Start of the second week

Hello guys,


sorry for the delay, but regular internet access wasn't provided by now from the OC, so I had to relay on Internet Cafes and between empty battery and the regular work wasn't time left for this so far.

 But here are the updates. The Project I work on with other interns (each one from Hungary, Poland, Australia and Canada) started last week and in our sessions about project managment we gave the participants lots of work to do. Especially demanding to our skills was the language barrier for most of them are not used to work using English. But I am going to safe the details about the content of our sessions for an other place and occasion.

 More important is what happend on the weekend: On Saturday morning we meet with the LC Simferopol (and their newies) and got on the train to Sewastopol. Arrived at the venue the total number of Aiesecer between the participating LC from the region exceedded the eighty. Altough we interns didn't participated in the conference itself we experienced a very proactive and entertaining weekend when we were not on tour through the area.

Because a friend of an alumni from Simferopol prepared a tour through the city of Sewastopol for Saturday which we enyojed with an other intern from Germany who joined us after just leaving the plan and hurring to the place. We visited some of the 2000+ war memorials and even an once-confidential submarine base in Blaklava. After climbing on a steep hill to see some ruins from an ancient fortress we were failrly exhausted and after leaving our kind tour guide behind we returned to the conference venue.

There we learned, that the day still hasn't ended and and in an desperate attempt to catch up with the missing sleep we decided to call it a day at this point.

On Sunday we visited some greek ruins at the city and after climbing over rocks, visiting an old monastery and spending some hours at the beach we once again got on the ferry to return to our side of the bay. There we participated in the closing plenary of the conference held by a chair from Germany.

 This Monday we returned to Simferopol where we hoped to move in our new flat since the contract over the last flat was cancelled in mutual agreement end of last week for unacceptable conditions. We are for the moment staying at a friend place and will split up to some other places tomorrow and waiting for the end of the month when our actually new flat will be free as previously planned.

 Currently we are preparing for the next round of the project and staying tuned for news from the flat-frontline

19.10.09 20:14


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