A family escapes Europe’s most oppressive communist regime. No big deal, right?
Although neglected, destroyed, and forgotten many communist era monuments can still be seen today. Will these monuments survive or will they continue to erode from the Albanian landscape and Albanian consciousness?
The trip between my city and the capital is 5 hours of curvy roads high in the mountains. This leaves you with lots of time to look out the window. One day I noticed that outside of the town Burrel there are bridges in the middle of nowhere. Giant concrete monstrosities 100 feet high.
Imagine you’re sitting in a freezing classroom in a foreign country trying to learn a difficult language. Suddenly the class is interrupted by a distant yet very loud explosion. You […]
I came into the Peace Corps as a recent student of urban planning and with an interest in communism. The overlap of these two interests manifests itself in the field […]
I visited the National Gallery of Art in Tirana last fall with a volunteer friend who unfortunately has since been sent back to America after fallin into one of the […]