Why I choose to protest as a citizen of Tirana!

Yesterday I found myself working till late to finish daily chores. It’s not uncommon but yesterday I had good reason! I spent a couple of hours outside participating...
Summer's Day in Tirana

Happy national holidays Albania

I love Sunday mornings and the same feeling is about national holidays. The city is quieter than normal and people are even more laid back as well....

What to do about etiquette in Albania?

My fellow blogger Bianca, at Discovering Albania, wrote recently about her not so enjoyable experience at the post office where people routinely cut in front of you...

Why is “maintenance” such a difficult concept for many Albanians?

The second law of thermodynamics states that things are in a constant state of decay, thus anything and everything in this world is in a constant state...
Ismail Qemali

Happy 100 Years of Independence Albania!

It started out as a cloudy and windy day, but it is did not feel so to the many thousands of people gathering around the center of...
Woman begging on the street

People are being reduced to begging!

On weekends I try to stay away from my computer and cell phone. Most weeks, it’s the only time that I can switch things off and try...
INSTAT Results (photo)

Corruption: 1 in 3 pays a bribe for public services

Albania is currently considered as the most corrupt country in Europe. Though this does not make the news much – a recent study produced by INSTAT (The...

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