Albania is an amazingly beautiful country with very hospitable people, positive energy and a willingness to drive forward. Occasionally it is still held back by the traditional stereotypes from the time of Communism, especially where parents wish for their children to work in public sector. Sadly corruption exists and is ever present. It was great that the journalists looked for ways to overcome this from our conversations. However, the strong sense of optimism can overcome the traditional thinking and the starting point is ahead of most countries in the region.