Albanian Elections

Election day has arrived in #Albania! An excellent day to leave this beautiful country I’ve fallen in love with, because many Albanian citizens take a drive from where they work in #Greece and surrounding countries to do this #democracy thing and then drive back after casting their vote. This marking on the finger is to avoid people from voting twice or more and I know what you’re thinking: pretty easy to scrub off/too simple. The fun part is that you can see exactly who voted and who didn’t. It’s the municipal elections, so the stakes aren’t huge, but Albania has been in trance with it even before I arrived. This lady plus her brother and father live in #Athens and they were from #Shkodra (about 1300km), so yeah they were driving real fast! They were the fifth ride and I needed six rides to get to the centre of #Ioannina, the biggest city right over the border. New friends yay!
#Shqipëri #Hellas #hitchhiking #autostop #nonstopautostop

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