Boston for a day

Trip Start Aug 20, 2008
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Trip End Jan 03, 2009


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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jaeja! Time has come to start writing a short account of my adventures around the world. Access to the Internet can be a bit problematic sometimes, but I'll try to keep it as up to date as possible.

So, as I'm writing this, I'm sitting on a train to Boston. Going there for one day to meet my old friend from Tjorn - Kevin. I was in NY for 4 days in total and loved it.
About Trinidad and Tobago and my adventures there: some of you already know the story and it's a long, long (and I mean very long) story. To start from the beginning, I almost missed the flight from gatwick to Tobago because I had not printed out the ticket from TT to USA and the a*****le from Virgin Atlantic at the check-in did not believe that I was going to ever leave TT, although virgin atlantics own website says that Bulgarians may travel on a one- way ticket to TT. This reminds me that I still have to write that letter of complaint. Anyways, with the help of a nice lady and after almost missing the flight once again because I went to the wrong gate (what are the chances of two different airlines that fly to Tobago once a week having their flights at exactly the same time?) I was finally on my way.
When I was in Tobago and had checked into the hotel which was recommended both on the Internet and the guidebook, I went to the beach and was very tired by 9 pm so I fell asleep, forgetting to close the window. Then I woke up at 1 am because it was raining heaviliy, closed the window and fell asleep again. When I woke up in the morning I found out that my little backpack with some stuff inside, my creditcards, my wallet with the passport inside, and a little bag with toothbrush and such were missing. Later it turned out that my two cameras were also gone. The small one had actually just totally broken the day before, but the newer one was working perfectly.
Anyways, after the police came and went and the initial shock was over, I called all banks and so on. I had to get a new passport from the embassy in Cuba but there was a hurricane (or rather a few hurricanes) going on there so I asked the embassy in Venezuela to help me. To cut the story short, after I had moved to trinidad to my friend Andrey, who helped me a lot in this, and when i was about to get the new passport, the guy from the hotel called and said someone had found all my things (of course except for the cash and cameras) so he sent them to me. So everything was back to normal again. I lost some cash and a camera and a lot of energy and did not go to venezuela as planned but now I got a new, even better camera at a very good deal and I gained a lot of experience ;)
Btw, do not tell my mom anything about this;)

I maybe don't need to mention that I don't have any pictures from TT but you can see here a few that Andrey made.
Otherwise TT is a very nice country with very friendly people and some very shameless ones (especially women) too. I have a little collection of womens phonenumbers from encounters on boats and buses. And it can be a bit hard to tell them you are not interested.
The beaches and food were excellent most of the time. I stayed in a small fishing village for two days, where I had a small beach with shallow turquoase water only to myself (and a few mating little crabs who did not have any shame). Unfortunately, no pics from that beach.

So after I got most of my stuff back I made it to New York. No hassle and no waiting at immigration at all. Except for that the flight attendant at Continental airlines gave me the wrong form to fill out or fill in. But that was fine. In NY I stayed at a very good hostel, met Baldvin and Kari and Nasko who turned out not to be in London as I had thought. I got me a new camera and a visa got Thailand. The museum of natural history was great and you can see pics from the rest of the stuff that I did. NY is a great city and I should have spent more time there but Im sure I'll go back.
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