From the Balkans with love

From the Balkans with love

By Elitza Kavrakova, RBI | If I would ask around the people in Vienna, what they immediately associate with the Balkans, many would say “cevapcici”, “baklava” and most would probably mention their “Yugoslav” or Turkish neighbour or...
Lake Shkodër – A sanctuary for travelers

Lake Shkodër – A sanctuary for travelers

By Tesi Vila, Raiffeisen Bank in Albania |   As summer is in its full effect, I would like to shift your attention to the peaceful and special lake Shkodër, as an alternative to the busy and noisy beaches. Placed between Albania and Montenegro and declared a National...
Cycling through CEE – Part 3: From Vienna to Tirana

Cycling through CEE – Part 3: From Vienna to Tirana

By Johannes Langthaler, RBI | After my cycling trips from Vienna to Prague and from Vienna to Budapest, this one took me all the way from Vienna south to Tirana. It’s been a truly fantastic journey: many different countries, landscapes and nature, so many friendly and...
Ballokume of Elbasan – traditional Albanian buiscuits

Ballokume of Elbasan – traditional Albanian buiscuits

By Klarida Rrogozi, RBI | In our last post we showed you that Albania is a mecca for coffee drinkers. And because coffee tastes just wonderful with sweets, we want to share with you a traditional Albanian cookie recipe. That way, you can recreate the Albanian cafe...