Culture Shock and Anxiety; Joy and Adventure — Why I Took a Bus, a Bath, and a Break

Experiences of a new expat in Albania

Photo by Cosiela Borta on Unsplash

I recently moved from Canada to Albania and applied for residency. I have learned many valuable things over the past 48 days, not the least of which is that it is easier to be a tourist than a newcomer.

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I am a contemporary figure painter, working primarily in oils. I am also a Canadian Expat living in Albania. Follow my art and travel journey. karenespig.art

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Karen Espig

Karen Espig

I am a contemporary figure painter, working primarily in oils. I am also a Canadian Expat living in Albania. Follow my art and travel journey. karenespig.art

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