British television in Serbia?!

Trip Start Jun 01, 2010
Trip End Jun 01, 2011

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Speaking with Vesna was an enjoyable experience, a true showcase that wordly people with a love for other cultures and an interest in everything around them exist worldwide. Not that I didn`t know this, but sometimes its nice to be reminded. What also struck me talking to Vesna was the expectations of each of us in modern society, get a house have kids, a well paying job. I saw it in Vesna and I see it in myself, the desire to fulfill these `normsī . Its strange how doing this trip I feel almost as if I am avoiding the inevitable mundane worrking life when it doesn`t have to be exactly that way. Never the less, I have a degree and will probably eventually find a job, have children and get a house, quite where it will be is another question, one I wonder about. The difference I think is that these things happen rather than you getting them if you go out to achieve them. Taking marriage for example, I could marry anyone and have children and get a house but quite how fulfilled I would feel is another question. I guess I willjust know when Cindarella comes along.

Anyway, apart from contemplating social obligations I also did some cycling. Vesna had to work early, so I woke up at the crack of dawn to a breakfast of delicious burek`s a kind of stuffed Turkish bread. These were consumed quickly and we moved swiftly out of the house that Vesna didn`t get in trouble at work. The riding today was easy with the wind behind me and it was pan flat which meant I made quick progress and did a lot of thinking.I made such good progress that I arrived after only 4 hours of riding and well in time for my second lunch. So, after searching out a Serbian woman to let me use her phone I found Mimi and Sasa`s flat. All of their housemates are really cool. Sasa a long haired easy going guy is studying electronic engineering as is his taekwondo inclined friend Nikola who`s quirky comments and frequent references to British
culture I enjoy. Then there is Igor who let me into the flat when I woke him from his hibernation who is studying computing here and finally Mimi a Biology student with a great wit about her. Almost any crude or slightly risky comment you can think of has been cleverly
said by her before you can get it out. I instantly feel at home.

Tonight we are visiting Sasa`s friend who does competition arm
wrestling. Before that though I think I`m going to experience some more funny jokes and vegetate while watching some more British TV as it seems it is all Serbia has.

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