Yeeeeha from Houston, Texas

As you can see from the title, currently I’m across the Atlantic in the US of A for some company training.

Actually today I go back to Europe. I stayed in US for the past four weeks.

What is there to say about the US. Wow, what not to say. It has everything, and I mean everything. And lots of everything.

What overwhelmed me in the beginning was the amount of highways, freeways, tollways, side roads. You have alternate routes where ever you need to go…. And ALL of them are full of cars…. 🙂

And nobody is on foot. At least not that I’ve seen in Houston.

What ever you can think of you will find it within 10 miles from your current location, because shops and restaurants just  keep repeating themselves..

Visited the park, zoo, aquarium, had excellent sea food and got pulverized by waves on Galveston beach, checked out museum of natural science.

So a very productive and entertaining four weeks.

Sorry, no photos this time. 🙂

Kazakhstan wasteland

Hi to everyone from the Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan. What to say about this place?

As I am here in July, it is pretty warm here, so it is strange to see all the steam heating lines around, but as I hear it gets pretty cold here during the winter months.

I flew in to Atyrau airport from where I went for a four hour ride to the Tengiz field.

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On the way we passed several towns and villages and what captivates your eye is an enourmous open plain and no trees in sight. It looks like a dessert but not quite.

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Other thing is, there is no grass in towns, only dirt. I guess it’s to cold for grass to grow.

There were several camilles on the way so they seam to follow me where ever I go. These were a two hump version. I know it’s a cow on the photo.

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Though one can see Kazakhstan is quickly developing , you still can see remnants of the Soviet era in colossal monuments by the road, or over it.

I was writing this in parts so this is the part after. I stayed in Tengiz for something like two weeks, after what I got back to Atyrau, then flew to other side of Kazakhstan, Almaty, stayed a few hours on the airport then flew to Abu Dhabi.

I’ll just throw in some photos I took while in Kazakhstan. BTW, I loved the food, stuff filled with other stuff and a lot of vegetables, I loved it.

Building blocks for most of the building in the oil town in Tengiz.

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My room was in the building on the right.

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Morning visitor to my cables on the job.

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