Just like that, since the last post, two entire weeks flew by.
Went on a two day vacation-visit to see my mom and aunt, and cousins who I hadn’t seen in person since they were born. Was nice to finally meet them in person and hang out together after only interacting digitally through Instagram. 🤗
All in all Russia was pretty much in the range of what I had expected. Nothing much stood out. The only thing standing out was the part of flying over Russia and seeing all the farms and cities perfeclty organized and being worked on, which I think is a pretty close idea of what I had in mind for my own country, Armenia. We can make it happen, little by little.
On the trip back I came across a cuban guy who was also having trouble with the Russian passport control since we both didn’t understand nor speak Russian. We had some help of other kind passengers who helped us get past the Russian border control. We talked and got to know eachother and I offered myself to help him since he was planing on staying a long time in Armenia, minimum a month and possible more.
The moment we landed in the Zvartnots Airport in Yerevan and arrived to the passport control, things got complicated for my new friend. It turned out he hadn’t filled in his VISA form and thus was being denied entrance into the country. He had to wait from Saturday afternoon until Monday morning. I helped him out by buying some groceries and brought it to him to the airport so as to help him avoid having to pay a shit-ton of money for basic food and drink supplies. At the very least it alleviated his suffering just a tiny bit.
Unfortunately, on Monday morning, he ended up being denied entry on some grounds I can’t remember. All the suffering for nothing. Anyways, he ended up buying a ticket back to Moscow out of his own pocket. I just hope my help avoided him taking the decision to never come back to Armenia and perhaps someday give it another chance! One can only hope.
Regarding myself, after fixing my passport and military service, aside from the trip to Russia, I didn’t do anything else of significance. Just some shopping in the Abovyan city on the other side of the mountain and highway. Then the flight back to Barcelona through Greece, the same way I came to Armenia.
Since I came back I’ve been working hard to get my issues here sorted out as quickly as possible. Five days in and I can say I’m satisfied with the work done up until now. Just gotta keep up the hustle!Continue reading “📘 Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, Badalona”