If I were to pick one phrase to describe life in Albania it would have to be “Avash, Avash,” which means slowly, slowly. To say that the pace of life is different than America would be the understatement of the century. The day to day Albanian tendencies that I thought were odd when I first arrived are becoming normal. I am starting to forget that this is not what life looks like in the states.
Which is why I have photographed a day in the life of a PCV living in Permet.
Puppy!! I want to keep him. Too many stray dogs to count. I wish I could take a lot of them home.
My apartment building
Every time I sweep the floors I find a new insect that has crawled in.
My walk to work
The center of town
Lunch with my sitemate!
The health Center
Permet is located in a valley
Alley way to the health center
Furgons- A PCV’s chariot for traveling around the country
Park near the center of town
Permet is known as the city of Roses
My favorite cafe because it has air conditioning
A dessert shop I pass every day on my way home. I have to fight myself to not go in each time I walk by!
A typical Albanian meal- salad, meat and french fries.
Drinking my corona that cost more than my entire meal. Whoops.
PCV’s out for a drink. It’s too hot to sit at home!
Benje- the thermal waters 14 km from Permet
Canyon at Benje
This lady knows how to handle the heat. A solar powered cap that has a fan attached to it!
A man chopping up rocks with a hatchet…in his underwear. Albanians can be very entertaining.
Busy day at the river
Indian food! Slowly learning how to work with the quirks of my stovetop!
Permet, such a beautiful city!