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Today I moved to my house.
Now I don't need to stay in that hotel, I can freely move and listen music after work, without disturbing somebody. I can cook when I want.
Now live starts.
Work on site goes - as expected - slow, but continously. But we are already delayed for one year.
Let's see, how it goes.
After a 22 hr trip from Munich via Frankfort and Astana I arrived on 1.8. at Aktobe.
I dropped my luggage in the hotel, and went to the site, to meet my colleagues, setup my notebook to the network, and so on.
Friday I was 1st time on site, faced a lot of problems, made my notes and finished for today.
This Saturday and Sundays I'm off. That's good, as I had no sleep for nearly 40 hrs, at my arrival.
The work on site is not bad. Supervising and quality control ...
... the owner (Vladimir) to stay in his hostel. He organized one more decent dinner. I have to wait to shower until the sauna is heated. Before go to the sauna I wanted rest a little, but right now Sergei was back with a colleague and plenty of beer in my room.
In recent days I have been invited repeatedly, receive of many known and unknown people presents. And of course, everyone wants to take a picture from me. The invitations, gifts and ...
... a day off and formulate a clearer plan for the rest of Kazakhstan.
Today itself was nothing spectacular, mostly spent sitting around planning, catching up with the blog and staring at the schedules' now tightening number of days left. Convinced that whilst we have enough time to get to Ulaanbaatar via a detour to Uzbekistan, we have to stay on the best roads available and not muck around too much.
... a bunch of shops, a few dodgem cars, a place of prayer and a caged lion all rolled into one! There was a giraffe aswell, who seemed to have reached about the same level of madness as the lion. It was all a bit twisted.
Dinner was a kick **** shaslik thing rolled up in foil. It's about the only thing I know how to order, and even with all the time in the world it's basically impossible to interpret a menu. Point and shoot is the order of the day... literally!