The Best City In Europe For Single Moms
After landing in Ireland, almost not getting into the country, having a housesitting fail, and then wandering around Italy for a month, we landed in Tirana, Albania where things improved greatly. Yes, Italy was as magical as people talk about but it was also very expensive. I find the most enjoyment in a place when I can actually afford it and that was not the case in Italy at all. Albania, on the other hand, is easy on the budget and nothing short of amazing. Single moms wanting to experience Europe, listen up! Tirana, Albania is the best city in Europe for single moms and here are 4 reasons why.
Save Them Dollas
Your single mom budget will go far here. You will actually be able to afford a nice place to stay, hire a nanny, and still have money left over to eat out plenty. Win! You mean to tell me I don’t have to figure out what to cook for dinner every night? Yep! That is precisely what I mean. You can take the kiddos out to one of the many relaxing restaurants around the city without breaking the bank instead of exhausting yourself with making dinner.
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We have traveled quite a bit over the last year and a half. Albania has the nicest people we have ever met hands down! I don’t know what these people are on but they must be taking an extra dose of kindness because no matter what street I turn on, there is always a super sweet person around the corner. Seriously.
What Winter Blues?
In order to keep sadness away, you need some damn sunshine and Tirana, Albania delivers. Tirana ranks in the top ten sunniest cities in Europe. There is no such thing as the winter blues here. This is super important for the momma who needs to stay strong for her family. We ain’t got no time for sadness.
I have yet to meet a kid who doesn’t love parks and a mom who doesn’t love letting their kid run around in a park. Well, Tirana is full of them. Even though it is a large city, there are plenty of greenery and parks for kids to get their energy out. Our favorite one is Grand Park of Tirana at Artifical Lake. It is a dream, Y’all. First of all, it is huge with the most unique playground I have ever seen. Every corner of the park has something else to offer from basketball courts to outdoor exercise equipment. This leaves the single mom with her sanity because she is not having to deal with kids that are full of pent-up energy. Score!
Single moms, your European dream is very much real despite peoples claims that Europe is unaffordable for the single mom. You can base yourself in Tirana and explore all the countries nearby including Greece that sits right below it and Montenegro that sits right above it. What are you waiting for? Book those tickets already!
You can read more about My Life In Albania here. Do you know of the perfect city for single moms? Let me know in the comments below.