|Klobasa Shop in Ljubljana, Slovenia|
I have been back home in California for a month. And I am still unpacking.
The suitcases are emptied but I am still sorting out photos, memories, and impressions from the trip. It was magical in ways I had not imagined. From Venice to Slovenia to Kosovo. Visits to ancestral villagea. A day trip to the mountains of northern Albania. At the end, celebrating the welcome news of a family engagement. Dizzying and a little disorienting.
For a week after our return, I woke up each morning and thought I was in Albania. The end of the trip must have made an impression, since the first new recipes I attempted were Albanian.
We never had a bad meal. Hotel breakfasts, airport cafeterias, farmers markets, street vendors, and destination restaurants. Always good. Sometimes memorable. But not the most important part, although I will be writing more about food. As soon as I finish unpacking.
|In the Mountains of Northern Albania|