Kruje, Albania

_Kruje 26-1-2013 022Kruje 26-1-2013 020VintageColors_3_Kruje 26-1-2013 025_Kruje 26-1-2013 035 Today I went to visit the famous ancient city Kruje, of Albania. Me and my family visited the  very popular and attractive museum, and castle of Skenderbeu. Skenderbeu was an Albanian warrior, who lived around 500 years ago, he fought for his Country, against the Ottoman empire. Even today, Albanians still admire his courageousness as a worrior, and his love for his beloved Albania… I got to enjoy seeing many beautiful, antic stuff that were there for tourists to see and buy. Among many, many other things I saw this dress, or more of a traditional costume dress, made from wool, in beautiful black and white stripes, and beeadings on the chest area. The hat is a traditional hat as well that I got to try on, with     Lires (goldcoins) around. One of my favourites was this beautiful velvet blue, handmade jacket, with silver embroidery, so beautiful. I still have so many, many more places to visit, and enjoy here in Albania. This Country is a true treasure of history, culture and tradition. It really makes me proud to state that I, myself am of Albanian blood 🙂 To me this was truly a great, and important experience to have, I feel like I need to learn more of my great and amazing ancestors.This was like a visit back in time, simply amazing   – BB