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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  1. Lorent Zuka

    Lorent Zuka

    17 timer siden

    Next should be to visit Kosovo. You will be amazed

  2. Be Wysse

    Be Wysse

    Dag siden

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

  3. ba55letmysoulfly


    Dag siden

    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!

  4. Sipina kost

    Sipina kost

    Dag siden

    Kosovo is Serbia btw

  5. Breakdown by Ben

    Breakdown by Ben

    Dag siden

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

  6. Νικος Ma

    Νικος Ma

    Dag siden

    670 greeks disliked this video !!

  7. Afra Masud

    Afra Masud

    2 dager siden

    That giel is so sweet!!!

  8. Dhanya v Prakash

    Dhanya v Prakash

    2 dager siden

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

    • Afra Masud

      Afra Masud

      2 dager siden

      Welcome to the Yes Fam!!!

  9. Lynsassin


    3 dager siden

    Release the Quacken!

  10. GraffGames


    3 dager siden

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

  11. 中坑男


    3 dager siden

  12. Chef Doug Johnson

    Chef Doug Johnson

    3 dager siden

    Bourdain shout out!

  13. Oha Kato

    Oha Kato

    4 dager siden

    Orang orang albania baik dan mempunyai tata krama yang tinggi

  14. Zurab Javakhidze

    Zurab Javakhidze

    4 dager siden

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

  15. ABDUllAH


    6 dager siden

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

  16. Yeoh FS

    Yeoh FS

    7 dager siden

    little nairobiii

  17. 강me


    8 dager siden

    Real Gang-nam style ~

  18. Van Thomas

    Van Thomas

    8 dager siden

    200k likes, We're with you Nathaniel!

  19. Máté Szőcs

    Máté Szőcs

    8 dager siden

    The duck scene was so funny xD

  20. John Paul Salamanca

    John Paul Salamanca

    10 dager siden

    you should visit Philippines

  21. Paradise Music Library

    Paradise Music Library

    10 dager siden

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

  22. niki zahed

    niki zahed

    12 dager siden

    Why don’t u travel to iran

  23. Max Martir

    Max Martir

    13 dager siden

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

  24. Dee Ziegler

    Dee Ziegler

    13 dager siden

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

  25. BG III

    BG III

    13 dager siden

    This is why I wanna travel after this pandemic

  26. Ahmad Qamar Munir

    Ahmad Qamar Munir

    13 dager siden

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

  27. Alex Ihnatovich

    Alex Ihnatovich

    14 dager siden

  28. alessandro nicoletti

    alessandro nicoletti

    14 dager siden


  29. YOtsuba Phan

    YOtsuba Phan

    15 dager siden

    this is so fun to watch amazing work as always

  30. Maverick Supertramp

    Maverick Supertramp

    15 dager siden

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

  31. YaBoiSwardy


    15 dager siden

    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.

  32. Dimitris Bistolas

    Dimitris Bistolas

    15 dager siden

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

  33. Roksana Małkowska-Michalak

    Roksana Małkowska-Michalak

    15 dager siden

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

  34. Andrei U201

    Andrei U201

    16 dager siden

    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!

  35. Христос Воскресе

    Христос Воскресе

    16 dager siden

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

  36. Udara Hapuarachchi

    Udara Hapuarachchi

    16 dager siden

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

  37. Hathairat Wetchakama

    Hathairat Wetchakama

    16 dager siden

    Ahhh the little girl so cute

  38. sage [-]

    sage [-]

    17 dager siden

    The gease army lookin fresh doe 🥶

  39. Anna Eglite

    Anna Eglite

    19 dager siden

    What a cinematic experience that one with the geese 😅

  40. Mules


    19 dager siden

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

  41. Amrita Saha

    Amrita Saha

    19 dager siden

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

  42. High D

    High D

    19 dager siden

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

  43. Brent Peddy

    Brent Peddy

    20 dager siden

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

  44. Tommy Palmer

    Tommy Palmer

    20 dager siden

    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!

  45. YannickFilms


    20 dager siden

    Great video!🔥

  46. Merlin Malo

    Merlin Malo

    22 dager siden

    welcome to albanian Yes Theory this is where i live

  47. abhishek durgude

    abhishek durgude

    22 dager siden

    Looking taliban banker is most imp think

  48. Nacaniel


    22 dager siden

    amazing country

  49. O K

    O K

    22 dager siden

    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!

  50. chris sprenger

    chris sprenger

    24 dager siden

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

  51. Teodora Alan

    Teodora Alan

    24 dager siden

    rakija is serbian just so u know

  52. Teodora Alan

    Teodora Alan

    24 dager siden

    go to serbia now

  53. Rebecca Collins

    Rebecca Collins

    24 dager siden

    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.

