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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  • Naokii
    Naokii3 timmar sedan

    14:30 onwards is the most wholesome part of this video and I love it

  • Andrei Luigi Vicol
    Andrei Luigi Vicol3 timmar sedan


  • Tama 2
    Tama 24 timmar sedan

    Look at all those chickens

  • Cognitive Dissonance Camp
    Cognitive Dissonance Camp11 timmar sedan

    Looking at those tattoos, boys, you probably should keep the name Bourdain out of your mouths.

  • Jimuel Rosales
    Jimuel RosalesDag sedan

    hi shaggy

  • Spiritual warfare
    Spiritual warfare2 dagar sedan

    Well albania has been open for 30 years now and have 5million turist every year , is not that underated. It can be for those who travel only at popular turist places

  • S Experience
    S Experience3 dagar sedan

    you missed Berat in Albania.

  • smore
    smore3 dagar sedan

    Wtf was that slow mo bs.. Its better when it's just real life..

  • jackson9143678
    jackson91436785 dagar sedan


  • Dusan
    Dusan5 dagar sedan

    Kosovo je Srbija!

  • oliverknows
    oliverknows5 dagar sedan

    You can’t beat the Balkan hospitality! The poorest they are the more generous they are! 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Lorent Zuka
    Lorent Zuka7 dagar sedan

    Next should be to visit Kosovo. You will be amazed

  • Be Wysse
    Be Wysse7 dagar sedan

    Awesome video... inspires me to go on an adventure trip.

  • ba55letmysoulfly
    ba55letmysoulfly7 dagar sedan

    That’s the thing I think a lot of Americans don’t realize about traveling is the history and the hospitality of the people. I’ve traveled to Honduras and Mexico… some of the most loving and hospitable people. Me and my bro went to a restaurant and ate and the owner started taking to us… then took us in the kitchen and showed us how they make tortillas etc. In Honduras I’ve been on many trips with much church and have made friends one of which has now visited me in NYC a couple times. Me and my bro are now planning to go back to Mexico for New Years because we miss it! If you haven’t much… travel!

  • Sipina kost
    Sipina kost7 dagar sedan

    Kosovo is Serbia btw

  • Breakdown by Ben
    Breakdown by Ben7 dagar sedan

    Nathaniel Drew meets Yes Theory * Gets tattoo right away * ... you guy's are so spontaneous it's inspiring 🔥🔥

  • Νικος Ma
    Νικος Ma8 dagar sedan

    670 greeks disliked this video !!

  • Afra Masud
    Afra Masud9 dagar sedan

    That giel is so sweet!!!

  • Dhanya v Prakash
    Dhanya v Prakash9 dagar sedan

    Im new here!! and I already love the channel ❤️ can’t wait to watch more!!!!!

  • Afra Masud

    Afra Masud

    9 dagar sedan

    Welcome to the Yes Fam!!!

  • Lynsassin
    Lynsassin9 dagar sedan

    Release the Quacken!

  • GraffGames
    GraffGames9 dagar sedan

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

  • 中坑男
    中坑男9 dagar sedan

  • Chef Doug Johnson
    Chef Doug Johnson10 dagar sedan

    Bourdain shout out!

  • Oha Kato
    Oha Kato10 dagar sedan

    Orang orang albania baik dan mempunyai tata krama yang tinggi

  • Zurab Javakhidze
    Zurab Javakhidze11 dagar sedan

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

  • ABDUllAH
    ABDUllAH13 dagar sedan

    they should add "I love it " option for videos like that, stunning🥰

  • Yeoh FS
    Yeoh FS13 dagar sedan

    little nairobiii

  • 강me
    강me14 dagar sedan

    Real Gang-nam style ~

  • Van Thomas
    Van Thomas14 dagar sedan

    200k likes, We're with you Nathaniel!

