School's out for winter

Trip Start Dec 23, 2006
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Trip End Jan 07, 2007


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Friday, December 22, 2006


Well, well, well, at the moment I'm sitting in a more than boring university lecture about costumer relationship managament. My fellow students are yawning. It's hard to keep my eyes open. Only four more hours and I will be out of here.

My visa for Russia came by mail. Very convenient. If you plan a trip to Russia, I can only recommend the agency www.visum.net. The service is impeccable. The staff very friendly. They speak German and Russian. English, I don't know.

I can't wait to get out of here. I can't wait to be with Mari again. I can't wait to feel some cold and see some snow. Did any of you notice the effects of Global Warming, yet? My friend Frank, a student of meteorology, visited me last week. We had a jolly time disussing the end of the world due to a climate catastrophe.

Thanks to the USA, China and India, but mainly the USA. Strangely enough, a lot break-through research on global warming has been done in the USA. The best scientist do their research in the USA. Why can't the economy and the public become sensible for those issues? Feel free to discuss this in my guest book.

Frank gave me a book with the title An Unconvenient Truth written by Al Gore. He should have become president of the USA. He would have led all of us into a healthier future.

According to Gore, the issue of global warming will decide, whether peoples of the world are able to combine their efforts in order to create a better future. I'm optimistic that we can achieve this, but it won't just happen by itself. We all need to put some effort into this.
Somewhere along the way Christmas was lost to the hungry monster of the consumer goods industry. Ask yourself why you buy all those presents on Christmas. Imagine the following:
Once upon a time in a distant distant country. A small farm house stood somewhere inside a desert. It was cold and dark. A baby was crying. It was a boy. He had just been born. The parents of the kid were kind of exhausted, because they had crossed the entire country (they didn't drive a car that swallowed 20 gallons per 100 miles). His parents named the kid: Jesus. Suddenly three kings were arriving and brought the kid presents. The boy opened his mouth to fill the emptiness of happy anticipation with the following words: "Dudes, I would have liked to get this playstation. You brought me some stuff. I don't even know what it's called. Well, I don't care. I wanna have this damn play station. NOW! Wrap it nicely! It's so much fun to get presents and unwrap 'em!"
Everybody was astonished.
Then one of the kings flew away to get the kid what he wanted. When he came back, the kid unwrapped the present. A nice and shiny little thing came into appearance. A play-station portable.
"What the heck! You didn't get me any games! What is this? I mean, I'm serious, what is this? Ya think, I'm stupid or what?" yelled the little one.
The eyes of the parents and the kings were filled with tears. This was not what they had expected. If they had only known that Jesus had signed a contract with Coca Cola in the future even before he was born...

well, this is just an idea for a story. whenever I live in a small hut somewhere in Finland, I will work out all the ideas and put them into a book or something.

Enjoy this travelblog. Let me know how you like it. Merry Christmas!
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