New Year and Christmas holidays can last more if places for their
celebration are chosen correctly. Nope, I don't propose to follow the
Sun and move through all the time zones starting from the New Zealand.
It can be done even easier. Look, it's possible to celebrate Christmas
in a country where they use the new calendar, and then move to the
former USSR where the old calendar has other day for Christmas and the
New Year, the 7th and the 13th January accordingly. And exactly this way
I'm gonna make it this winter.
Romanians, despite of being orthodoxes, celebrate the birth of their
saviour by the catholic calender. Well, it affects only those who
believe, thus fortunatelly desn't affect me at all. Local people call
Christmas Craciun, and Santa Claus is Mos Cracuin in Romanian. In direct
translation it means "Old man Christmas". So, to not to lose the
opportunity, my friends and I were celebrating it eating, drinking and
watching the "Dracula" movie which I liked a lot.
But now, my dear friends, on the 28th December I leave for my home city
of Kharkov to continue celebrating the winter holidays. The travel is
gonna be long (exactly 24 hours to Kiev, and then at least 7 hours to
Kharkov), and problematic. My friends from Kiev couldn't buy me a ticket
in advance, so I'll need to find myself a bus as soon as I arrive.
Well, there is nothing wrong. I've managed to survive in much more
difficult situations, so this one is gonna be ok. The report about my
trip, I think will be ready as soon as I return to Romania.
Now it's time for a small announce. The day after tomorrow, on the 29th
according to what the freshmeat
guys said they're gonna publish my new article about icq client programs
development. If you'll have any questions or ideas about what's written
there fell free to write me. I promise to answer all the e-mails as soon
as I return and get my hands on the inbox.