Things are different here in a lot of ways - our conference is on general security issues, and one voice from the audience yesterday asked about the war in Iraq - did the panel share the questioner's concern that Albania might not have enough troops deployed there? (Luckily this was not the panel that I was on.) I asked an EU representative to explain their visa policy, and he gave a pretty poor answer. I also managed some historical research.
Last night I almost missed dinner - we were supposed to go to the former residence of the late dictator, Enver Hoxha, for a reception, but couldn't find it and arrived half an hour late; the host of the reception then pulled me aside for a 20-minute chat and by the time he'd finished the food was all gone! But we found a small restaurant with a small meal in the end. Insubstantial, but also cheap.
Conference over, weather not too bad, I think I'll sit by the pool.