  • Máté Szőcs
    Máté Szőcs15 dagar sedan

    The duck scene was so funny xD

  • John Paul Salamanca
    John Paul Salamanca16 dagar sedan

    you should visit Philippines

  • Paradise Music Library
    Paradise Music Library16 dagar sedan

    If you are reading this, Don't Give Up! You will make it!

  • niki zahed
    niki zahed18 dagar sedan

    Why don’t u travel to iran

  • Max Martir
    Max Martir19 dagar sedan

    Traveling opens up the heart to ALL human beings from across our world 🌎 ❤ 🙏💯

  • Dee Ziegler
    Dee Ziegler19 dagar sedan

    So disappointed that at the geese you didn’t say “look at all those chickens!” Lol

  • BG III
    BG III19 dagar sedan

    This is why I wanna travel after this pandemic

  • Ahmad Qamar Munir
    Ahmad Qamar Munir20 dagar sedan

    Hey thomas i challange you to visit the coldest city on earth located in siberia 👐

  • Alex Ihnatovich
    Alex Ihnatovich20 dagar sedan

  • alessandro nicoletti
    alessandro nicoletti21 dag sedan


  • YOtsuba Phan
    YOtsuba Phan21 dag sedan

    this is so fun to watch amazing work as always

  • Maverick Supertramp
    Maverick Supertramp21 dag sedan

    you wouldn't survive a herd of Canada geese that large

  • YaBoiSwardy
    YaBoiSwardy21 dag sedan

    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.

  • Dimitris Bistolas
    Dimitris Bistolas22 dagar sedan

    I wish the best for our Albanian brothers and sisters 🇬🇷❤️🇦🇱

  • Roksana Małkowska-Michalak
    Roksana Małkowska-Michalak22 dagar sedan

    15:58 what a sweet, sweet realisation of being totally a Shaggy Rogers :D

  • Andrei U201
    Andrei U20122 dagar sedan

    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!

  • Христос Воскресе
    Христос Воскресе22 dagar sedan

    And then n.a.t.o. and e.u. come and hellping those terorists

  • Udara Hapuarachchi
    Udara Hapuarachchi23 dagar sedan

    Man your videos are just fucking awesome. Love em all ❤️❤️❤️🔥 ❤️ From 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka

  • Hathairat Wetchakama
    Hathairat Wetchakama23 dagar sedan

    Ahhh the little girl so cute

  • sage [-]
    sage [-]23 dagar sedan

    The gease army lookin fresh doe 🥶

  • Anna Eglite
    Anna Eglite25 dagar sedan

    What a cinematic experience that one with the geese 😅

  • Mules
    Mules25 dagar sedan

    7:42 Mark his words, all you woke pseudo-liberals! Communism kills!

  • Amrita Saha
    Amrita Saha25 dagar sedan

    I know Nas Daily's creator visited all of you to shoot a video.

  • High D
    High D26 dagar sedan

    I've learnt a lot. This video is amazing. I can't wait for Nathaniel's sksydiving

  • Brent Peddy
    Brent Peddy26 dagar sedan

    OMG First the Mystery Van Shaggy but then the Geese scene was off the charts!!! Bravo!!

  • Tommy Palmer
    Tommy Palmer26 dagar sedan

    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!

  • YannickFilms
    YannickFilms27 dagar sedan

    Great video!🔥

  • Merlin Malo
    Merlin Malo28 dagar sedan

    welcome to albanian Yes Theory this is where i live

  • abhishek durgude
    abhishek durgude28 dagar sedan

    Looking taliban banker is most imp think

  • Nacaniel
    Nacaniel 28 dagar sedan

    amazing country

  • O K
    O K29 dagar sedan

    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!

  • chris sprenger
    chris sprengerMånad sedan

    Wait for North Korea ! Hopefully a similar thing happens and the people of the DPRK are free

  • Teodora Alan
    Teodora AlanMånad sedan

    rakija is serbian just so u know

  • Teodora Alan
    Teodora AlanMånad sedan

    go to serbia now

  • Rebecca Collins
    Rebecca CollinsMånad sedan

    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.

