Getting homesick already??

Yes a little to say the least. I miss all the comforts of home, but at the same time I would love to spend more time with all the great people we met the last few weeks. I actually wish I could take them all home, or all to Mongolia or all to Moscow or….or….

We are flying home on tuesday the 13th, so no more trainriding, no more providnitsa’s (carriage attendants, ladies with moods) but still two more days to go in Moscow with new hosts since today, and again they are turning out to be really interesting and nice people. Of course it sounds cheesy to say this but they really all have been people really worth getting to know. Maybe it’s Russia or maybe it’s just the fact that we’ve only tried to surf people’s couches in Russia, but in any case we are so lucky to be welcomed so warmly all the time.

Church on the blood

Since Tomsk where the partying was on we visited Yekaterinburg and Moscow, the church you see here is a church in Yekb that may or may not contain the most valuable icon in the world, so I may or may not have seen it. Pro Stalin, Pro Communism, Pro ParadingWe did see communist parades in the centre of Moscow on Victory Day (9th of May, when Russia troops defeated the Germans in 1945), and found out that Stalin is still very much adored and apprecciated by especially the older Moscovites. We bought airtickets (which was a days work, sadly), and visited a number of pleasant parks in the Moscow area because such nice weather should be cherished. Up until the day we drove to Moscow by train we could see snow everywhere along the tracks, it only stopped at around 200 km from Moscow. And here in Moscow it finally got warmer, then colder again, and then again warmer. Today was the best weather yet, and today we switched hosts and with our increasingly heavy backpacks chugged through the maze that is Taganskaya (a central neighbourhood of Moscow), the sun shining down on us like everything was a-okay. And when we finally got there the feeling was even nicer than if it would have been easy.

My face is glowing like it always does after a day of hard work and being in the sun, W. is cooking his favourite dish macaroni again like he does in every city we get to so it is only a matter of minutes before my stomach will be satisfied too… This W. cooking macaroni in Yekaterinburg.

мистер макарон

I wish I could tell everything that happened in the weeks I skipped blogging, and I hope I will when I get back, but for now you just have to trust me when I say that this was one hell of an incredible journey/adventure/dream and it was everything I hoped for, and I’m not kidding. I don’t know who to thank in particular, but I’ll just thank them anyway, they will know who they are. THANK YOU!

One Response to “Getting homesick already??”

  1. Bobeno (not sick) says:

    I just wanna say Haai ;D