The Albanian boxing team

Sunday 18th August 2013, 5.50pm (day 724)

Albanian boxing team, 18/8/13

Find pleasures in airports where one can. I like people-watching (follow this blog and that’s obvious), I like the way you can get strange juxtapositions in the rush and multiple destinations of airport travellers. This was taken in Istanbul airport, waiting for my second flight.

I quite like Albania, for three reasons: 1) I did go there just for a day once (day trip from Corfu) and had a thoroughly good day, surrounded by nice people 2) they have one of the world’s coolest flags 3) the memory of a very nice…. ah, but that’s another story.

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3 thoughts on “The Albanian boxing team

  1. Agree with you there. Airports are fascinating places. You go there, heading for a destination and others are doing likewise, being spirited all around the globe in these funny shaped flying machines.
    The human being is indeed a restless species. And the you think back to when the Wright Brothers made that first short hop on a beach in the USA. We’ve come along way and very fast since then.


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