Traveling to a Country that was Closed for 40 Years

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Thomas spent 7 days exploring around the countryside of Albania in the search for some of the abandoned bunkers left behind after the the communist dictator Enver Hoxha's brutal rule from the 1940's to the 1980's. Yet what we found after a few days was so much more than we'd originally come for. The nature, the kindness of the people and the rich history blew us away. We still left wondering what the future of these bunkers holds...

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  • Dont blame them for the bunkers look at how much England n America has TERRORISED the world and still r

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  • what have they done to Porsche OMG. Albania is cool hope I'll visit it soon

    Zurab JavakhidzeZurab Javakhidze3 dagen geleden
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  • The duck scene was so funny xD

    Máté SzőcsMáté Szőcs7 dagen geleden
  • you should visit Philippines

    John Paul SalamancaJohn Paul Salamanca8 dagen geleden
  • If you are reading this, Don't Give Up! You will make it!

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    niki zahedniki zahed10 dagen geleden
  • Traveling opens up the heart to ALL human beings from across our world 🌎 ❤ 🙏💯

    Max MartirMax Martir12 dagen geleden
  • So disappointed that at the geese you didn’t say “look at all those chickens!” Lol

    Dee ZieglerDee Ziegler12 dagen geleden
  • This is why I wanna travel after this pandemic

    BG IIIBG III12 dagen geleden
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  • this is so fun to watch amazing work as always

    YOtsuba PhanYOtsuba Phan13 dagen geleden
  • you wouldn't survive a herd of Canada geese that large

    Maverick SupertrampMaverick Supertramp13 dagen geleden
  • today I'm getting the tattoo Thomas got, the meaning behind it after I did my research just called to me. I knew it had to be my first tattoo.

    YaBoiSwardyYaBoiSwardy14 dagen geleden
  • I wish the best for our Albanian brothers and sisters 🇬🇷❤️🇦🇱

    Dimitris BistolasDimitris Bistolas14 dagen geleden
  • 15:58 what a sweet, sweet realisation of being totally a Shaggy Rogers :D

    Roksana Małkowska-MichalakRoksana Małkowska-Michalak14 dagen geleden
  • Did you heard that Californians and democrats, communism is very UGLY. For people in Eastern Europe who hear the talks are happening among the youth about communism in USA is shocking. After only a generation people forgot the demonic author behind communism ideology. Was Karl Marx a satanist? - Richard Wurmbrand, read it please!

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    Udara HapuarachchiUdara Hapuarachchi15 dagen geleden
  • Ahhh the little girl so cute

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  • The gease army lookin fresh doe 🥶

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  • What a cinematic experience that one with the geese 😅

    Anna EgliteAnna Eglite17 dagen geleden
  • 7:42 Mark his words, all you woke pseudo-liberals! Communism kills!

    MulesMules18 dagen geleden
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    High DHigh D18 dagen geleden
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    Brent PeddyBrent Peddy18 dagen geleden
  • I absolutely love the show and what it stands for. The scene of the guy getting down from the bunker, because of his fear of heights, was so purely good and needed in this world. I would say I have had the good fortune to see a lot of your guys' videos. So, as a happy consumer of your content, and very happy for your success, man, you really missed an opportunity to really leave an impression, both on that little girl's life, and also the viewership of your truly amazing show. You mention Bourdain. He'd have given the camera away to the fascinated girl. No thought about it. In that beautiful moment. The camera is a thing and that girl's curiosity ultimately means so much more. Get another camera! You know you could do a 30 second bit, tied into the story of the little future photographer in Albania, and have camera companies jumping at the opportunity to "replace" your camera. It totally works as a throwback in your next episode and I have to imagine, you'd be able to set that up while still in Albania driving away from the tiny idyllic village. In that van as you drove away, reminiscing upon of how great that experience was, that video from the van, would have been sweeter for you, and sweeter for the audience, and most importantly, way sweeter for that little girl if you all were talking about how amazing it was to meet that family and gift the camera. Saying I hope Amazon delivers here haha, and then all laughing just isn't good enough when you yield the power you guys have, in an ever increasingly cynical world, when you guys ARE good. All I'm asking is next time you're in that position, give her the damn camera, and know, given your rightful success, you'll be able to replace it within the hour. And anyway, if you would have shot the rest of the episode on your Iphone, because you just gave away your cool kid camera to a little girl who will treat it like gold and maybe one day make a life around that special human moment, all messy with your phone, it would have made for a better last third of the episode anyway, just my opinion. As far as being modern arbiters of cool and travel and adventure and goodness go, you, and all your friends are absolutely doing a fantastic job at being advocates for joy and human interconnectivity, but I just had to alert you to what seems to be a real big missed opportunity, sorry if that offends. Keep up the great work Yes Theory! You mean something to so many and what you mean positively matters for good!

    Tommy PalmerTommy Palmer18 dagen geleden
  • Great video!🔥

    YannickFilmsYannickFilms19 dagen geleden
  • welcome to albanian Yes Theory this is where i live

    Merlin MaloMerlin Malo20 dagen geleden
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  • amazing country

    Nacaniel Nacaniel 20 dagen geleden
  • If these bunkers given to Afghan refugees! They will not only bring economy to the country but also bring life to those bunkers and it will be considered even more historical and worth visiting and it’s quite humanitarian thing too do plus Afghans & Albanians quite look a like in very aspect!

    O KO K21 dag geleden
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    chris sprengerchris sprenger22 dagen geleden
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    Teodora AlanTeodora Alan22 dagen geleden
  • go to serbia now

    Teodora AlanTeodora Alan22 dagen geleden
  • Grazie per l' italiano! This video is a commentary on how light can come out of darkness. The love and compassion of these people are the reasons they have persisted, and it's awesome you got to be part of and reciprocate that.

