Archive for February 13th, 2007

I’ve arrived

A mostly uneventful pair of flights has dropped me here in L’viv, Ukraine. I’ve now mastered the run from where United flights arrive and Ukraine International Airline flights depart. It took me no more than ~15 minutes to navigate through the poorly marked terminals. Getting to the departure gate quickly is important: by the time you get off of the flight from SFO in Frankfurt you have no more than 45 minutes until your scheduled departure to LWO (L’viv). The most amazing part of this transfer was that my 4 checked bags actually made it as well. Fantastic. The trip here couldn’t have been any smoother.

It’s cold out but not terribly cold. Somewhere between 35 and 40 degrees I’d guess. There are a few inches of snow on the ground everywhere but it has been light rain since I arrived. I imagine it will snow tonight.

I do have internet at the apartment. Between the folks at Lohika and the landlords (two incredibly nice people, feels like grandparents) the internet was all setup including a wireless access point just for me. Talk about awesome. The apartment furniture has been moved around a bit since the last set of pictures I sent around but its more or less the same. I now know how the themostat works (just turn up the water heater), how to reset the water heater after a power outage and that someone will come once a month to read the electricity and water meters (the meters are inside the apt). I even know where to take the garbage (about a block down the road there’s a massive row of garbage cans for the neighborhood). It’s different here.

I purposely didn’t sleep on any of the flights over and now having been up for more than 24 hours straight I’m feeling pretty damn tired. My goal is to push myself to near exhaustion so that I can sleep an entire night my first night here. I’m not exactly a seasoned world traveler yet so we’ll see how this pans out.

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