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Weblogmechanic, your new source for technical blablabla

18 Oct 2012

Just a heads up. Very rarely I used to post here about technical stuff concerning WordPress and more. From now there is a new address for that, as not to miss my ramblings in English. So I close the outdated /dev/ section here. Visit www.weblogmechanic.com !

Troyeshchina urban pop

16 Oct 2012

That how people do it in this area!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXvCwEH6xGk&noredirect=1

Bunch of photos

12 Oct 2012

Bunch of random photos from the last week.

Troyeshchina by sunset

Goedemorgen 183 – Lift

11 Oct 2012

The floor selection of the elevator in our building

Kyiv – Obolon

10 Oct 2012

Today some images from the district of Obolon. Which is partly a very rich part of town where the president, son of the president, prosecutors and other well-to-do Ukranians live.

Needless to say rents are high here, even much higher than most places in Amsterdam.

Taking a bus in Kyiv

8 Oct 2012

This is one of the things I find amazing and so far I only saw this in Kyiv. If you enter a bus you can just sit somewhere, take some
money and tap the person in front of you. Optionally you say for how many people you pay. The money then travels forward by many hands. The front person throws the fare (often) at a small carpet near the driver, or gives it to the driver. After a while your exact change (if any) comes back. This all takes place without anybody saying anything at all.

Even in a crammed bus ( 21 seats, 45 people may stand ) this happens. And the driver -will- notice if you don’t pay. You must be supernatural to check this and in the same time drive through Kyivian traffic.

Imagine this in a Dutch bus and expecting any change back.

Hungaria's national day

4 Oct 2012

We happened to wander into Budapest on the national day celebrating the foundation of the state. Together with Saci, whom I know now for a few years we went to see the fireworks on Margit Hid, looking over the city centre.

Cluj-Napoca

3 Oct 2012

Forest near Kyiv

2 Oct 2012

A nice walk in a forest nearby.

Random introduction to Kyiv

1 Oct 2012

( Yes I will finish and blog the last part of my august trip really soon, you are still getting Romania and Budapest. )


Troyeshchyna

So there I was on Borispyl international Airport. One of the fastest pass-throughs I ever had. Left the plane, went in customs, picked up bag and all in all five minutes later I was meeting Halyna outside.