Monday, March 31, 2008

I am sleepy. It has been a long day up at 5 am, made a wrong turn on the way to the airport, but made it in time for my flight. A quick transfer in Zurich and a nice flight to New York. My head thinks it's 2 am in the morning now, so it will be an early night before work tomorrow.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Today I begin my journey back to New York. I have a flight this afternoon to Slovenia where I will spend the weekend.
I really that this trip has been quite fruitful and I will give more news when I get back to NY.
Last night I was invited to have dinner with an old friend. We had not seen each other for a couple of years and I got to meet his wife and daughter.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

After Brcko I went to Banja Luka, which is the capital of Srpska Republika in Bosnia. I have been there a few times in the past, but this time I noticed that there seems to be a lot more construction going on. I guess this means more foreign investment. The second morning after arriving I woke up to snow, but it did not last long as the day warmed up. On one of my runs while there I went by the river which is very swollen from winter rain and snow melt.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Last weekend I entered into Bosnia, I was actually in a place called Brcko, very close to the Croatian border. It is an interesting place because it is like Washington DC in that it is a district and is able to make laws. One of them is that dogs have the freedom of the city and there is a 500 Euro fine if you harm them, so there are a lot of dogs.

Friday, March 21, 2008

went for a nice run this morning by the river in Skopje. It is still a little cold, but is getting warmer and the Sun is shining, which of course helps.
I met with a small group of people who wanted to here about my experience with running and meditation. I am staying with an old friend who runs a small number of gift shops here.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

First internet access in a week. I went into Bulgaria for a few days, where I got to experience a lot of nature. It did turn cold just before I left and there was snow. Travelled by bus to Macedonia today and it is still cold and rainy, but they do say it will get warmer.
My sister's dog Shadow was put to sleep yesterday, he had been sick for a while. He will be sadly missed he was a real character around the house, but I think he is happy now.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

So I finally got some internet access time. I went from Rijeka to Zagreb for a few days where I had a good time. I am now in Belgrade, I arrived yesterday on a really nice train which cost me about $30. I usually take a bus but this was so much nicer. A freind of mine recently opened a vegetarian restuarant here and I got to have lunch there. Oh and the weather is really warm so that is a extra bonus.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Went for a run this morning and the wind was so strong that it almost blew me over a couple of times. Then to top it off it snowed this afternoon. Though I have to say I am having a great time and will be a little sad to leave in a couple of days.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Well after a short train ride I am now in Rijeka, Croatia and just like it was when I left the last time I was here, it is raining. Well it was when I got here, today it is not, but it is quite cold.

Monday, March 03, 2008

I went with some of my Slovenian friends to Germany this weekend. To a place near to Hiedleberg. The drive took us 10 hours due to some heavy traffic near Munich and Stuttgart. We had a great time and I would definately go there again. Unfortunately I did not get a chance to run so my streak was broken at 60 days. The next day I started again, so we will see how it goes from here on.. Tomorrow I travel to Croatia to visit with my cousin.