Thursday, May 24, 2007

Driving is crazy!!!

If you think traffic is crazy where you live, consider that in Albania, the first thing to go out in an electricity outage are the traffic lights! And although there are several traffic "laws", not many of them are actually followed. This makes biking the best mode of transportation, since you also avoid the hassle of trying to find a parking space! However, there are times when you just need a "makina" (Albanian word for car that we use even while speaking English since it's a bad work in Albanian). But not a lot of foreign women drive, because, well it's just plain stressful! I ventured out to a local port city this past weekend with three of my teammates in a Land Rover. At the end of the trip, my teammates chimed, "We think you're ready for the Hummer!"