The final farewells/The move in

That morning, I had a meeting with my counterpart in Durres. After the meeting, I exchanged my final farewells with my colleagues. It’s been a great experience during PST, something I will never forget. I will miss my colleagues and hope to see them again in their home site. Then I packed my bags and took the ride back to Elbasan with my counterpart. She will be my BFFs for the next two years.

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Durres is the second biggest city after Tirana.

I finally got to my permanent site where I will be living for two years. It was tiring but I had to settle down, bought household stuff, and walk around with confidence. Most importantly…I bought ten rolls of toilet paper.

My apartment…
I have a room, wc and kitchen with a balcony. I’m happy to say I have a French toilet but I don’t have a toilet seat! My shower doesn’t have a curtain. I suppose it will be painfully cold to shower during winter. I think my room is cute, it fits me.

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I don’t have a microwave but I have a mini oven and a stove.

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This is my water closet, notice that I don’t have a toilet seat and no shower curtain. That thing hanging on the ceiling is the water heater and I have to turn on the switch to get hot water.

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My hallway, with a fridge and a washer machine. It leads to the living room/kitchen.

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The stair seems unfriendly. Walk with cautious because some of the steps have cracks.

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There are chickens at the front entrance.

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The entrance…

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The building….

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Rubber cat in a cement hole…

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The view from the back of my apartment…

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