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Friday, 15 March 2013

confession #000024

... or, the short term nostalgia

it's the end of two long weeks on the island and despite knowing that, god willing, tomorrow I'll be back to what I'm now calling home, my heart is breaking out of pure homesickness.

yes, in a few months, I've managed to accustom myself to the Polish way of life that I can't help but make a little list of things I'm yearning to get back to. so here goes:

1: living with my partner, and not with my parents
2: the snow
3: shops, including services such as grocers and post offices open till 10pm
4: tram rides
5: Rynek Główny
6: my Polish lessons
7: pierogi kapusta y grzybami
8: the softness of the Polish language with all it's 'sh' and 'owm' and 'ewm' sounds
9: the quietness of the neighbours who won't shout to draw each others attention in the street
10: my miserable attempts at speaking Polish to the postmen and cashiers at the grocers'
11: the time I have, to actually cook and not just get takeouts
12: the variety of shops and ease of purchases with buy online pick up in store systems
13: my spa gloves and socks which I left there and hence because of my negligence, my hands and feet are like sandpaper
14: it may be cold but it's a dry, bearable cold
15: I get to wear my faux fur jacket and all my hats and beanies which I don't wear in Malta

I'm sure that there are plenty more reasons which draw me back to lovely Krakow. Home is ultimately where the heart is, and thats where the biggest chunk of mine is!




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