… are the measures that will accompany me out of this country. Yes, indeed, it is true:
Levent is about to leave the building!
It will be to the two years, when I embark on my flight to my new home….
Lausanne, to be precise. Now, if you are still wondering about my not so curvy travel mate: those numbers are the weights of my three suitcases that gonna carry my stuff (made in china electronics, made in china pants, made in china.. well, you are getting the picture…) straight into the heart of…
… the home of the International Olympic Committee!
Yes, the IOC, International Overlord of Corruption, is seated in Lausanne! If that gives rise to hope for some good ol’ fashioned fear and loathing, what else will?
Let’s be honest: The reason I had gone quite wasn’t so much that I didn’t have anything to write about, it was just too much! In the mother nation of all democracies, fear and loathing can be encountered around every corner. Be it 2000cal burger menus, cars that look like tanks and consume 25l per 100km, students that don’t know how to dress and talk, or the accelerating decay of the US government, it is fear and loathing overload! I have to be honest with you guys, I could not handle it! But in la Suisse, things will be much slower, quieter, easier to digest. I bet there will be a lot to be reported when I start my job there next week.
Well, now that an era is coming to an end, certain questions arise: What was learned in two years in the US? What do I take with me as positive or negative impressions? Do I leave for good or is there a chance that I might be coming back? I don’t have any answers at this point, I am afraid, they will require both the distance in space and time. In the meantime, I will have fun with trying to get settled in a country whose language I do not speak (Lausanne, the capital of the canton of Vaud, is in French-speaking Switzerland)! Cool, eh?
I also have some unwritten blog entries, which I finally may finish and publish. I am not promising anything, but stay tuned…