Albanian Wedding Traditions (Interview, Part 2)

“We in Albania have weddings like before, we have it about 8 days, a long week.”  Me: Maybe a day is too short for a wedding. “But a week is too long. You get exhausted.” “Relatives come and stay after midnight, talking, laughing, decorating the house. And each day they meet each other. On ThursdayContinue reading “Albanian Wedding Traditions (Interview, Part 2)”

Reverse Culture Shock (or, Why do You Flush the Toilet Paper?)

I’m back home in the United States for a month, and feeling pretty happy about it! Having a wide variety of food options has been fantastic, and the scenery of the Appalachian mountains in the Tennessee valley is beautiful. Catching up with extended family has been great too. BUT I’m also feeling a real re-adjustmentContinue reading “Reverse Culture Shock (or, Why do You Flush the Toilet Paper?)”