  54. Justin Taylor

    Justin Taylor

    24 dager siden

    Utterly fascinating. And Nathaniel Drew is bonus!

  55. Zohaib Shamshad

    Zohaib Shamshad

    24 dager siden

    When will you visit Pakistan

  56. Hideo Toshiba

    Hideo Toshiba

    25 dager siden

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

  57. Chairil Banagua

    Chairil Banagua

    25 dager siden

    200k likes then we have a new content haha

  58. Boy Pikot

    Boy Pikot

    26 dager siden




    26 dager siden

    Shoutout Action Bronson

  60. R E

    R E

    26 dager siden

    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

  61. Learn Political Science

    Learn Political Science

    26 dager siden

    Even their van looked like straight out of scooby doo.

  62. Dawn Juliet Flower

    Dawn Juliet Flower

    26 dager siden

    Have you taken Nathaniel and gone skydiving yet??

  63. Ivan Kehayov

    Ivan Kehayov

    26 dager siden

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

  64. Illyrian


    26 dager siden

    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❤️💯

  65. Illyrian


    26 dager siden

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

  66. Riko Robinson

    Riko Robinson

    26 dager siden

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

  67. Manoj Muralidharan

    Manoj Muralidharan

    26 dager siden

    Please do a collab with johnny harris & family.

  68. The Dueling Beard

    The Dueling Beard

    26 dager siden

    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!

  69. victoria p

    victoria p

    26 dager siden

    drinking rakija is the most balkan thing they could do ahhhaha

  70. Amelia Heldt

    Amelia Heldt

    27 dager siden

    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 👏🏼👏🏼

  71. Amelia Heldt

    Amelia Heldt

    27 dager siden

    More people need to hit like so Nathaniel goes skydiving 😂

  72. Amelia Heldt

    Amelia Heldt

    27 dager siden

    10am ink and Raki is my vibes ✨✨✨

  73. solitude


    27 dager siden

    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. 😛❤

  74. provo


    28 dager siden

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

  75. Betsy/BA BF

    Betsy/BA BF

    28 dager siden

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

  76. Abanjye Vanessa

    Abanjye Vanessa

    28 dager siden

    Please come to Rwanda

  77. -


    28 dager siden

    blame the liberals

  78. Patricia Garcia

    Patricia Garcia

    28 dager siden

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

  79. theyalwaysknow


    28 dager siden

    Doggos everywhere!

  80. Shane Shadrach Ocampo

    Shane Shadrach Ocampo

    28 dager siden

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

  81. Tracy Given

    Tracy Given

    28 dager siden

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

  82. MR BUBZ⚆ᴥ⚆

    MR BUBZ⚆ᴥ⚆

    28 dager siden

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

  83. fabio colautti

    fabio colautti

    29 dager siden

    Beautiful Albania ...really interesting

  84. Genious 1

    Genious 1

    29 dager siden

    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

  85. Brib Yuk

    Brib Yuk

    29 dager siden

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

  86. Bruh Simulator™

    Bruh Simulator™

    29 dager siden

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

  87. Maliha Yousuf

    Maliha Yousuf

    Måned siden

    Tattoo is not good

  88. Ada iconic

    Ada iconic

    Måned siden

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

  89. Alisha Coku

    Alisha Coku

    Måned siden

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

  90. FabulousFab


    Måned siden

    Let’s take him skydiving

  91. Vita in DC

    Vita in DC

    Måned siden

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

  92. Logan Sayles

    Logan Sayles

    Måned siden

    Bald and bankrupt was also here recently

  93. 90%of internet are full of gen z kids

    90%of internet are full of gen z kids

    Måned siden

    Wano kuni

  94. Abimas Gurung

    Abimas Gurung

    Måned siden

    Ammar,I would like you to come to NEPAL and do the EVEREST skydive.

  95. Axel


    Måned siden

    okay buys, just saying, we need those 200k like :)

  96. ella chua

    ella chua

    Måned siden

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

  97. Meows Adam Prost

    Meows Adam Prost

    Måned siden

    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! 💛💚❤

  98. Kiki Rose

    Kiki Rose

    Måned siden

    The bunkers would make great Air Bnbs.n

  99. Achen Vlogs

    Achen Vlogs

    Måned siden

    Wow awesome. Thanks for showing us around. Big fan ❤️❤️❤️👍👍

  100. Stronger Pubg

    Stronger Pubg

    Måned siden

    Thank you so much for coming in albania 🇦🇱 we need more this video ✌️