‘It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.’
My scientific goal is well established: by the end of August 2016 become a PhD. You can actually read all about that on the other pages of this website. But I must agree that what matters to me is not only where I get at the end. It is all about how do I get there, with whom surrounding me, who meeting on the way. It’s about experiencing new things and learning how to not repeat my mistakes. Therefore I quite often like to think about my PhD not as a job, studies, work from 9 to 5, but actually, a journey.
One that didn’t have a chance to work in science won’t understand how many privileges considering travels we actually have. Yes, I’ve used this word on purpose. Privileges. Cause even though sometimes I need to wake up at 4 am and switch means of transportation three times, or travel on Sunday to reach place of destiny on time, or it happens that I am stuck at the airport for 12 hours because of the bad weather conditions, when I finally reach the place of a meeting, conference, workshop… I wouldn’t dare to complain.
People, culture, traditions, food, language! It’s a privilege to have travels included into your working schedule and this part is completely devoted to places I’ve visited during my PhD journey. I wish you to show those breathtaking views I’ve seen during my travels, describe taste of local specialieties and share basic traveller vocabulary. Who knows, maybe you will find it useful some day.
So fasten your sit belt and enjoy with me my PhD journey.