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I really do need a vacation. Exhausted, slept all Saturday – and the week wasn’t anything special, just a regular step-forward-two-steps-back annoyance. So I have to tick off  all chores on the list in one instead of two days.

Weather in Hungary and Slovenia is unseasonably cold, I now have to be very selective and pack carefully. My layover in Helsinki is only 40 min, so I am not taking a big case, only carry-on.

My itinerary is complicated: starting by 5 days in Budapest (Pest side), then on the 29th taking an overnight train to Ljubljana (transfer in  Saltzburg), then at 6:30am taking a ride-share van by company called GoOpti to the Adriatic coast, to resort town Portoroz, where I booked 4 nights at spa hotel. Between salt scrub massages and sea mud body wraps I hope to take a ferry across the waves to Venice – no ticket yet. Then on the 4th at 4am – GoOpti van will pick me up and return to Ljubljana train station, this time for a day-long ride back to Budapest, this time to Buda side, where all the famous baths are spread around the Castle and couple of museums. Morning of May 6th should find me at the hotel’s lobby waiting for a shuttle ride to airport, then British Airlines will fly me home.

Frankly, I feel a bit uneasy re: whole enterprise. Logistics have been difficult, and the chain can break at any link, ruining the whole sequence. Doesn’t make for relaxing mood. But…too late to cancel, and all I can do is to wait and see if my nervousness justified or, hopefully, not.

I’ll say good bye now  – and you tell me what do you want me to bring from my travels.


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hc591sc3b6k-vc3a9tc3b3ja-drc3b3n-fekvc591Shit. What the hell am I getting myself into?

Going on vacation to Budapest exactly when Soros-funded hords of Hungarian “Occupy” parasites are defacing the imperial avenues. Note the absence of anything concrete among the ritualistic chanting of “freedom” and “change” – except demand for “minimum wage for public workers” (government employees, I guess) and idea of fracturing the Parliament by eliminating party alliances: by filling it with parties per amount of votes they received.  So, 100 parties of 1-3-6 votes? Great! The louder the bazaar, the better for these useful idiots.

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Dear Meaghan,

As we say in Russian, Вы жалуетесь или хвастаетесь? 1-2-3…8! Eight languages! Even if some became sketchy over the years of no-use, you can still look up those faulty keys when the need come to play the keyboard. You (and PeeFee) are still amazing.

You could say, like my late Jewish Grandma, “То, что ты начинаешь учить, я уже давно забыла!”

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I’ve seen a few.

[via InteriorDesign magazine newsletter]

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To: Irina

Irka_hole, спасибо что включили мой жж в ленту. Не могу ответить тем же, хотя попробовала: т.к. подписывать цыдулку я не стала, зайти в свой журнал я могу только anonymously. Мне симпатичны ваши мысли, и я была бы рада, если вы присоединились к [немногим] гостям моей беседки. Ещё вариант – dreamwidth blog; там я под тем же ником, но вас нет. Не знаю, доедет ли это послание до вас в жж , надеюсь да.

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Хиханьки хаханьками, а вот это уже серьёзно.

Мочалка отметилась мнением по очередной модной новости: безобразному скандалу с избиением пассажира Юнайтед.


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5мин утреннего смеха – день уже удался.

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