In Kirovograd and counting down
My visit to Izmail was, unfortunately, too short (though I imposed upon the hospitality of C and I for four nights). On our last day we really had a nice, relaxing time, getting up late, visiting their office, playing a lot of cards and drinking a lot of vodka (mixed drinks, which no self-respecting Ukrainian would do).
Rather than bore people with the details of my uneventful journey back to Kirovograd (the highlight was getting fed by a young Ukrainian family with whom I was sharing space on the train), I will move on to more important things – now and next week!
However, I will share some of the photos that we took in Izmail. I also posted this on Facebook – this is for the people who think I never clown around and have fun. Every time we looked at this photo we cracked up:
Life will be good in these next few weeks. Well, not that it is not good anyway, but I will be getting some much-needed interaction with friends and best of all, I get to go on a vacation!
First, my friend B will be coming today! He has had a bit of a rough time of it, and I am glad he will be visiting. I don’t know how long for, but definitely over the New Year…I have no idea what we will be doing.
And one week from tomorrow, I will be in Kyiv, and on an airplane on the 7th to Cairo! I decided to go to Cairo rather than on one of those all-inclusive trips that other people do. I have always wanted to go, am going with a good friend who will, I am sure, tolerate my quirks regarding what I do when I see a photo I want to take. Sometimes this involves waiting for just the right moment, sometimes it involves taking a photo and skedaddling.
I realized just yesterday that this trip is coming up really quickly, so I have not been doing a countdown to it. Until now. As of the moment I write this post, I have fewer than nine days left, as our plane leaves at 7 in the morning on the 7th.
So there’s the latest – not a whole lot of work going on right now, but at long last, I am having some fun.