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  1. Logbook to the middle ages. END

    I sit at the Nene Theresa airport. It is early in the morning and I wait for my plane to land, turnaround and take me back home. As I suspected, the Nene Theresa is clean and shiny but at this time of the day it offers very little. My next meal will be in Germany.
    It has been a nice 7 weeks. They have been mellow and I have enjoyed Albania and Berat. And as I donít know if I will come back to Albania, but I am certain it will not be to my sleepy town, when I bid goodbye to it I felt a little ...

    Updated 09-24-2019 at 04:20 PM by ponchi101

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  2. Logbook to the middle ages. XIX

    I spend my last afternoon in Albania roaming the streets of downtown Tirana.
    As I was driven there I could see a more modern side of the country. The road became a serviceable two lane highway, with cars zooming by us at considerable speed. The closer to Tirana we got, the more billboards and signs greeted us. We entered the city and I was taken to the same hotel where I spent my first night upon arrival. I was given an extra large room which indeed seemed palatial, and the larger bathroom ...

    Updated 09-21-2019 at 12:47 PM by ponchi101

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  3. Logbook to the middle ages. XVIII

    And on my last Sunday in Berat I went to church.
    I woke up early and strolled the same boulevard that on every night is full of people, teeming with excitement and joy. But in the early hours of the morning nothing is going on. Some of the places are opened but they sell nothing but coffee. It is too early to get a croissant or something to eat. The cleaning ladies are washing the backs of the restaurants, a man sweeps the street, another collects the garbage. I walked for a while.
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    Updated 09-20-2019 at 09:33 AM by ponchi101

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  4. Logbook to the middle ages. XVII

    There is no discrimination in discriminating. Everybody can do it and everybody is actually very good at it.
    The company I work with is French. We are joined to an Italian outfit and the supervisory company is British. There are some Spaniards in the crew too, but not that many. So I am surrounded by a lot of nationalities that once were Empires and still retain that idea that their great past immediately translates into current greatness, conveniently forgetting their current plights and ...
  5. 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 ...
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