So What?

(outline) Magical Mystery Tour" 2000-2001 was extremely interesting, but it was only in Asia and Europe, so I started trip again in summer of 2007 for rounding the whole world, but then I realized only one short life is not enough to visit to all countries,,,


,,so that if YOU had met with me before and had photos of you or me,PLEASE send me it by e-mail to make this blog better(even if you hadn't met)

Sep 18, 2011

in every city, library let me use Internet,Thanks

---when I was about to leave, Mirela finished to prepare big gorgeous lunch, so I was 15-minutes' late to meeting of 2pm with Katarina who could drive me till Vukovar, she had already gone there, walked till far point of hitchhike---
---so I arrived Vukovar over 1 hour late to meeting of 3pm with a CSer---
---I had no enough motivation for visiting more eastern town and knocking doors,so I hictthiked to Osijek from sunset time after 7pm---every driver dropped me off in the middle of nowhere, many times I almost determined mind to sleep on the grass. Really I felt I'm wasting my time like my favorite Greek CS-host Vasiliki asked me. A driver stopped in darkness and asked me just "country? (your) country?" then gone.---
---10:30pm to edge if Osijek, 0:30am to Mirela's house. I got into slump, I imagined to stop travel and visit Japan or elsewhere,,although I'm not interested in it,,

19, Sep. Osijek
Finally rain fall down.

20, Sep. Osiek
.Writing postcard in library, Sorry friendly reception-guy to let him worry me by asking couch.
.Glad meet with Karla again,she invited me to lunch.memorable taste of pashutashuta,and memorable her story "there are many baby-birth at the same time as my son,and they are telling me often something will happen our world."
.Rainy, and late start to hitchhike to Vincovci---only some km till suburb village Burjest,then got to dark. motivation was low, and I wanted to join yoga lesson again even if I don't have host in Osijek anymore, so I tried to hitchhike both way to Vincovci and back to Osijek---a man appeared from the house behind my standing point and rode a car "Can you drive me till Osijek?" "OK, but where will you stay tonight?" "I don't know. " "OK, I will call ask to my friends."---

21, Sep. Osiek
Thanks McDnald for so many days.
From 1pm, at he same point hitchhike again,
 a driver picked me up and said ",,,Are you Ushi?" !?
to CS-host at village Jarmina near Vincovci.

22, Sep. Vinkovci
nice town, nice small central park,but What a  nasty eyes the school-girl throw me?
---back to Osijek by Tomislav's drive,
surfed him again,Osijek again and again.

23, Sep.
go to Dakovo without host---
---in the village, an old guy with liquor talked to me so we chatted for quite a while even if I couldn't understand him nothing.
---Peter picked me up and invited me to his house gladly, he is woodencut artist by heatcutter. His wife and he talked with me much,although they spoke by German, mine was English,something advanced conversation.
His wife made simple meat-sauced pasta but its taste amazed me.
Peter drove me till Dakovo and "you can stay Dakovo or his house(?) for 1 month."!?
.Cathedral of Dakovo is just amazingly gigantic,although it's a small city. You can see it by Google photo or else but you can't feel how magnificent.
---On the map,I've found a village called "music", so I decided to try to go there even if its pronounce is not same as English' "music"---but it was sunset time, soon I gave up hitchhike.
---after 8pm, started asking people for hosting.
first one "But I'm also tourist here."
second one "OK, to my house" !?!?

24, Sep.
I know my formula that
when I gave up hitchhike, someone would pick me up.
Today also I was stuck on the road of village until it gets dark but
when I began to think about to sleep somewhere in village, someone drove me till
Slavonski Brod.

25, Sep Slavonski Brod
.Soon after I woke up after 12:00 noon, big lunch of meat by Katarina's father has started.
.Sava river is wide like as Drava, walking riverside in golden sunset hour is always my favorite.
It has been 1 month since I entered to Croatia, but the border bridge between Bosnia is just in the city,
so if I wanted, I can leave Croatia anytime from here.

