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a fleeting 86,400 seconds


lbania and I we didn’t have much, but what we had was real, for a day, and that is 86,400 seconds after all. Following that Balkan pomp along the Adriatic coast, Tirana’s down-to-earth vibes were grounding and those lively autumn streets soaked in just the right warmth. The architectural lineup was pleasantly diverse, and the futuristic traffic lights looked quite intelligent. And thanks for that friendly glass of Raki over a conversation that was more heartfelt than verbal – I feel a common language would only have complicated it.


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