My landlord put up my rent by a third so I moved to Albania to escape the cost-of-living crisis
Celebrating our first evening away from the UK and our attendant financial concerns, we found a stylish bar, Colonial, in Tirana’s hip Blloku district and scanned the cocktail menu. Prices started at an agreeable 500Lek (£4.30) for an Aperol Spritz. My partner Dan was delighted to discover a Negroni would only set him back AL800, less than £7.
Later, we moved onto dinner at an informal taverna in the lively Pazari I Ri area where three substantial dishes, including a tasty butterbean stew and g