26, Sep. Slavonski Brod
.It has been 50 months since I started travel.
Sava riverside' view is really nice, library is wide and nice but Internet costs a lot, I left the city.
---Pozega at 5pm, no connection with CSer who wants meet me but can't host.
strolling around small river and railway bridge,,,there's green hill over city,,I think every Croatian city is nice.
.Internet is free in library, but it's after 6:30pm already sunset, accidentally I remembered the existence of
"Hospitality Club",,Oh,there's a profile of member not in Pozega but in the town 15km far with phone number, I asked librarian to lend me phone and show the number but she said
",,Oh, it's my friend !" ?!

 27, Sep. Pozega
---9am in the central square "Excuse me, Are you Ushi ?"
then interview with local-news journalist was done, then after an hour I separated him,
the article was already published to here :
librarian Irena guided me nice old building's library nearby hill of "old city",
I continued Internet job till 4pm,,
(to be continued)

28, Sep.Pakrac
Now it's afternoon though,I still haven't decided yet where am I going to go today, as usual,,
I've found HC host again, in Bjelovar.
(to be continued)

29, Sep. Bjelovar
too slow Internt in whole of morning,,
I couldn't leave Bjelovar today.
too slow Internt for 3 hours in in midnight
(to be continued)

30, Sep. try to go to Sisak,,
(to be continued)

Sep 1, 2011

CS again

1, Sep.
(,,a sequal)
.Feet bathing at Drava river in Donja Dubrava, it's edge of Medimurje,
Oh I wanted to be this county more! but CS-host couple are waiting for me,
it's been 12 days since I separate from CS-hosts, it's rare.
---by "very welcome Japanese friend!" trcuk driver, arrived hosts's house in
Renaissance festival

.Very very very interesting and inspirational couple,
but mmm something "official" feeling of visiting to CSer since 12 days' blank,
and still difficult to write about CS-host to this blog as I can write reference on CS.

2, Sep. Koprivnica
.1 year passed since I entered my favorite Transnistria.
.My travel's 1500th day,,,but
even if I counted all of days of my travel included last one ('00-'01),
it's still only 13% of my whole life,,,Why didn'I start travel soon after when I was born?!
.Hosts' next guest didn't appeared, so I stayed one more night,,

3, Sep. Koprivnica
Yeah, it's like watching shooting of the movie Lord of the Rings :)
(,,,photos' update will come soon,,)
.another CS-host here didn't answered me,after all even more night,,

4, Sep. Koprivnica
.It's been for a while since last time I stayed for 3 days in same host,so I feel dull to move
but I can't extend it anymore,and I should explore next somewhere even without next CS-host,
I left host in afternoon,,,but only after few hundreds meter, stopped and stayed at the bench for hours with sun-tanning,,then travel to nowhere,already it's almost sunset time though.
.a car drove me around 10km to village Plavsinac,soon I asked people near the house along road,
a Gypsy woman asked me cigarette and 2 girls without English speaking accepted? invited? me to the chair at backyrad of house,there are many children,they asked me money and I refused, girls phoned to their father about me but the answer was No, so I stood up but they stopped me nad offered me not only water but friedfish and bread so I started to eat with neglecting children's asking money and a woman's asking cigarette but they asked me to show inside my shoulder bag persistently so I finally left befiore I finished to eat,with refusing their asking money for food. ,,,I can't forget a woman's strongly straight gaze' eyes to me without nothing wall toward foreigner,with giving baby milk without nothing shyness of exposing her breast,,but but perhaps I might be wanting to meet such "pure" eyes even if it's not pleasant one,,
Anyway I failed to surf to Gypsy people again, everytime it ends up like today's case,I haven't succeeded it so far,,perhaps it's one of my missions??

