I was watching Top Channel last night, first the news, then Fiks Fare. According to them Tirana's citizens now have a choice not only between Rama and Olldashi, but also between Rama and Rama. A minor right-wing faction, Parti 'Balli Kombetar' , submitted papers to the election authorities registering their candidate, Akile Rama. The people on Fiks Fare got hold of the papers and sent a reporter and camera team to the address listed for Mr A Rama. After much ringing of the bell the gate was reluctantly opened by a middle-aged woman who refused to speak to the reporter and tried to close the gate on her. Back in the studio Saimiri and Doctori - the two presenters of Fiks Fare - revealed that Mr Akile Rama was 73 years old, in hospital, and did not know he was now a candidate for mayor. They also compared two documents - the papers submitted on his behalf, and a genuine document he had signed. The signatures were not even remotely similar. There was an interview with the lea
The lady int he first picture is the "Mother Albania" statue from the cemetery of heroes. I don't know if you've been there.
On Mr. Elvis: I don't know if it refers to Presley or not. Many Albanian guys are called Elvis. Who knows maybe their parents were honoring Presley anyway.
I'd love to be in Tirana for all these music events. What about these stupid bombs in our country?Why people still do silly things in that place?Maybe because they don't listen jazz...it would help them be more peacefull!!!!
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Did you do the checkup you talked about some posts ago. It took shorter than I thought for the anti-tobacco law to be forgotten. The worst part is to say: I knew it.
It was nice to hope for a very short time, though.
But I have been in five restaurants / cafes this week and of those five only one still had ashtrays on the tables though nobody was smoking. One place had a large no smoking sign.
One waiter told me that he used to smoke 2.5 packs of cigarettes a day, but sine the ban he is down to 1 pack every two days.
Maybe if people smoke less and then realise they have a lot more money in hand it might help reinforce it as well.
Also, just from looking in the windows in passing it seems that the pattern I first described is still true.