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  1. Logbook to the middle ages. XVI

    But what about this thing that I do? This thing that I and my friends do.
    I start talking with one of the old guys (older than me, that is, as I am already a senior in these matters) and we talk about how we are disappearing. We are some sort of traveling ensemble and go to faraway places and in a very concise way we set up entire companies of 150 people that range from unskilled labor to the very specialized physics needed to get the data. In just a couple of weeks we do that, and then we ...
  2. Logbook to the middle ages. V

    I am later told that the real Berat is just simply down the road. We, the company, have done what so many times I have seen before. We have taken a hotel in town and rented almost all of its rooms, converted their conference areas into our offices and have started to work. We are working for the Dutch giant SHELL, one of the most anally retentive companies in the world. Examples of their obtuse ways abound. We are in a town, in a hotel, well away from any danger but yet we have to wear high reflective ...
  3. Logbook to the middle ages. IV

    Next morning I have to start my drive south to Berat, my final destination. I therefore do not get to see a lot of Tirana. I have breakfast on the 16th floor of the hotel and I get a great view of the surroundings.
    Tirana is amid small mountains, green and luscious with vegetation. It is not the tropics but located at about 40 north is not the barren stones of Iceland or the pine tree forests of Northern Europe. There are signs that the Mediterranean is close by, represented by the Adriatic. ...

    Updated 07-28-2019 at 12:43 PM by ponchi101

  4. Logbook to the middle ages. III

    I was led to believe that I would be traveling to a land where episodes of Game Of Thrones would be solely anecdotal, a place where, save for the dragons, the slaughter of the enemy would be a daily matter. This, of course, was because of the information I got from the web. Albania is described as not very developed, one of the poor countries of Europe. As I approach the airport, I start to believe that to be true.
    You see, one thing about developed countries is the amount of lights in their ...
    Tags: albania, berat, work
  5. Logbook to the middle ages. II

    However, the welcomed feeling of relief does not come without some perks being lost. The first one is my status. I have been degraded to a normal existence of a laborer. I have, like many a mighty man, fallen. And the first sign of such degradation is that this company that hires me now does not love me enough to fly me over the Atlantic in Business Class. Not even in Economy Plus.
    No, I am to be tortured by the Luftwaffe.
    By that I obviously mean Lufthansa, the efficient German airline, ...
    Tags: albania, berat, job, work
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