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In my view this photo is a good representation of Albania’s transition to modernity.

Explaining the picture:

On the one hand you have the donkey pulling a cart just like before but the cart is rolling on a brand new A road going right through the village.

The tiny house in the background is being replace but a very large one right behind it. (Some of the houses Albanians build these days are so huge I sometimes wonder why do they need to be so big!)

The Albanian flag is a sign showing that the new build’s roof is in place. It does not have to be the Albanian flag though I also saw many American and British Flags on rooftops.

About the donkeys, for some people the humble creature represent this cute creature one sees on holiday but the reason that there are donkeys is quite different. Donkeys are physically very strong animals, never seen to get ill thus requiring little medical help, they eat just about everything green but also not so green, they are not demanding at all and best of all they never get bored!

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