Sitting between the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and Greece, Albania is a country full of rich history. The country is still very much unspoilt by the pollution and over-use that many 'Westernised' countries show signs of. This means that you'll find miles of unspoilt and undeveloped beaches, classical cities without the big brand influence and a culture that is largely untouched by Western ways.
The country is split into three main areas, the coastal plain, the mountains and the interior plain. Much of the country (around 75%) is covered in forest.
Driving distance map of Albania (click to enlarge)
Driving in Albania
Rural: 80 km/h
Urban: 40 km/h
Useful phone numbers in Albania
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Ambulance 17, Police 19, Fire 18
Some useful phrases
Ju Lutem (please)
ju falem nderit (thank you)