Will I be able to rely on the locals for help?
Albanians are very friendly and welcoming. They will go out of their own way to try and help you and will do their best to talk to you even if they can't speak your language. If you are lost or are not sure where to go, ask politely locals that you can find nearby and they will help you.
Despite Albania not being as prosperous as other countries in western Europe, Albanians are also generous. As a tourist, you might receive a free meal, drink, ride from random people that you will meet.