Hello my dear traveler fellows! I thought that writing an article about MONEY would be great and super helpful. Albania is not part of the European Union yet unfortunately, as you may already know. Consequently Euro is not the official Albanian currency. Now, let me introduce you to Lek (code: ALL), the official Albanian currency.
Lek is used only in Albanian territories so every time I have to travel abroad I need to change my money. First things first! In a place where the number of money exchange points grows like mushrooms after rain I need to find the best rates so I take no single cent less than I would at another mushroom. Hm, sorry, at another exchange point! That is advice for you too. Even though you can use your own currency for paying it would be better to have lek instead. This way no one can fool you. And I would also suggest not to change any currency into lek at any bank – they have the worst rates.
And the award for the best exchange rates goes to…Iliria’98. There are around ten Iliria’98 exchange points in Tirana; The rates of Iliria’98 can be viewed on their website and also you can search on maps to find the nearest point to you.
Thank me when you visit Tirana ;p