Notes of the emigrant-1.
The entry in the diary was posted by the user Volga, on 8 April 2014.
And now I do not give up my convictions. When you have your own roof over your head – it is much easier to start a new life.
How long does it take to settle down in another country? Someone corrects: in a strange country. Break a ton of information in the internet, after listening to a million valuable advice experienced emigrants. Anyway, I can confess, despite all my determination to move to Europe, I spent the first night in a hotel in the center of Novi Sad in some quiet panic. She turned on the light, wrapped herself in a blanket and cried, then looked at herself in the mirror and asked aloud: “So what? Are you giving up? Will you come back .. and? & Quot; Then it became pointless to ask yourself questions. I’m stubborn, I do not like to lose, I’m still lucky in life, I must admit it. So in the morning I went out into the sun, chose a nice cafe right on the hiking trail in the center of Novi Sad, I ordered green tea. The waiter looked suspiciously at me, and at that moment I did not guess the reasons for his curiosity (or sympathy). I did not know that in Serbia tea is considered a health drink. Well, that did not order black, it is used here for diarrhea. And then instead of honey and napkins would serve diapers. Ha ha .. It’s funny now, and on that day I realized with a quiet horror that on the websites advertising Serbia, I was a little bit lied when I was told about the similarity of the language. For example, the hotel receptionist did not want to admit that he knows at least a few words in Russian, I had to fumble around the distant shelves, shelves and card files of the library called “memory”, pick out all the stocks of English.
The mood was cautiously optimistic. After all, from every household trifle happening every minute with every person in the usual situation, I was thrown like a swing: then down – in despair, then up – to the top of pleasure! I went to buy a sim card, they are sold without passports, even in a newsagent. Seller in & quot; traffic & quot; (the newspaper kiosk is called), a boy of 20, helped me to activate it, and I was explaining to him almost like a deaf-mute person. By the way, externally it looks very much like the former young head of the logistics department at the Gorky Automobile Plant, where I worked 20 not the worst years.
And this & quot; former boss & quot; set me up even more to fight, because he said: “What is it?” Nema is naught good .. & quot; I understood this for some reason. Why did you come here? here there is nothing good .. & quot; So I even got angry with him. Sits here, does not see how everything around is wonderful, does not appreciate what he has. And I was just delighted that at the beginning of April – the sun, greens, everything blooms and such an aroma of flowering throughout the city. 57 [/ ATTACH]
In the park swans swim, on the house in the center of the city a stream and in Russian it says: “Thank you Russia!” For what – did not understand and now, maybe for that march-throw of our blue helmets in the 90s? Or for the South Stream already? But still, nice! Purely, people do not run, many young people, married couples, little children of two or three in each pair, and what is most surprising – grandmothers and granddaughters sit in the same cafes as all the rest of the people. To drink a cup of coffee in the center on a hiking trail costs 60-70 dinars (24-28 rubles). And you can and not in the center. You can and not only coffee. Although, if you think about it, you can understand them. The Serbs have now been allowed to penetrate without a visa to the Schengen area, they have already had other opportunities, and so are their desires.
After I got through to the people I found in advance from Russia thanks to the search parameters in Skype, it gradually began to come to life. Walked around the city with a map-street map, mentally tried on the feelings of the native, tuned to the fact that after a short time I will be as anxious, rushing to the bus, go to work. I looked around the house, chose my own.
Notes of the emigrant-1.