Journey to Valbona is the brainchild of Catherine Bohne, an American who came to stay for a week. Three years later, she’s still here, thanks to the charming (and tolerant!) mountain people who were kind enough to adopt her. In addition to her admittedly subjective opinion, the content of the site and the services offered are the product of working closely with the people of Valbona. The goal is always to empower the people of Valbona, to secure their continued success and prosperity.
Please feel free to contact Catherine, in any of these ways:
tel: 355 (0)67 30 14 638
Please be aware that part of the charm of Northern Albania is arguably its remoteness. This same remoteness can make communication challenging, to say the least. The Valbona Valley has no landlines, no reliable internet, and a mailing address which amounts to “23 kilometers down the road, thataway, from Bajrum Curri.” While your interest is definitely eagerly awaited, you may not always receive the most rapid response. Rainstorms knock out the electricity. Snow closes the road for as much as a month at a time. Please bear with us. In the end, we will be your best guides to the area, and we’re used to operating on a much shorter time frame than you probably expect.
Here are some of the other people involved in helping to realize your Journey to Valbona: Gezohem qu e njohem!