Today I miss home. Albanians I know keep coming up to me today and saying “happy birthday,” but it’s just not the same. Nothing can beat the Fourth of July in Monteagle or Maine with my real family and real barbecue. But, I get to continue to enjoy the summer on the Adriatic with some wonderful friends and have plenty to do at work, so I can’t complain.
For example, check out what the NYT Frugal Traveler has to say about Himare, where my friend Meredith lives.
Wishing you all a great holiday from Albania!