Photo Credit: Megan Williams
Albania tourist host Lina Ndrepepaj (second from left) with some Bathore Beach kids
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For half a century, Albania was one of the most isolated countries in the world, a nation ruled by a paranoid communist leader. When the regime finally fell in 1992, many Albanians fled. Today, a million Albanians live outside the country. For those who stayed behind, the going is tough. Poverty, unemployment, corruption and organized crime are rampant. But there are also small signs of hope. One group of young entrepreneurs is using an unusual kind of tourism to stay in Albania and show it off to others. Megan Williams reports.
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