Okay... Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday (and a little bit Canadian but we celebrate it in October)... It is NOT an ALBANIAN holiday at all- not even one tiny iota. Nada. Nyet. Jo jo jo (Albanian for NO).
So... this morning as we were driving along the Lana River (yes the same Lana River that my URL has in its name)... what did I see but TWO HUGE TURKEYS. (I know it looks like I'm yelling and well... I AM). At first I thought they were two somewhat rotund park/riverside cleaning ladies bent over with their dresses up over their heads (see that would be sort of expected in Tirana)-- but uh uh--- as we got closer I realised they were TURKEYS. Now I've never seen them before-- actually I don't think I've ever seen a Turkey in Albania anywhere- and I surely have never seen these two strolling along the river which runs right through the center of the city. But today-- which weirdly enough is American Thanksgiving-- I find two well fed Turkeys seemingly running free. So here you have my snapshot of these amazing creatures. I doubt they'll be on anyone's plate tonight, but who knows- they might just make it to our Christmas Dinner!
Happy Thanksgiving one and all!