This week has marked a few firsts for me in Albania.
Shopping at the gabby is slowly becoming a part of my routine. Once I get a little more money saved up I plan on buying an Albanian outfit. This presents a few challenges. A lot of the clothes at the Gabby don’t have sizes on them. Or they are in a size that we don’t recognize. If I do find the size, most of the time there is nowhere to try it on. It’s going to take some getting used to but there it is quite entertaining shifting through the mountains of clothes. You never know what you are going to find.
The man that comes to town with a van full of produce now knows me by name. For those of you who know how much I love fresh fruit and vegetables, this is no surprise. I am looking forward to cherry season in a few weeks. I am also told watermelons will be here in mid summer. I am loving the produce options that are available here. It gives me another reason to be thankful for being placed in Albania!
My teachers favorite food is sheep head. Yes, you heard right, sheep head. You can buy a whole head at the market, they chop it in half for you and you take it home to cook.
She was kind enough to buy us this so we could try this Albanian “delicacy.” Our teachers also made us a traditional dish called Tave Kosi along with some pasta that was from Italy. I tried sheep brain, tongue, cheek and part of the eye.
I have now tried cow brain and sheep eyeball within a span of 4 days.
Drinking the water here may not be my biggest worry for catching some sort of parasite or bug! 🙂