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  • I don't drink cup, but I have just arrived to the country off This'll small country by the coast of Europe doesn't produce any coffee.

  • But this is the country with the highest number of coffee shops per capita in the world.

  • Here, every corner you goto has a coffee shop, 18,000 of them run shop for 169 people and zero offend our Starbucks.

  • Here, each cop costs 50 cents.

  • And for that price, you can buy copy for an entire classroom without breaking the bank.

  • No, I'm gonna pay.

  • Okay.

  • Albania is a hospitable country that has suffered from the cater ship and poverty for many, many years.

  • If they insane amount off cheap, tasty welcoming coffee shops don't get you to visit.

  • I think that maybe the people well, that's one minute, Bessa.

  • It's a word that doesn't mean much if you're from outside of Albania.

  • But if you're from inside of Albania, Bessa is the most important word on that word means honoring your word in the country of Albania.

  • If you say you're gonna do something, you do it.

  • If you promise or Bessa to return money you borrowed, you have to return it and honor your work.

  • You have my Bessa.

  • And even during World War two, when Jews were killed all over Europe, Albanians gave their Bessa or their promise toe help Jews and protect them.

  • And no matter how hard it waas they did, it was one of the very few countries to do so.

  • Just ask their president.

  • I'm the president off Albania, no single Jew was delivered to the names is because we are the nation off.

  • Mother tourism.

  • If there's anything we can learn from the Albanians, is that if you give your word, you keep it, even if it means risking your life in a world full of broken promises.

  • We could all use a little bit more Bessa in our lives.

  • That's one minute.

  • See you tomorrow on.

  • That's my best.

  • Uh, this video is about religion, but I swear to God, Allah and Krishna that it's not negative.

  • See, the truth is, in many countries, religion can break people apart and create an US versus them mentality.

  • But I am so happy to say that I found a country where it doesn't this'll is the story off the beautiful country of Albania in this secular country for different types of religions live in peace on.

  • I'm not exaggerating when I say that you won't be able to tell who is Muslim, who is Christian or who is whatever.

  • Because when you ask them what religion they belong to, they will say it doesn't matter.

  • It doesn't matter because religion doesn't define people here.

  • They are just Albanians living together.

  • Ever since I was a kid, I was taught that religion is a personal thing between you and your God on in the country, off Albania.

  • That's exactly where religion is between people and their God.

  • And it's beautiful black one Theo guy you see next to me is one of very few people to dio this.

  • This Yes, yes.

  • Here in the really remote, remote, remote, remote areas of Albanians, there is a family that has found a way to turn any kind off leap like this.

  • This or this into music.

  • Are you ready?

  • What?

  • They can play Michael Jackson pretend to be a bird or the police for hundreds of years.

  • This is the only family in Albania that can do this.

  • I learned from my grandfather every day.

  • We see trees with million's off leaves and think nothing of them.

  • But this family in a village is surrounded by nature, have turned their surroundings into a billion musical instrument.

  • It the guy you see next to me is very interesting.

  • Here is why meet Peter.

  • Peter doesn't talk much or care much.

  • He just does tattoos.

  • But unlike many, his tattoo shop is a bunker.

  • This bunker was one of many built to protect Albania at times of war, and after the government fell, Peter decided to turn his bunker into a tattoo shop in his bunker.

  • He has no price is once you get a tattoo, if he likes you, it's free.

  • And if he doesn't, it's expensive.

  • And he has no open our schedule, either.

  • If you don't find me here, don't look for me because I've become for good.

  • Tattoos are a huge commitment, and they last forever.

  • So if you're gonna get one, then you might as well do it here in the middle of nowhere in northern Albania, in a communist bunker by a guy with a lot of talent and few words, this unique memory will last forever, just like your tattoos, the 12 minutes.

  • You tomorrow, uh, stereotypes.

  • If you're a human like me, it sucks to be stereotyped.

  • But if you're a country, it sucks even more Colombian drugs.

  • India, Poor Africa.

  • Dangerous things is not what I think.

  • This is what many people in the world think, especially in the US We stay away from these countries because of stereotypes on.

  • I hate that.

  • That's why I went to visit a country that is full of stereotypes the Mafia, civil war, human trafficking, corruption and crime.

  • This'll is one off the least visited places in Europe.

  • And this is the story off Albania.

  • The minute you arrive, you can kiss your wallet Goodbye.

  • Not because someone is going to steal it, but because literally no one will let you use it.

  • Albanians air known for being one of the most generous people on the planet.

  • And that stereotype is true.

  • No, I'm gonna pay.

  • It is also true that in Albania there is no religious conflicts whatsoever.

  • You can tell who is Muslim, who is Christian or who is whatever.

  • It doesn't matter for them.

  • All religions are the same and what's not the same.

  • This is the nature with no exaggeration, no embellishment, no lies.

  • Nature is stunning.

  • It's just like Switzerland for 10% off.

  • The price with Albania is insanely cheap, where all of this can run you $20 on Lee.

  • But still, not many people come here because of the stereotypes.

  • For many years, Albania and many other countries had a rough past this effort from dictatorship, corruption and civil war.

  • To this day, you'll find 170,000 bunkers all around the country, built for wars.

  • This'll day, you'll find poverty and crime still.

  • But what most people forget is that in Albania and in many other places, things improve and stereotypes die.

  • There is no more civil war or Dictatorships.

  • The bunkers are either gone or have turned toe art.

  • Corruption isn't the decrease.

  • Safety is on the increase, and Albania is about to join the European Union and open up to a ton.

  • More tourists.

  • Just ask their president.

  • I'm the president and welcome in Albania on Lee.

  • If you want go off the outdated stereotypes, you'll find a country like Albania with incredible nature, culture, crisis and people to call friends that you otherwise would never, ever meet.

  • This was not the story of Albania.

  • This was the story off many countries like Albania, that are still suffering from stereotypes.

  • The truth is, the world is changing for the better, and our perception of other countries should change as well.

  • Before you go, one last thing.

  • That video you just saw maybe using this camera and this microphone.

  • But for the first time ever, I'm ditching my camera and I'm picking up my podcasting equipment because, yes, I'm starting a podcast.

  • It's called Mass talks.

  • It's free.

  • And it's on Lee on Spotify.

  • And if you liked that video, I think you're gonna love the podcast because I just wanted to make a podcast about things that I would listen to about topics that I wanna listen.

  • Thio Yes, no stocks is 100% honest and raw and deep, and by the way, it's 100% free.

  • So keep your money and give me your ears.

  • Because if you like this video, I think you're gonna love this podcast.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/03
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