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Xheni Tirana

My name is Xheni (Jenny) and I have studied Foreign Languages, French and English specifically and one of my profiles is being a translator. I have done this for a long time and I can say that I am in love with it because it has helped me a lot to discover different cultures, to communicate with other people and to explore their traditions and viewpoints. Translating made me connect with the tourism branch even more and start a new exploration era that is definitely very intriguing for everyone. Tourism is a highly dynamic and full of adrenaline field.

Tourism, similarly to translation, is the connecting bridge with the mankind, landscapes, nature, culture and gastronomy. It is a tool to discover the vivid colors of cities, the clever and noisy youth and the uniqueness of the people all around the globe as if I were in the process of translating a book full of stories and characters. For years now, I create and prepare custom made trips for travelers interested in Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in places such as Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Macedonia and tailor made tours to these countries. When interested in cultural and culinary tours, archaeological and UNESCO sites, hiking, biking, 4 x 4, kayaking, canyoning, rafting and so more across the Balkan countries, you are just one step closer to having your best experience in these yet not fully explored places. Visit us and discover the endless canyons and rivers, the Alps, the Riviera, the richness of the flora and fauna and last but not least, our hospitality!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have started travelling initially to visit every corner of my country, Albania and later on the Balkans and Europe. Travelling enriches the mind and soul just like the books do. Kosovo, Montenegro and Macedonia are the countries that resemble the most with Albania and at the same time have their own unique beauties and attractive sites. Their geographical position allows me to organize many different activities such as kayaking, caving, paragliding, hiking, biking, 4 x 4 and of course cultural tours."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Impressive to me was the first trip to Strasbourg, France. It was thrilling because it was the first time to go abroad. Strasbourg remains to me today, after many other places I have visited, the most beautiful city in the world, the city I will always have nostalgia for. There I visited the Notre Dame Cathedral, the highest peak of Christianity, the first astronomical clock, I attended my first training in Europe, visited the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, and the endless beauties of that stunning city. There is no way anything else will replace this experience to me, the trip to the "Capital of diplomacy" in Europe. "

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