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Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: In 2007, there are few guidebooks on Albania.

The Bradt Travel Guide in English, published in 2004 gives fair information. It does not seem to have been updated since then and some information are outdated. As Albania is quickly changing, there is an urgent need for a new edition.

I have also used the Petit Ft guidebook, published in 2006. It is the only guidebook in French on Albania. I do not use the Petit Ft guidebooks when others brands (such as the ?Guide du Routard?) are available but, being the only one available, I tried it and found that it was a good complement to the Bradt.

Miscellaneous: The Lonely Planet Eastern Europe covers: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine. I have not used it but the advices I got from half a dozen users is that it is not very useful.

The Albania travel guide by Philip Ward was published in 1983. It is of course heavily outdated but still gives useful information on permanent features of the country. It can be found for example at Amazon which describes it as the following : Very Good. The first travel guide to Albania in English published during the Communist regime, illustrated with photographs and maps.

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  • Written Nov 8, 2007
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