    Rebecca CollinsRebecca Collins22 dagen geleden
  • Utterly fascinating. And Nathaniel Drew is bonus!

    Justin TaylorJustin Taylor23 dagen geleden
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  • I would give up everything but my dog. To get to live in the beautiful country of Albania.. The people, the history. Good luck wit this type of friendliness in America.. Just my OP

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  • Even their van looked like straight out of scooby doo.

    Learn Political ScienceLearn Political Science24 dagen geleden
  • Have you taken Nathaniel and gone skydiving yet??

    Dawn Juliet FlowerDawn Juliet Flower24 dagen geleden
  • - How do you know these people? - I don't. :D :D :D

    Ivan KehayovIvan Kehayov25 dagen geleden
  • Albanians are friendley not only to tourists but everybody!! It's known fact, proven. Because we are lovely people O% racism, 1OO% religious tolerance. Always ready to offer help. Charity is in our blood, Honouring the Guests is duty❤️💯

    IllyrianIllyrian25 dagen geleden
  • Albanians have long long history, we are good friendley people. Mutch Love 👍❤️ You need to visit Kosovo to and see the Albanians there❤️🇦🇱🇽🇰

    IllyrianIllyrian25 dagen geleden
  • That little girl is the most adorable thing I've ever seen.

    Riko RobinsonRiko Robinson25 dagen geleden
  • Please do a collab with johnny harris & family.

    Manoj MuralidharanManoj Muralidharan25 dagen geleden
  • If you guys loved Albania you should visit other Balkan countries like Serbia, we have interesting sights like the ancient vinca culture by our capital city, the oldest civilisation in all of Europe!

    The Dueling BeardThe Dueling Beard25 dagen geleden
  • drinking rakija is the most balkan thing they could do ahhhaha

    victoria pvictoria p25 dagen geleden
  • Wow, the way the church and the mosque face each other across the square of friendship is so beautiful. The idea of all places of worship being built near each other so they will never divide the country 👏🏼👏🏼

    Amelia HeldtAmelia Heldt25 dagen geleden
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    Amelia HeldtAmelia Heldt25 dagen geleden
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    solitudesolitude25 dagen geleden
  • That family were so generous. Just reminds you no matter where you are in the world, people will always accept you.

    provoprovo26 dagen geleden
  • I'm that afraid of heights too, although I'm a 5'0 girl. 😂

    Betsy/BA BFBetsy/BA BF26 dagen geleden
  • Please come to Rwanda

    Abanjye VanessaAbanjye Vanessa27 dagen geleden
  • blame the liberals

    --27 dagen geleden
  • Stop calling this tattoos. You should have just bought children's sticker tattoos.

    Patricia GarciaPatricia Garcia27 dagen geleden
  • Doggos everywhere!

    theyalwaysknowtheyalwaysknow27 dagen geleden
  • I feel so sad about the stray dogs that has cameo in this vid. I just want to adopt them.

    Shane Shadrach OcampoShane Shadrach Ocampo27 dagen geleden
  • Love the idea of all religions socialising together 🙏🏻🙏🏻why can’t the whole world be like this 😩

    Tracy GivenTracy Given27 dagen geleden
  • Well I feel bad for the middle east now since the Taliban it's back.

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  • Beautiful Albania ...really interesting

    fabio colauttifabio colautti27 dagen geleden
  • There were no owners at the time of communism in Albania so the bunker owner is a bull shit. He probably stole that land from the old owners (the ones before comunism). Anyway focusing all the video on bunkers makes this video about Albania very partial

    Genious 1Genious 127 dagen geleden
  • Albania has such beautiful nature and old villages😍 Love from Turkey🇹🇷🇦🇱

    Brib YukBrib Yuk28 dagen geleden
  • -How do u know this guy? -I don't

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    Ada iconicAda iconic28 dagen geleden
  • FINALLY! Been waiting for you guys to make a video about Albania!

    Alisha CokuAlisha Coku28 dagen geleden
  • Let’s take him skydiving

    FabulousFabFabulousFab28 dagen geleden
  • OMG the scene with the geese and the heavy music was hilarious! Loved the whole video, you guys rock.

    Vita in DCVita in DC29 dagen geleden
  • Bald and bankrupt was also here recently

    Logan SaylesLogan Sayles29 dagen geleden
  • Wano kuni

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    Abimas GurungAbimas Gurung29 dagen geleden
  • okay buys, just saying, we need those 200k like :)

    AxelAxel29 dagen geleden
  • Shit the geese moment LMAO. but that girl oh my 💖. Camera is needed!

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  • I just discovered these guys today and all day have been binge watching episode after episode. What a gift to the world! Gives me so much hope. Love you all. Keep this amazing work! 💛💚❤

    Meows Adam ProstMeows Adam Prost29 dagen geleden
  • The bunkers would make great Air Bnbs.n

    Kiki RoseKiki Rose29 dagen geleden
  • Wow awesome. Thanks for showing us around. Big fan ❤️❤️❤️👍👍

    Achen VlogsAchen Vlogs29 dagen geleden
  • Thank you so much for coming in albania 🇦🇱 we need more this video ✌️

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  • im happy you come to albania 🥰 u had one of best guides in albania 😊 but this is nothing compare with what Albania has to offer 🥰

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  • If you take Nathan sky driving will take me too?

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  • Get that girl a camera, and make sure you mention it's from Shaggy. It'll make her day!

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