Most cities in Albania are facing problems, freezing weather and NO WATER. It’s been three days and people are just getting water from any resources! Hygiene is starting to become a problem for some people…like me.
Particularly in Belsh, there are people carrying two buckets of water from the lake and I know the main lake is dirty and polluted. However it’s used for flushing toilet, not out of desperation that even I wouldn’t advise this on my enemies.
I decided to get some water from the fountain that’s further away from my flat. I grabbed the biggest bottle and walked to the faucet. When I got there, people were waiting to get their bottles and tanks filled up. I wonder if I will get water because people kept trying to get in front of each other….remember, Albanians don’t queue!
This is frost along the hilly part.
Luckily, I had a student, Francesska, who I taught English last year was there. I chatted with her and she was kind enough to let me get in front of her because I only bought one big plastic bottle. Even though I had to wait about 30 mins to get water, I enjoyed catching up with her.
On my way back, the Christmas tree is slowly taken down.