Once again we're waiting in an airport lounge. P was in meetings all day and I slept late before going out for a short walk in the city. I love the neighbourhood where our hotel is located. It has every kind of shop you could ever want, from an organic supermarket to a pet shop! I've stocked up on some useful items like organic molasses and lemongrass/ginger tea, and will be making a list for next time. We'll be in Vienna again in April and May so I'm planning to come with empty (almost) suitcases.
I'm just imagining how nice it would be if someone opened a health food/ organic shop in Tirana! I can dream can't I? People say that the fruits and vegies in the local markets are organic but I honestly don't believe it. Well maybe they are kinda sorta organic but that label doesn't necessarily mean they're free of weird toxins etc. They might not have been sprayed with pesticides but the soil in the areas where fruits and vegies are grown in Albania is probably contaminated with all sorts of dangerous stuff. I'm going to try to be more knowledgable about where our food comes from but it won't be easy I think. Any helpful hints would be welcome!
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