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...

How to write a strong essay – how to build a strong society

In the course of my work in Albania, I have marked many thousands of academic essays. It has been a very instructive and illuminating experience as it...

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...

Posting on a more regular basis!

Just today, as I was having a short coffee with a friend, he casually asked why I have not been posting here! The question got me thinking...

The “Moving Albania” series by Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx

These pictures were truly an exciting discovery for me. At first, they looked like they were taken years ago, but the sad reality is that they are...

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