Friday, May 20, 2016
2016 so far: from Malaysia via Vietnam to Ukraine ...
I left Cameron highlands with a disappointment in mid January. The relationship that I had there on and off since July 2014 also ended. I told I will not come back. I went to Vietnam where I stayed in Nha Trang for 6 weeks teching English, helping Mr Mac with his classes Then I came back to Europe. I flew from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, from Bangkok to Odessa Ukraine. Now I have been staying in Ukraine for about 2 months and am going to stay here one more month. Again I have been teaching English. I am very happy that I studied Russian when I was young. Now I can use my skills in teaching Ukrainians. Ukrainian is the official language of the country but many still speak Russian and everyone can understand it - if they want to. It is about national identity and politics related to Russia. Those countries are almost in the state of war. Russia has annexed Crimea and is supporting separatists that want to join some areas to Russia or stay independent.
From Ukraine I am going to go to Finland via Poland.