My feeble attempts to describe the beauty of the Valbona Valley would only get in the way. My thoughts as I stared around me echoed the awe of Jodie Foster's character in Contact: "There are no words..."
I can't seem to shake the lethargy of August and start writing again. Fortunately there are more industrious writers out there who have discovered Albania and are taking up the slack. Check out this series of articles by Nathan Thrall on Slate. Good writing and good links here, here, and here. Enjoy.