Wow, I am starting my 10th year of blogging!
I can't believe I will be beginning the tenth year of blogging, and if I complete it, I would have been blogging for a decade already! Looking back, there have been so many changes, big and small, both on this blog and on myself, and I am glad that for the most part, I have successfully written them down and stored them here somewhere, in my blog.
Compared to last year, nothing much has changed in this blog. I do alter the colors and the lay-out every now and then, but for the most part, it still looks the same. I still only have a handful of readers that come back, but I don't mind that, as my goal here isn't to be famous and be a blogger who everyone reads, anyway. I still publish an article mostly every other day, and for the most part, I just use this blog as a receptacle of the pictures that I have taken in the various travels that I have done here and there. And in the articles that are not about pictures, I sometimes talk about life, cooking, religion, and myself in general.
So what changed? I still travel. I visited 5 new countries (Armenia, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, and the United Kingdom), in addition to visiting Belgium, Austria, and Italy again. I also traveled a little bit within Germany. Aside from that, well, nothing much changed. I still live in Berlin, I still work as a research scientist in a research institute, I still am in academia. Aside from that, well, other changes do occur, but I guess you already know that.
So there, that's the beginning of my tenth blogging year. I honestly don't know how long I'll keep this blog up, but for the moment, it's here. Enjoy my pictures. And let me know if you do like them! In the meantime, I'll keep traveling. It seems that this year isn't as exciting as last year when it comes to new countries visited, but still, I get to travel and come back to previous countries I have been to. And there's something else. I have been itching to ride a big plane again, as the last time I did that was when I moved from Buffalo to Berlin, and the Boston-Munich flight I was on had two aisles. I'm working on it, which means you'll probably see me on an intercontinental flight soon. I'll let you know when that happens.