Tourists travel secret tunnels of Albania's communist-era paranoia
Tourists travel secret tunnels of Albania's communist-era paranoia

Snaking beneath a fortress in southern Albania, a covert tunnel network built during the communist era captures the secrecy and paranoia that defined the long rule of tyrant Enver Hoxha.Today communism is gone and the military bunker is a tourist attraction, still drawing rare visitors during the pandemic, when themes of fear, isolation and confinement are particularly resonant.  The sprawling underground complex, now dubbed the Cold War tunnel, is part of a vast and costly “bunkerisation” project spearheaded by Hoxha, who feared foreign invasion during his 40-year isolationist rule. In order …

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