Friday, July 1, 2011

Idle time between my travels


Well, I have to say that June has been extremely uneventful. I planned to spend 4 weeks at home as last time I was here it was under 3 weeks and it felt they were rushed and I didn't have enough time. I suppose every time is different because now it felt like it's been  2 weeks too many.

I met almost everybody I planned to meet, but yet overall I had little to do. Somehow I found myself in between projects as well, so not only did I not truly entertain myself as most friends work desk jobs and don't have time during the day, but also I couldn't really do anything productive as half the time I had no work to do. That was the time when I was fully invested in my Internet addiction. Of course ironically I will have two simultaneous projects to work on once I arrive in Berlin, so I guess it will not be only fun at first. But I'm not complaining, work = $$$.

Nothing changed in Krasnodar, it's still a lot of umm..showing off and "glamour" Russian-style here. So I will not be sad when I leave. I was really lucky to re-connect with my friends though. I say re-connect because funnily enough my friends don't use Skype and we don't really exchange lots of emails when I'm away, some explain this as them being not prone to writing. (Sounds weird to me, too.) Also none of them really read this blog, which is frustrating, one valid reason is that some don't speak English and a less valid reason is that some don't have the time. Which makes it hard for me because people then want me to tell them stories of my travels in person and there's only so many times that I can repeat something.

I am delighted to be going back to Berlin. I'm happy to say that I have two friends that I can't wait to meet and who seem eager as well and there are some acquaintances that I will get in touch with as well as new exciting CS buddies. Yee ha! Maybe a good friend from Russia will visit as well, that will be exciting!

I can't wait to get a bike and explore Berlin on it. Here I biked to my dacha once (45km in total) only to find out we roughly had 25 cherries from 5 cherry trees. Me = devastated!

I haven't packed anything yet, but I packed and unpacked so much in the last 7 months that it takes little time and effort now. Mentally I'm definitely in Berlin already.

In the meantime, below are pictures from the one weekend trip I took in June. Namely, to the Russian side of the Black Sea. I could actually live there for a while. If they had Internet connection there.



This would be a lovely workplace 

3 comments:

Mari said...

So you'll be back in Berlin?
That's so good. Summer (apart for these rainy days) is very nice here. It also sounds like your stay in Istanbul wasn't as great as you'd expected, but...maybe it was an unlucky combination of different things.

Too bad your friends don't read your blog!Your English is amazing so I wondered...is this because you had a special education and it's generally not that important to learn English in Russia or is it just your friends who don't use this language so much?

Anyway, hope to read more fun and interesting posts from you!

fleetingness said...

No we reeeeeeeead and follow and love you!!! =)

Andreas said...

I really like reading your stuff. Sometimes I'm busy with stuff, but thanks to Google Reader I don't miss a post (-> read later).
It's the same with my friends and colleagues. They virtually never visit (or comment?) my photo page.
Also interesting to see how you discover and "feel" the places you visit.

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