Shrubbery of deafs: Chosen mails from Albania August 20th 2006 Trumpeldor ^ 2
Yesterday I saw a very nice person on the road, who offered me a coffee with him. Well, usually I don't refuse such requests (which I get here twice a day), but this time I refused indeed. Why? because this man's hands were cut. Well, I have got nothing against cripples, but - my main way of communicating with the locals is by hands, so talking to a person without hands would be ju ... read more
Europe » Albania » West » Tirana Between 1990 and 1992 Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven difficult as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, a dilapi... ... read more
The real essence of cyclism as a way of life lies in the 10 months a year in which I merely live and work at my hometown: arriving everywhere (inc. dates, banks, work, parties and weddings) wearing strange cycling clothes; changing clothes in public toilets, behind parking cars and in the open field; asking "may I take a shower?" at the moment of arrival to a friend's house; living the full happy life of he who doesn't have a private car nor TV.
About all of this you will NOT read at this blog.
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