Spring Survey Assignment

Been away so long I hardly knew the place
Gee, it’s good to be back home
Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case
Honey disconnect the phone
I’m back in the USSR
You don’t know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the US
Back in the US
Back in the USSR

Just as my African survey in February had a theme song (Toto – Africa, which is coincidentally one of the greatest karaoke performances of my life), it looks like I will be listening to the Beatles’ Back in the USSR to gear up for this trip. My itinerary is still being finalized, but here are the tentative dates for my spring survey:

23 Apr: Boston to Frankfurt to Minsk
24 Apr – 30 Apr: Minsk, Belarus
1 May – 8 May: Kiev, Ukraine (transfer in Frankfurt)
9 May – 16 May: Bucharest, Romania (transfer in Munich)
17 May – 25 May: Tirana, Albania
26 May: Tirana to Munich to Boston

Ok, so not all my cities are part of the former USSR, but considering I spent some time in the Soviet hinterland last November, I’m excited to go back! If any of my readers happen to be in either of these four cities, please let me know, as I would be happy to meet up.

In other news:

  • I just started Ramit Sethi’s new book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich – a 6-week program designed to increase the reader’s financial literacy. So far, so good.
  • I also write for a non-profit/technology blog called Twiver. Check out my latest post called “Giving Away $90,000 Through Twitter.
  • I rediscovered my love for Trader Joes.

3 thoughts on “Spring Survey Assignment”

  1. that looks like an awesome itinerary. I hope that you will find plenty of time to have fun and explore when you are not working. I have never been to that part of the world so I will be looking forward to your thoughts and posts on the places you visit. Keep up the good work!

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