Totten Travelogue: Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo
Michael Totten describes part of his journey in Eastern Europe:
“My name is Michael,” I said to a young boy. “What’s yours?”“Mario,” he said.
“Mister, where are you from?” said a little girl.
“America,” I said.
“Yay!” The kids cheered.
Albania is fanatically pro-American, which is perhaps a bit counterintuitive to many Americans since it is at least nominally a Muslim-majority country. The conventional assumption that Muslims hate Americans everywhere isn’t true.
Click over to read the whole thing, with pictures! I especially like his improvised sign-language for “danger.” I would have freaked out too.