Where did my written voice go?
Since my last post of course there are so many things that have happened. A lot of good and bad things. Not all of them will be shared here as it will be too many...both to write and remember.
It's been more than a month since my stay in Bulgaria. I have finished 2 other books since my last post. And I could say that I'm settled down here already, I have learned more about this country and its uniquenesses....though there are still so many things to learn.
A lot of people who know that I was living in Iceland asked me "which one do you like better, Iceland or Bulgaria?" I never gave a black or white answer as for me there's no definition that makes a country "better" than the other. My only answer was just "their diffrent in their own way and it's not something to compare about".
Some interesting things that I found about Bulgaria:
-. In quite some parts in Sofia, especially in the centre, the cars are still allowed to move when the pedestrians light is green.
-. Like some other Eastern European countries that I know, there are a lot of wild dogs in the street, especially in Sofia.
-. I can't go jogging in the morning because of the dogs --> I'm afraid of dogs.
-. From my experiences, though most of the people don't really speak English, they're in general are very very...very nice.
-. You will always get a seat in a non-smoking area of a restaurant or cafe (that is if they have a non-smoking area)
-. Nod means "no" and shaking head means "yes"
-. The first word I learned is French, "merci" as in "thank you"
-. The second word I learned is Italian, "ciao" as in "good bye"
-. The Indonesian embassy is just 10 minutes away by foot from my dormitory.
-. All signs on the street and busses are in cyrilic...but good in a way that it forces me to learn :)
-. Almost everybody has 2 mobile phones.
-. Even the menu that marked as "super hot" in an Indian restaurant is still not spicy for me.
-. The traffic is almost like Jakarta...basically Sofia is like a smaller version of Jakarta...well, smaller and colder of course :))
-. Oh oh...last but not least...I LOVE MY JOB!! :-)
Hmmmm....I still feel this post is still kind of random. But hey, I just really need to write again...and it feels good to do so :)