I have tried to post some photos on the “photos” page – of where I live now (Bishqem) and of a recent trip to nearby Pajove (a 10 min walk away – where I am using the internet right now). This past weekend one of the volunteers in Pajove celebrated his birthday with a picnic. We walked the 1 km from Bishqem to join in the fun. It was a beautiful spring day, and the flowers were out as we hiked up to a row of abandoned houses in “old pajove” up the hill from the main road.
This coming weekend I will be traveling to Gramsh (1.5 hours to the south) to visit with a current volunteer there for three days. This volunteer visit is meant to be an outlet for our questions and concerns about placement and life after training. I’ll be glad to see a little more of Albania and get away from the hectic life of language and technical sessions for a bit. It’s crazy to think that in just two weeks I will know about where I will be for my permanent site placement, after PST.