I have been quiet for a while. That is mainly because I started working since last month. Finally the grueling wait for my work visa is over. I am impressed by the swift communications with the immigration office, and they were quick in replying to my queries by emails, phones etc. I have lightly touched the subject of Polish bureaucracy (in my experience) here.
Having a full-time job makes me feel like an adult, although in my head I am still a young girl only starting to discover life. But so far, I am really enjoying it. Great colleagues, great manager, relaxed environment and everybody is helpful. But just one month of full-time programming job is affecting my back and eyes, or so I feel :O I dread wearing glasses, as I have always believed, for some reason, that I have very good eyesight. But these days, I often find myself 10 centimeters from the computer screen. But for all the other parts, it’s good. My mind is free, healthy and occupied these days, unlike the days when I was waiting for work permit. Those days were so incredibly boring that I can’t even begin. Since I consider myself an outdoors person, sitting inside the apartment all day with the computer and nothing special to do was terrible. I wanted to quickly engage into something. Also, I have started going to the gym 3 days a week after office, and I am keeping a strict diet (started after heavy Easter feasting 😀 ) until summer. I am feeling good about this, although I haven’t seen any visible results.
I cannot however stop browsing flights and events everywhere around Europe. Unfortunately, I don’t have any free days for the year because of my upcoming Nepal and Cyprus vacations. This is seriously making me wonder if I really do prefer 9-5 job over great flight deals and traveling opportunities. Well, that’s how life is, for the most part. I am however constantly trying to squeeze in some trips over the weekend holidays. I have seriously developed itchy feet ever since I moved to Poland. It’s been only a month since I came back to Poland from Finland and I can’t stop thinking about the next place I can go to. Luckily, in the May weekend (labor day weekend), I am going to Zakopane, a picturesque mountain town in the South of Poland and I am thrilled. Zakopane had been on my plans ever since I arrived to Poland and now I have at last found proper time to actually make it happen. I have already thoroughly planned the trip (love to plan trips) and I can’t wait. I am going to Zakopane with my boyfriend on his sports motorbike, so I am a bit nervous about that. I have gotten quite used to it over the months, but have not actually been on it on the highway. It’s going to be a 5-hour ride, so I hope I will enjoy it more than feeling anxious. I have also planned to visit a Slovakian town near the Polish town of Zakopane and I am very much looking forward to that. Borders fascinate me. I know there are no real borders within Schengen zone but this time I can actually stop at the little signboard that says “Slovakia” and be amazed at how it’s a different country on the other side now.
I am also booked for a weekend trip to Copenhagen at the end of the May and I am very excited. Haven’t planned so much about Copenhagen already, but hearing from people that Copenhagen is the coolest Scandinavian capital city makes me very eager to see the city. The best news of the year has got to be, though, that WizzAir, my favorite budget-airline is flying to ICELAND(!!!!) from Gdansk, a city in Poland. I am so, so, so over the moon that I can’t describe. Only if I had free days or wasn’t working, I would soon be on my way to Iceland. I have soooo dreamed about this trip right from my adolescent days in Nepal. I am once again starting to dream about Northern lights, Icelandic geysers, hot springs, the pristine landscapes.. But I will have to wait until 2016 to make it happen, because of my work situation. But so far, so good! Happy New Year 2072 to my Nepali readers! (if I have any).