This is Durim, one of the closest friends I made while in Kosovo. And he recently moved to New York City! I’m a student at Syracuse University in Syracuse, which is only 5 hours by bus from NYC. So I had to go see him. This photo is shortly after our first meeting along 5th avenue. I ran to hug him and I couldn’t believe we were both in NYC, not Kosovo! We chatted over coffee at a Barnes and Noble because, of course, it’s the Albanian way. Getting coffee is the most important part of your day. The social hour is the coffee hour. Ah! It brought back memories. Concluding our coffee hour, we took this photo in front of Rockefeller Center. Isn’t that just the face of happiness?