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Kapar. When you go to a shop and you really like something but it happens that you do not have the full amount to pay for it you can leave the store a kapar. The store keeper will hold it for you. And in the next couple of days you return with the rest of what you owe and get your stuff. This is a sweet negotiation because if it happens that you change your mind about the jacket and your dress and the original excitement wanes off then you can apologize politely and get your kapar back. So leaving a kapar is great for students or those with a low paid job or for anyone for that matter, who understands that by tomorrow or the next days money increases in value. One can leave a kapar only in the small street stores for clothing items, shoes, bags, books, and stuff like that.
Albanian. The only place you can practice Albanian is Albania. We speak our own unique indo European language with influences from Latin , Turkish and of course English. The countries around us speak different languages such as Greek, Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, and Montenegrian Serbo-Croatian. So if you want to say words like rrota for wheel; lumi for river; gjethe for tree leaf; mal for mountain; dashuri for love or rruge for street, you can practice those strong consonants and clear open vowels only here. So "mireseardhe ne Shqiperi" welcome to Albania. Even though you would hear opa or ciao in our everyday language like the greeks and italians would use it.
Drinking beer in public a problem in US or Canada but not here. You can enjoy a simple beer in the park with a good group of friends without having to hide it. Just be mindful to find a litter box on the way so you don't pollute. Even though we aren't the most refined society when it comes to taking care of our public spaces we are working for it.
Gabi open markets are the places where one can find used everything. We have a diverse Roma community who is involved with the trade used clothes. You can find one interesting such market in the Xhamlliku neighborhood and the way you get there is if you take Porcelani bus at the bus station close to the clock tower, Sahati.
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