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Posts Tagged ‘Theth’

Worth the Journey: Far-Flung Lodges of the World

  • WHL Group
  • 9 December 2012

In today’s hyper-connected and quickly globalising world, a retreat into remoteness can be the finest amenity that travel has to offer. But where can you turn to really get away from it all? And when you get there, will you still have somewhere to spend the night? We’ve searched our WHL Group network for the most far-flung lodgings we could find. Far more than hotels, these unique places to lay your head offer a full travel experience.

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Taking the High Road: Mountain Treks for All

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 17 April 2012

For centuries, high-minded travellers, wise men and ladies alike, have sought out the world’s mountains, revelling in the challenge of the climb and capturing in photographs and ink the terrific views and exaltation that come at the end of long and strenuous hikes. Ridge-rambling adventurers are, if anything, more numerous today than ever before. Fortunately, mountain treks abound, gauged to hikers of all abilities.

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Six Storybook Guesthouses in the Northern Albanian Alps: A Photo Essay

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 22 October 2010

Local-minded travelers in Albania love to get deep into the heart of Albanian nature and culture. That is why they choose traditional, family-run guesthouses for visits to Theth and the northern Albanian Alps. These wood-shingled stone structures have long endured the harsh winter-weather conditions of the region and now exhibit a visual charm captured by local partner Outdoor Albania’s co-founder and photographer Genti Mati.

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Outdoor Albania’s View on Local Travel

  • Lieke van Leeuwen
  • 19 July 2010

Laura Payne, co-founder of Outdoor Albania and a local travel activist, believes that travelling is all about connecting with locals and experiencing their cultures – bringing real economic benefits to those who need it most. Laura first visited Albania six years ago and fell in love with the country’s spectacular scenery and people. She saw the enormous potential for tourism and decided to do something about it that would help the locals too.

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Photo of the Week: Guest House in the Albanian Alps, Thethi, Albania

  • Image/text by Gent Mati
  • 27 December 2009

I took this picture on an early September afternoon in 2008, on a week-long trip to shoot a documentary on the Albanian Alps. The house of the Terthorja family was our destination – a guesthouse where we could rest and spend the night. It is located in the centre of the Thethi valley and most likely has the best panoramic setting of any of the other houses of this typical Albanian mountain village.

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