Written on May 19, 2008
SO I AM IN THE UK WRITING ABOUT being here. I love Dubrovnik, but it’s nice to be around people who mostly speak your language, recycle, live in fear of traffic laws, and butter their bread. You still have to bag your own groceries.
In all honestly I see myself really enjoying my stay here in Boston Spa, which is a tiny, relatively rural suburb of Leeds. More than anything else it’s an escape from Dubrovnik for a little while. Here it’s quite, there’s lot of nature, no bright overpowering sun, and no tourists. Dubrovnik is beautiful, but it’s also overwhelming: too much coming at you from too many different directions. I really loved it for the first month or so, but you get used to the good things and the hand full of not so good things start to ware on you more as time goes on. If familiarity breeds contempt and absence makes the heart grow fonder, I’m sure I’ll have a renewed sense of appreciation for the place when I go back.
In other news: My little brother Chris started a blog. It was posted like 2 weeks ago and he already has more entries than I do. More than enough than would be required to do the Project for Axels XML class. Which I don’t… yet.
That’s from the inside of York Minster, second largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.