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Daily Life in Tirana

A collection of various posts about daily life in Tirana and Albania.

Stadium of Shame

In less time than it takes to fill in a pothole on a major intercity road in Albania, the historic main stadium of Tirana was demolished. It...
Dirty car in Tirana

Living in Tirana! Life under a dirty and dusty blanket

Spring rain is like that, springy and sporadic! However, almost every time it rains here in Tirana a horrifying reality comes to light. I’m talking about the...

Letter from Albania: Why I want to leave

Dear Alan, You ask me why, I, as a successful professional   with a good  job and  a  husband who works for a successful company living in   a small...

Train to Nowhere

How a lack of direction has gradually destroyed Albanian’s railway system Let’s start with a dream and a vision. From every corner of  Europe, in London, Paris, Munich or...

Parallel Universes

One of the many characteristics of the  Communist world was the insistence that the ‘ideal’ be  constantly portrayed as ‘reality’ and that reality be relegated to  the...
Only in Albania

Feet on the Brakes

When I first visited Albania in 2005 I had one overwhelming impression: ‘This country has a lot of potential.’  I saw, as others before and since have...

Mozilla Tech Speakers in Tirana 1

I had the pleasure to be one of the speakers at the first Mozilla Tech Speakers program which is being organized in Albania by Open Labs. Since...

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