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ITS said…
Just out of curiosity, do you guys use dryers in Northern Ireland, or is just in Albania that we have no perception of what that appliance could do?

Anyways, there is nothing the smell of the fresh air dried clothes. ;D
Anonymous said…
I couldn't understand why my mother-in-law would hang her laundry on the balcony in the freezing cold, when she actually has a dryer inside...
ourmanintirana said…
Most people use dryers now, but when I was growing up my mum and grandma would have hung clothes on the line.

The problem was, with all the damp and the rain in Ireland, we spent half our time rushing out to get the still wet laundry off the line before it got even wetter from the rain.

Now we just fake the fresh air dried smell with chemicals like everyone else.
Yakima_Gulag said…
I think hanging the wash when there's good weather is best but lately the weather in our place is WIERD!
In BiH they don't have dryers in most homes, just a washer if you are lucky. If you want to use a dryer you have to go to a ves salon! that's their word for landromat. I hate laundromats! I'd rather hand wash things and hang them. The problem is that men's clothes don't dry fast enough, even if you turn on the heat which I won't in Spring and Summer!

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This is Petrela Castle near Tirana. The site has been fortified since the 4th century, but the oldest surviving parts are from the 13th century. Today the castle is a restaurant where you can enjoy lunch while taking in the views.