• A Day in Gjirokastra| Discover Albania

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    The purpose of today’s post serves as a warm up for the travel vlog coming up on TbyMallano YouTube channel coming up this week. I’ve always loved behind the scenes videos showing how each single picture is acquired, I so hope you do too. Up to a month ago while on our summer holidays in my home country Albania we decided to take a day or two off the beach, discover the nearby cities had been our mindset. Regretfully I know and have visited few cities of Albania but on the other hand it’s a nice feeling to see it all through Maksim’s eyes.

    After driving to Gjirokastra we came across these gorgeous trumpet vines, commonly found in Albanian garden gates. Bees love trumpet vines, taking this picture had been life endangering, just kidding! On another cheerful note although Gjirokastra enjoys the title of a city we came across cows, sheep and even goats while walking the northern part of old town.

    I was wearing Jetset diaries dress OLD similar (here) and (here)

    Seeberger hat (here), love this (here)

    Park Lane flats in SALE (here)

    Celine Diane sunglasses in honey/brown (here)

    striped dress in gjirokastra

    We parked the car and walked to the Gjirokastra castle overlooking the old town and the new very unattractive part of the city. Being a UNESCO heritage site tourists from all over the world walk the cobble stone streets, visit the local vintage stores and local produce. On the way to the mountain local ladies sell handwork embroidery, honey and mountain tea, it smelled divine!

    striped dress in gjirokastra

    The local vintage shops had been a treat for the eyes, I came across many item used in our own household during my childhood, such as the lantern depicted in the picture below.

    striped dress in gjirokastra

    The Gjirokastra castle, better rephrased castle is huge in size, we couldn’t avoid making a stop with the old town clock and post of course on my Instagram (here). The picture had been re-posted very many times, made us extremely happy!

    striped dress in gjirokastra

    After the castle we took off with the goal to visit a traditional household turned into a museum. We got lost, walked in circles in scorching heat to find our way.

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    The Zekate house had been honestly the highlight of our Ghirokastra trip, the household has been converted into a museum run by the Zekate family. We ordered few refreshments such a Turkish coffee and ice-cold water and enjoyed the view of the four floor house, a gift of Ali Pasha to Zekate family dating in 1811.

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    Stay tuned for the video and don’t forget to share the post in the social media.





    1. July 12, 2017 / 12:54 pm

      Your outfit is just perfect. Also all of the photos look amazing. xx

    2. July 12, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      Great set of pictures T !

    3. Jo
      July 12, 2017 / 5:36 pm

      I am cleaning my glasses in anticipation of some super blogs.
      It was the same for me, T. We visited a little old school, now a museum, and I could remember using many of the items on show.
      Oh, T. You look soo cute in that pretty dress.
      Love, Jo x

      • tbymallano
        July 13, 2017 / 8:15 am

        It’s an amazing feeling Jo! Waiting for those pictures from Italy 🙂 Love, T

        • Jo
          July 13, 2017 / 11:15 am

          I haven`t forgotten,T. Honest. Been soooooo busy and exhausted since returning, and tomorrow I`m away spending a couple of days with friends.Have yourselves a wonderful weekend.
          Love, Jo x

    4. July 12, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Those are some pretty shots! The place is beautiful as well as your outfit and yourself! <3

    5. July 13, 2017 / 8:17 am

      Wow babe!

      I am so loving your ensemble. The dress with a lovely cut out back, your footwear and most importantly your very chic style. This post is such a rustic reminder of why I wanna visit this place!

      Dimito Michiyo


    6. LuxeStyle
      July 13, 2017 / 3:34 pm

      Lovely photos! Sounds like you had a lovely time x


    7. July 19, 2017 / 12:40 am

      Sounds like such a wonderful trip. Saw your vlog and the views are beautiful. I love dresses with little details and special cutouts or surprises. Great back detail is my favourite during summer because of how hot it is, and love this one on you.


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