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.

~ by Gabriel Malor on June 30, 2008.

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