For much of the 20th century, war and conflict made Albania, a small country on the Adriatic, largely unaccessible to foreign travellers. Today the safe and welcoming nation is quickly becoming a popular destination for travellers looking to tap into its ‘off the beaten path’ beaches and rugged landscapes. For a glimpse into this beautiful country, watch Little Big World’s Awesome Albania, a short video that seamlessly combines time-lapse and tilt-shift techniques, aerial videography, and the perfect soundtrack to produce a stunning, animated and almost hypnotic experience. Make sure you turn up your volume for the full effect.

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Video courtesy of YouTube: Little Big World; photos displayed are video screenshots.