Permet, the Blue Eye, where he had to jump in the cold water as part of a challenge, Saranda and the Albanian Riviera. One of the challenges proposed was to roller skate down to Dhermi. And the challenge was of course accepted and accomplished.

The blogger promises to return in Albania, once again to visit the north of the country.

Sylvain arrived to Albania the 6th of May, and he has spent 10 days in this amazing country.

The one thing that made Sylvain doubtful about his journey was the language. He thought before departure, that it would be hard for him to find English or French speaking people everywhere. He knew for sure that his sister, Anouk, his producer, Geoffroy Dubrueil, and one car would be in Albania waiting for him.

It has been almost two years that Sylvain travels through the unusual concept of Suisse moi (Swiss me).

He has already been to Marok, Togo, Quebec, Mexico etc.

He has developed an entirely new concept or way of traveling. He follows neither touristic travel guides, nor group tours organized by touristic agencies. He organizes the steps of his trip on his own and through suggestions or challenges proposed by others. He aims to discover the world in different aspects such as food, traditions and sports. Then he shares his adventure online by the videos he takes while traveling.

On his second video of Albania you can see how he challenges himself to eat the head of a lamb, eye included and “playing” the cifteli a traditional Albanian music instrument.

As for the name he confesses that he wanted to play with words such as “Swiss me in Mexico” or “Swiss me in Corsica”.   

Source : http://www.suissemoi.com/2016/05/15/cote-albanaise/

 

La face cachée de l'Albanie