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

    ABDUllAHABDUllAHКүн мурун
  • little nairobiii

    Yeoh FSYeoh FSКүн мурун
  • Real Gang-nam style ~

    강me강me2 күн мурун
  • 200k likes, We're with you Nathaniel!

    Van ThomasVan Thomas2 күн мурун
  • The duck scene was so funny xD

    Máté SzőcsMáté Szőcs3 күн мурун
  • you should visit Philippines

    John Paul SalamancaJohn Paul Salamanca4 күн мурун
  • If you are reading this, Don't Give Up! You will make it!

    Paradise Music LibraryParadise Music Library5 күн мурун
  • Why don’t u travel to iran

    niki zahedniki zahed6 күн мурун
  • Traveling opens up the heart to ALL human beings from across our world 🌎 ❤ 🙏💯

    Max MartirMax Martir8 күн мурун
  • So disappointed that at the geese you didn’t say “look at all those chickens!” Lol

    Dee ZieglerDee Ziegler8 күн мурун
  • This is why I wanna travel after this pandemic

    BG IIIBG III8 күн мурун
  • Hey thomas i challange you to visit the coldest city on earth located in siberia 👐

    Ahmad Qamar MunirAhmad Qamar Munir8 күн мурун

    Alex IhnatovichAlex Ihnatovich9 күн мурун
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    alessandro nicolettialessandro nicoletti9 күн мурун
  • this is so fun to watch amazing work as always

    YOtsuba PhanYOtsuba Phan9 күн мурун
  • you wouldn't survive a herd of Canada geese that large

    Maverick SupertrampMaverick Supertramp9 күн мурун
  • 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.

    YaBoiSwardyYaBoiSwardy10 күн мурун
  • I wish the best for our Albanian brothers and sisters 🇬🇷❤️🇦🇱

    Dimitris BistolasDimitris Bistolas10 күн мурун
  • 15:58 what a sweet, sweet realisation of being totally a Shaggy Rogers :D

    Roksana Małkowska-MichalakRoksana Małkowska-Michalak10 күн мурун
  • 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!

    Andrei U201Andrei U20110 күн мурун
  • And then n.a.t.o. and e.u. come and hellping those terorists

    Христос ВоскресеХристос Воскресе11 күн мурун
  • Man your videos are just fucking awesome. Love em all ❤️❤️❤️🔥 ❤️ From 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka

    Udara HapuarachchiUdara Hapuarachchi11 күн мурун
  • Ahhh the little girl so cute

    Hathairat WetchakamaHathairat Wetchakama11 күн мурун
  • The gease army lookin fresh doe 🥶

    sage [-]sage [-]11 күн мурун
  • What a cinematic experience that one with the geese 😅

    Anna EgliteAnna Eglite13 күн мурун
  • 7:42 Mark his words, all you woke pseudo-liberals! Communism kills!

    MulesMules14 күн мурун
  • I know Nas Daily's creator visited all of you to shoot a video.

    Amrita SahaAmrita Saha14 күн мурун
  • I've learnt a lot. This video is amazing. I can't wait for Nathaniel's sksydiving

    High DHigh D14 күн мурун
  • OMG First the Mystery Van Shaggy but then the Geese scene was off the charts!!! Bravo!!

    Brent PeddyBrent Peddy14 күн мурун
  • 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 Palmer14 күн мурун
  • Great video!🔥

    YannickFilmsYannickFilms15 күн мурун
  • welcome to albanian Yes Theory this is where i live

    Merlin MaloMerlin Malo16 күн мурун
  • Looking taliban banker is most imp think

    abhishek durgudeabhishek durgude16 күн мурун
  • amazing country

    Nacaniel Nacaniel 16 күн мурун
  • 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 K17 күн мурун
  • Wait for North Korea ! Hopefully a similar thing happens and the people of the DPRK are free

    chris sprengerchris sprenger18 күн мурун
  • rakija is serbian just so u know

    Teodora AlanTeodora Alan18 күн мурун
  • go to serbia now

    Teodora AlanTeodora Alan18 күн мурун
  • 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 Collins18 күн мурун
  • Utterly fascinating. And Nathaniel Drew is bonus!

    Justin TaylorJustin Taylor19 күн мурун
  • When will you visit Pakistan

    Zohaib ShamshadZohaib Shamshad19 күн мурун
  • The music in the tattoo shop while drinking felt exactly like a scene from what we do in the shadows.

    Hideo ToshibaHideo Toshiba19 күн мурун
  • 200k likes then we have a new content haha

    Chairil BanaguaChairil Banagua20 күн мурун
  • .

    Boy PikotBoy Pikot20 күн мурун
  • Shoutout Action Bronson

    ELON MUSKELON MUSK20 күн мурун
  • 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

    R ER E20 күн мурун
  • Even their van looked like straight out of scooby doo.

    Learn Political ScienceLearn Political Science20 күн мурун
  • Have you taken Nathaniel and gone skydiving yet??

    Dawn Juliet FlowerDawn Juliet Flower20 күн мурун
  • - How do you know these people? - I don't. :D :D :D

    Ivan KehayovIvan Kehayov21 күн мурун
  • 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❤️💯

    IllyrianIllyrian21 күн мурун
  • Albanians have long long history, we are good friendley people. Mutch Love 👍❤️ You need to visit Kosovo to and see the Albanians there❤️🇦🇱🇽🇰

    IllyrianIllyrian21 күн мурун
  • That little girl is the most adorable thing I've ever seen.

    Riko RobinsonRiko Robinson21 күн мурун
  • Please do a collab with johnny harris & family.

