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Actress Eliza Dushku explores her ancestral home in Dear Albania

In DEAR ALBANIA, Eliza and her brother Nate travel to Albania where they explore 15 unique cities throughout the country. Each stop on their journey reveals the country’s rich cultural history — from scenic coastlines to teeming urban centers and enchanting mountain villages, each with their own stories to tell.  Read More »

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