Safe and sound
I just wanted to write a quick note to say that my flights were uneventful and I made it safely to Albania. Here is the great view from my hotel:
This is the view from my hotel in Tirana. It kind of reminds me of Denver or Colorado Springs with the mountains in the background behind the city.
Another shot with some mountains in the background
This is Skanderbeg Square or just "the Square" to the locals. It's a main part of town that is supposed to be closed to pedestrians only in the future, but it doesn't look like that will happen anytime soon when you look at the traffic.
That's the Opera House right on the corner. And right behind the Opera House is a mosque which sends prayers over a loud speaker I can hear in my room a few times a day.
Another shot of Skanderbeg Square