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Autumn’08

October 27, 2008

I love autumn for the variety of reddish colors it brings to us. There are days when trees get covered with a picturesque mosaic. One of these days I decided to take my bike, camera and get out to the nearest forest.

Here are the pictures:

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Travel to Helsinki. A couple of words and shots about this city.

May 24, 2008

My first impression about finnish people was pretty good. Later on it started getting much better 😉
Well, first days Helsinki didn’t impress me much until I got to downtown. After this, I felt in love it. It is very convenient, cozy, distinctive and it is easy to get around.

Since I love biking and everything that relates to it, it was lovely to see a lot of people riding a bike and commuting. There is a mature infrastructure for this. Helsinki has more than one thousand kms of bike paths. Most of people while riding have a helmet on.


I didn’t waste my free time just sitting at home after work. I visited a lot of places. Fortunately, Helsinki has a lot of this stuff. The Government is paying a lot attention on the tourism development. You can easily get free maps, tourist guides and necessary info about anything.
Moreover I learnt some phrases like “Hyvaa Paivaa”, “Kiitos” and more. I used them when I met our finnish colleagues. Actually, they know some Russian too 😉
Everybody speaks English in more or less extent. It’s cool. I didn’t have any difficulties with communication. Even elder people know it 😉

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Spring and Ducks

March 8, 2008

It was a pretty good day. I took my camera with me to take some photos. It seems to me that my camera kind of “got covered with dust”. The season is coming. The winter was pretty gray and boring so that I didn’t take pictures.

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20-30 years – the golden period of time

March 4, 2008

During this period of time we have got the best performance. We are young, our brains are fast, our minds are buzzing with a lot of ideas. Should we dedicate our time to activities that are unnecessary, not important? My position is that we have to work for our Future. Not waste our money to some expensive trips to Italy, Germany, France… during holidays, but pick it and invest in some business that eventually will work for you. I would prefer traveling to a little less expensive country.

I don’t understand those who wants to spend a lot instead of picking it. I dedicate my free time to learning some work stuff, English. I invest in myself because the time is money. Of course, there is some amount of time per week when I do nothing like watching TV, just having rest.

Somebody thinks that we should travel a lot, we should enjoy our youth. But what will they do after 30 years old? Work hard? Study a lot? What about family? Kids?

Trip to Grodno

February 2, 2008

Last weekend I went to Grodno. It’s one of the cities in Belarus where ancient buildings were kept practically intact. The city has a great potential to become a tourist center. The authorities are restoring the center. There is an opinion among the citizens of Grodno that this restoration destroys its originality. Anyway I liked this city.

Coffee Break on the way to Grodno

Fire Tower

In the Museum of the New Castle.

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Meeting New Year 2008

January 2, 2008

I can say no doubt that it was the most friendly New Year I’ve ever had.
Last three years I met New Years with my friends Dima and Lesha. And it was the 4th one 🙂 It became like a tradition already.

Here is a bunch of New Year’s pics:

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Smooth Jazz

December 30, 2007

I very love this style of music. New York city got started associating with it since 2003. I got to NYC due to the program “Work and Travel in USA” and had been working there for 4 months.
Usually I came home at about 11 pm and turned on the smooth jazz radio station. That was sort of a relief for me after the hard working days. I just lied on the floor and listened to the radio…