Thursday, March 23, 2006

Albania?


While paying for 2 new pairs of shoes today I mentioned that I live in Europe and hoped these would fit in my suitcases. The handsome young clerk was curious and asked "Where exactly do you live in Europe?" I told him "Albania", and he replied "Don't think I ever heard of that?" Sometimes I think the world is such a small place, and then I experience a moment like this!

12 comments:

ITS said...

Funny thing is that most people it the world would have no idea where Nove Scotia or New Brunswick are.

Ok, I was most people till very recently.

traveller one said...

You're soooo right.... I feel invisible!

Kim/Thomas said...

I can't really tell, I've only read a few of the pages, i will have to stalk longer ;) but are you in albania now?? How on earth did you guys end up there? I know, I should read, I will when the kids are in bed! :)
I love your food blog, and will definately use some of those recipes:) I love the idea of swapping recipes, families recipes past down are great to try!
take care, kim

Deborahina said...

Some people don't know where Oregon is either!

where were you when you heard this?

rowena said...

Small world indeed! I am here now in my home state of Hawaii, and while attending some free hula lesson classes I met a woman that is visiting here from Wales! It's a small world after all!!!

traveller one said...

Ooooops....I guess I forgot to specify that I am still in Nova Scotia!

traveller one said...

And Rowena-- I have been checking your blog hoping to see you back. It's really good to hear from you!

Expat Traveler said...

Kim - I'm sure a lot of people are more confused since there was so much restructuring after 1990. I know what I learned totally changed. But it is a bit funny they didn't hear of the country.

You are going to have so much new stuff...good thing!
How much time is left?

Mia said...

Most people can not even locate their own country on a map much less another country.

Annika said...

I sure can locate my country on a map (kind of hard to miss!), what I don't understand is why so many seem to confuse Sweden and Switzerland...

Anyway, I saw your comment on my blog - thanks for reading! I also noted that you have a link to it from your blog! Wow! I didn't even know that you exist until now, but I'm definitely returning the favor! :)

Cynthia Rae said...

One of these days you will have to hop on a boat and stop by for a visit. You can almost touch the heal of Italy! Heheheh!

Enjoy the time you have left with your parents. Have a safe trip home, as bitter sweet as it may be.

ourmanintirana said...

When we were telling people in Washington (DC) that we were going to Tirana, quite a few responded: "Toronto, that'll be nice!"