Ekskluzivno: Nepoznata Albanija

Galerija: The Mysterious South

Jedan od najboljih albanskih fotoreportera Armand Habazaj, stalni član XXZ redakcije, predstavlja našim čitaocima gotovo nepoznati deo Albanije. Projekt pod imenom “Misteriozni jug” (The Mysterious South) koji je Habazaj uradio uz pomoć nemačke fondacije GIZ Albania (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), predstavlja “nezaboravno putovanje kroz Himaru, u regionu Valone (Vlorë)”, sa ciljem da se razvije i promoviše turizam u ovom delu albanske obale.

Habazaj kaže da je od svog detinjstva, kad je leti dolazio u posetu babi i dedi, ovo bilo najkompletnije putovanje: “Fokusirao sam se da iz različitih uglova predstavim sela, onako kako ranije nisam radio. Nije bilo lako da u toku jednog dana istražim život čitavog mesta, ali sam uradio najbolje što sam mogao. Posetio sam sela u kojima ranije nikad nisam bio, kao što su Kudhës, Pilur, Fterrë i Çorraj koji poseduju prekrasnu panoramu i imaju potencijal za turizam. Uveren sam da će se to uskoro dogoditi”.

Čitav region, kaže Habazaj, kao da decenijama bio u zimskom snu. Potrebno je samo malo inicijative da se probudi dobar duh gostoljubivosti i tradicije, te da se ovaj prekrasni prostor otvori radoznalnim turistima koje čekaju nedirnuta priroda, čisto more i predivne plaže.

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Here it is, one of the most interesting part of Albania. This was an unforgettable trip through all the villages of Himara, a region of Vlorë, Albania. The Mysterious South is a project of GIZ Albania aiming the development and promotion of tourism of Himara region; and I’m very grateful to them for having chosen me :).

Since my childhood, when I used to pass all the summer at my grandparents in these villages, this was the most complete journey. I focused on exploring different angles I never been to bring some other views of this villages. Not very easy to explore and represent the entire life of a village in one day but at least I tried to do the best. Visited some villages I never been before, like Kudhës, Pilur, Fterrë and Çorraj, with some great panoramas and real potential to develop the tourism. I am very enthusiastic and looking forward for this to happen.

Entire region seems to have been in a deep sleep for a while. All it needs is some real initiatives to awake its good spirit of tradition and hospitality. Visit the Mysterious South … it surely has a story to tell!

*With permission from Armand Habazaj; check out his web-site

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