Tirana is the capital of Albania, and the biggest city of the country. Still it is a small and compact place that is best explored on foot. Its architecture bears considerable influence of Italian as well as Turkish monuments.
Since 2001, the city has been transformed from a grey, dusty town into a colorful, dusty city. Dozens of buildings have been painted in happy colors to alleviate the Soviet block feeling that pervaded the streets.
Until 1990 it was only the elite that was allowed to use the total of 600 cars that were in Albania. After 1990, the entire population bought a Mercedes and jumped behind the wheel. Tirana has something of a reputation for insane drivers and potholes that resemble bomb craters. Make sure you wear sensible waterproof shoes or you'll end up with a sprained ankle or a sockful of mud.
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Drive the car to other places.