Remember when you jerks voted for TPOL to move to Tirana (see Vote Where TPOL Moves Next! And I’ll Go There)? I know you – the Ukranians, or perhaps a 400 lb fat guy in a basement – rigged the election because you thought it was a terrible place to live (see Tirana, Taipei, Lisbon, Or Bangkok: The Runoff Vote!).
Well hackers, it brings me great joy to say that you were wrong. While I have not made the move yet, I already know where I am going to live when I do. The area is called the Salt Block District, a place with an interesting history. During communism, only members of the government were allowed there. According to Wikipedia, “On most maps it was unmarked”.
It has changed significantly since then. Now, it is home to pubs, restaurants, and shopping (see Tirana: One of the Best Cities in the World for Food). It is modern and livable. The Salt Block District reminded me of the French Concession, a neighborhood in my favorite city, Shanghai. From tree-lined streets to graffiti paintings, everything about it says: TPOL welcome home.
*TPOL is still waiting to be placed on the board of directors for an Albanian oil and gas company before moving to Tirana, the land of Debauchery & Promiscuity!