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Wishful Thinking?


Anonymous said…
express a wish! u can never now... can you?
belle_fleur said…
Its about time that Albanians learn about recycling. It will make a huge difference in the country. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this wish will come true:))
Lily said…
Are those posters made of recycled paper I wonder.
Ll.T. said…
What recycling, how can there be recycling without recycling facilities????? Apparently the IFC and OSCE have too much money to throw around (not that the garbage is not a major problem unfortunately :( )
Anonymous said…
Contrary, i think that Albania is one of the most energy efficient countries in the world.

We have electricity cuts, water cuts. We don't have as many cars as other countries. We don't waste energy on dryers but hang clothes outside. We eat 100% fresh organic food. There are paid collectors for aluminium cans. These gypsies are also involved in "recylcing" whatever they can get from landfills. We pass on clothes to younger siblings or cousins. We use paper more moderatly. My first months in Canada i felt sick! But it's ok, coz here a lot of paper is produced anyway, so it is cheap.
We don't use central heating. We have less appliances at home...etc..etc..etj...etj

Still there is much room for improvement. The Neatherlands is the best for cleansiness!
Jeroen said…
I saw that Tirana airport now has separate bins for various waste materials - but I'm not sure many people are aware of their purpose yet. I wonder who does their recycling, too.

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Welcome to Our Man in Tirana. I moved to Tirana, capital of Albania, in October 2005 and left in October 2007. This blog is a mix of photographs, reports, links, impressions and, undoubtedly, prejudices relating to the city and the country.

Since I am no longer in Tirana I am no longer updating this blog. However, there are over 300 posts covering this two year period and I hope that they are still of some interest.

So if you are curious about Albania or if you are planning to visit I hope this blog will be of value.

Petrela Castle

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.