  • Justin Taylor
    Justin TaylorMånad sedan

    Utterly fascinating. And Nathaniel Drew is bonus!

  • Zohaib Shamshad
    Zohaib ShamshadMånad sedan

    When will you visit Pakistan

  • Hideo Toshiba
    Hideo ToshibaMånad sedan

    The music in the tattoo shop while drinking felt exactly like a scene from what we do in the shadows.

  • Chairil Banagua
    Chairil BanaguaMånad sedan

    200k likes then we have a new content haha

  • Boy Pikot
    Boy PikotMånad sedan


    ELON MUSKMånad sedan

    Shoutout Action Bronson

  • R E
    R EMånad sedan

    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

  • Learn Political Science
    Learn Political ScienceMånad sedan

    Even their van looked like straight out of scooby doo.

  • Dawn Juliet Flower
    Dawn Juliet FlowerMånad sedan

    Have you taken Nathaniel and gone skydiving yet??

  • Ivan Kehayov
    Ivan KehayovMånad sedan

    - How do you know these people? - I don't. :D :D :D

  • Illyrian
    IllyrianMånad sedan

    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❤️💯

  • Illyrian
    IllyrianMånad sedan

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

  • Riko Robinson
    Riko RobinsonMånad sedan

    That little girl is the most adorable thing I've ever seen.

  • Manoj Muralidharan
    Manoj MuralidharanMånad sedan

    Please do a collab with johnny harris & family.

  • The Dueling Beard
    The Dueling BeardMånad sedan

    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!

  • victoria p
    victoria pMånad sedan

    drinking rakija is the most balkan thing they could do ahhhaha

  • Amelia Heldt
    Amelia HeldtMånad sedan

    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 Heldt
    Amelia HeldtMånad sedan

    More people need to hit like so Nathaniel goes skydiving 😂

  • Amelia Heldt
    Amelia HeldtMånad sedan

    10am ink and Raki is my vibes ✨✨✨

  • solitude
    solitudeMånad sedan

    I was waiting until the end of the video to like this, but once I saw it had to be 200k to potentially convince the lovely Nathaniel to skydive, I couldn't help but join. 😛❤

  • provo
    provoMånad sedan

    That family were so generous. Just reminds you no matter where you are in the world, people will always accept you.

  • Betsy/BA BF
    Betsy/BA BFMånad sedan

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

  • Abanjye Vanessa
    Abanjye VanessaMånad sedan

    Please come to Rwanda

  • -
    -Månad sedan

    blame the liberals

  • Patricia Garcia
    Patricia GarciaMånad sedan

    Stop calling this tattoos. You should have just bought children's sticker tattoos.

  • theyalwaysknow
    theyalwaysknowMånad sedan

    Doggos everywhere!

  • Shane Shadrach Ocampo
    Shane Shadrach OcampoMånad sedan

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

  • Tracy Given
    Tracy GivenMånad sedan

    Love the idea of all religions socialising together 🙏🏻🙏🏻why can’t the whole world be like this 😩

  • MR BUBZ⚆ᴥ⚆
    MR BUBZ⚆ᴥ⚆Månad sedan

    Well I feel bad for the middle east now since the Taliban it's back.

  • fabio colautti
    fabio colauttiMånad sedan

    Beautiful Albania ...really interesting

  • Genious 1
    Genious 1Månad sedan

    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

  • Brib Yuk
    Brib YukMånad sedan

    Albania has such beautiful nature and old villages😍 Love from Turkey🇹🇷🇦🇱

  • Bruh Simulator™
    Bruh Simulator™Månad sedan

    -How do u know this guy? -I don't

  • Maliha Yousuf
    Maliha YousufMånad sedan

    Tattoo is not good

  • Ada iconic
    Ada iconicMånad sedan

    You will be surprised if you come to Ethiopia 🇪🇹😉😏say yes

  • Alisha Coku
    Alisha CokuMånad sedan

    FINALLY! Been waiting for you guys to make a video about Albania!