28 August 2015

26 August 2015

Intro to Cholecystectomy, Vol. I: Calling an Ambulance

There is a first for everything, right? The first airplane ride. The first kiss. The first sex. I suppose I had one of these firsts recently, and yes, it's not the most pleasant one. After all, it was my first hospital visit.

24 August 2015

Prancing Around in Paris: Cimetière du Montparnasse

I guess when you go to Paris, you visit the dead. That's exactly what we did, in fact, that was the very first thing we did, after having breakfast on our first day in Paris. We went to the Cimetière du Montparnasse.

22 August 2015

Desensitized Moving

It's been three years since I have moved from Buffalo to Berlin. In fact, it will be exactly three years when the next month comes. Three years ago on this date, my sister actually went all the way from New York City to Buffalo to visit me, so that she would be there during my Graduation Party. How fast time flies. And now, three years later, I am starting to consider what I would be doing next.

20 August 2015

Prancing Around in Paris

Yes, I finally went to Paris. It happened back in April, during Easter Weekend. My partner and I went to the airport Friday evening, boarded a plane to Paris from Berlin, and spent 4 nights there, returning back to Berlin on Monday evening. Given my travel choices, Paris wasn't high on my list. Heck, I always thought that sooner or later there will be a conference in Paris, and therefore I would have to go there anyway. That's my attitude to big famous and tourist-heavy cities like Paris and London, and sure, I still think that. However, I guess after visiting 41 countries, it's about time. After all, until then, I only counted France as a country I have visited since I have spent a day in Strasbourg. That's definitely not enough, so one day, when we realized that there was actually a long weekend in April, we checked where could we go, and it seems that the cheapest option was Paris. So off we went!