.Few houses without street-lights with slight smell of domestic animals in the middle of countryside. For them, Chinese(actually Japanese)traveller's sudden appearance at the door may be frightening though, their way of refusal were rather polite and calm, it's also different from Greece.
.The edge of row of houses in nice small (private?)forest, there's nothing but just fields after there,until next town of few km further, a girl received my asking by sincere way but then she got answer from her parents No because she's not living alone, besides there's her small daughter---after her fiance came, subject was changed by them like "but Croatia is not friendly to your travel, capital Zagreb has even racist group,," I said "but we don't meet such people everzday." they agreed. I surpressed to speak too much, because mostly general subject or opinion are not wrong but just it doesn't suit on me, and I will continue to answer to people's asking ",,but you can't travel without money, How can?" no matter how many times more.
.It's same I don't have host in anywhere, so I asked fiance to drive me till his home, Bjelovar.
He seemed to excite to meet me and told me about his life,Croatian life, with trying to remember some English words with night driving, I just concentrated to help him for both.
Bjelovar around 11pm, the roads of center of city are shape of cross stripes,quit tidy, he suggested me to sleep "the winner of most beautiful city park prize" central park. Thanks,Yes, I slept at the bench og there.

5, Sep
.At Bjelovar' library.
.My favorite Finnish CSer who goes to Albania sometimes and wanted to meet me there,
sent me mail from Kosovo to meet me. But I wouldn't be there within 10days,,
.free Internet in library,,,,
.Every time when I have occasion to be able to be online for long hours, I want to reply hundreds of pending e-mails finally, but I watched youtube 0-4am about Japanese top comedian Shinsuke Shimada who resigned lately suddenly by scandal.

6, Sep
,,It's still difficult to write about CS-host to this blog as I can write reference on CS.
.Every time when I have chance to beable to be online for long hours, I want to write my "almost pending" blog as I can, but I watched youtube till 5am about Japanese king comedian Beat Takeshi (later he became famous in the world as film director Takeshi Kitano).

7, Sep
hitchhike to Osijek
Someone asked me How many time had you have sex in travel?
Thanks Ivan to invite me to your house.
Thanks Darko

8, Sep
,,It's still difficult to write about CS-host to this blog as I can write reference on CS.
.Oh, computer for free Interenet in MacDonald here again! even 2 computers!,,maybe 10 of them in Zagreb' MacDonald??
.Someone asked me How many time had you have sex in travel? ,,again?

 9, Sep
.At MacDonald
My favorite Ukrainian CSer sent me mail to meet me in Montenegro,but I would go there after several months more,,
.Beli Manastir, very near Hungarian border.
fish and stew festival,,,since I came to Croatia, festival everywhere?

10, Sep
.my host said it's a dead city. nice green path near old town Tvrda but nobody there in the afternoon. host says it's so hot but I wear summer sweater,it's comfortable weather for me,I just hope the temperature won't going down fast, Greek summer is already far memory. I slept under the big tree near river. People are swimming! but I felt I don't envy them much,Greek summer is already far. I remembered the river of Tiraspol,it was just a year ago.You are there now?or the sea?anyway you say you can wait for me to meet again even in years,thanks but I'm not for sure when I really can,,  Then a CSer of here sent me "we can go  swimming in river today?"without phone number,,thanks.

11, Sep. Osijek
Thanks MacDonald's stuffs for never talking to me although I was on the chair of Internet 11am-3pm.

12, Sep. Osijek
.I visited to today's CS-host 8am, then we continued to chat in house till night.

13,Sep. Osijek
.Joining practice of Yoga was first time in my life maybe.

14,Sep. OSijek
.It's still summer here, so I went to "beach" of Drava riverside to swim,,,No I couldn't because of huge differnce between its dirty stream and Greek sea,,pity,,

15,Sep. Osijek
.disgusting e-mail from
"Hi Ushi, You haven't been to Facebook for a few days." ,,,So What??
.Oh I remember I had another blog account, but I've forgotten its password.

16,Sep. Osijek
host took me camping to Drava riverside in countryside, we grilled squid under moonshine,
singing of many kinds of animals,,

17,Sep. Osijek
.trip to countryside in Banja, was invited to camping there,but I have to go back to Osijek
for my CS-host's party although no one CSer answered me my invitation mail for it,,
(,,to be continued)