Tirana, the capital of Albania, is one of the only capitals without a McDonalds!

Albanian buses (called furgons) have no timetable, they depart when they are good and ready – or full.

Mother Teresa is the only Albanian to win a Nobel Peace prize, which she won in 1979 for her work helping the poor in Calcutta, India.

Albania is in Eastern Europe, with a population of 2.8 million people. Its capital is Tirana, and the currency is Lek. They speak Albanian.

Fun activities to do

To download the flag and map:

  1. Click on the image
  2. Right-click and select Save Image As…

Also try making a postcard and it’s stamp! Try filling in your suitcase for the trip!