• Kala festival, Albania: party time in what feels like a paradise

    10 days ago - By The Guardian

    A new arrival on the festival circuit, Albania is tempting younger holidaymakers to dance on its beaches and explore beyond its pristine shores Just how seriously the Albanian ministry of tourism was taking Kala festival - the first international event of its kind in the country - became clear the moment we stepped off the boat at Saranda to find a police escort waiting to accompany our coaches on the winding, mountainous transfer. That and the arrival of prime minister Edi Rama the following day, for an impromptu poolside press conference with the organisers at our hotel.
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