    Manoj MuralidharanManoj Muralidharan21 күн мурун
  • 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 Beard21 күн мурун
  • drinking rakija is the most balkan thing they could do ahhhaha

    victoria pvictoria p21 күн мурун
  • 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 Heldt21 күн мурун
  • More people need to hit like so Nathaniel goes skydiving 😂

    Amelia HeldtAmelia Heldt21 күн мурун
  • 10am ink and Raki is my vibes ✨✨✨

    Amelia HeldtAmelia Heldt21 күн мурун
  • 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. 😛❤

    solitudesolitude21 күн мурун
  • That family were so generous. Just reminds you no matter where you are in the world, people will always accept you.

    provoprovo22 күн мурун
  • I'm that afraid of heights too, although I'm a 5'0 girl. 😂

    Betsy/BA BFBetsy/BA BF22 күн мурун
  • Please come to Rwanda

    Abanjye VanessaAbanjye Vanessa22 күн мурун
  • blame the liberals

    --22 күн мурун
  • Stop calling this tattoos. You should have just bought children's sticker tattoos.

    Patricia GarciaPatricia Garcia23 күн мурун
  • Doggos everywhere!

    theyalwaysknowtheyalwaysknow23 күн мурун
  • I feel so sad about the stray dogs that has cameo in this vid. I just want to adopt them.

    Shane Shadrach OcampoShane Shadrach Ocampo23 күн мурун
  • Love the idea of all religions socialising together 🙏🏻🙏🏻why can’t the whole world be like this 😩

    Tracy GivenTracy Given23 күн мурун
  • Well I feel bad for the middle east now since the Taliban it's back.

    MR BUBZ⚆ᴥ⚆MR BUBZ⚆ᴥ⚆23 күн мурун
  • Beautiful Albania ...really interesting

    fabio colauttifabio colautti23 күн мурун
  • 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 123 күн мурун
  • Albania has such beautiful nature and old villages😍 Love from Turkey🇹🇷🇦🇱

    Brib YukBrib Yuk24 күн мурун
  • -How do u know this guy? -I don't

    Bruh Simulator™Bruh Simulator™24 күн мурун
  • Tattoo is not good

    Maliha YousufMaliha Yousuf24 күн мурун
  • You will be surprised if you come to Ethiopia 🇪🇹😉😏say yes

    Ada iconicAda iconic24 күн мурун
  • FINALLY! Been waiting for you guys to make a video about Albania!

    Alisha CokuAlisha Coku24 күн мурун
  • Let’s take him skydiving

    FabulousFabFabulousFab24 күн мурун
  • OMG the scene with the geese and the heavy music was hilarious! Loved the whole video, you guys rock.

    Vita in DCVita in DC25 күн мурун
  • Bald and bankrupt was also here recently

    Logan SaylesLogan Sayles25 күн мурун
  • Wano kuni

    90%of internet are full of gen z kids90%of internet are full of gen z kids25 күн мурун
  • Ammar,I would like you to come to NEPAL and do the EVEREST skydive.

    Abimas GurungAbimas Gurung25 күн мурун
  • okay buys, just saying, we need those 200k like :)

    AxelAxel25 күн мурун
  • Shit the geese moment LMAO. but that girl oh my 💖. Camera is needed!

    ella chuaella chua25 күн мурун
  • 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 Prost25 күн мурун
  • The bunkers would make great Air Bnbs.n

    Kiki RoseKiki Rose25 күн мурун
  • Wow awesome. Thanks for showing us around. Big fan ❤️❤️❤️👍👍

    Achen VlogsAchen Vlogs25 күн мурун
  • Thank you so much for coming in albania 🇦🇱 we need more this video ✌️

    Stronger PubgStronger Pubg26 күн мурун
  • 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 🥰

    manjola artisticmanjola artistic26 күн мурун
  • If you take Nathan sky driving will take me too?

    JayJayAnwarJayJayAnwar26 күн мурун
  • Get that girl a camera, and make sure you mention it's from Shaggy. It'll make her day!

    Khwahish JoshiKhwahish Joshi26 күн мурун
  • The Geese skit is sending me HAHAHAHA

    Sean NebradaSean Nebrada26 күн мурун
  • The cooing agenda exclusively increase because gram synthetically blind than a goofy columnist. dry, kindhearted kiss

    michael luckmichael luck26 күн мурун
  • ❤️🇦🇱❤️

    Shark Next DoorShark Next Door26 күн мурун
  • I’m from Kosovo and I visit Albania a lot. You should definitely visit Kosovo, they also have an insane history that is more recent.

    RhinooRhinoo27 күн мурун
  • Love u guys , I hope one day you visit my country Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Tarik HselimovicTarik Hselimovic27 күн мурун
  • Watching this makes me think that Albania is living their normal life while here in the Philippines non-stop wearing of facemask and faceshield. Poor Filipinos.

    Jeric DomasigJeric Domasig27 күн мурун
    • Life was very normal here last winter. Go figure.

      Drive AlbaniaDrive Albania26 күн мурун
  • “Shaggy from scooby doo” killed me ☠️🤣

    EK Short FilmsEK Short Films27 күн мурун
  • Come to Macedonia !!!

  • nate’s velma

    TamTam27 күн мурун
  • I have been following you about 2 years from Pakistan,Kindly Visit to Beautiful Pakistan.

    SohailSohail27 күн мурун
  • New sub here.. I recently watched your guys video on fb, and got hooked for good.. Love your videos

    THE GX SQUADTHE GX SQUAD28 күн мурун