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And There She Was, Gone.

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on December 19, 2014 in Personal |

I don’t know about hundreds, but maybe one or two have wondered where I’ve been for the last few days or so. Usually I’m fairly active on the Internet, with an almost guaranteed post here each day and visits to other social media sites at all hours of the day and night. Despite my keen hopes, this didn’t quite work out and I hadn’t prepared myself with advance posts as in the past. The thing is, I was gone. Not really gone, but in such a place that contact with the Internet world was either impossible or about one inch to the left of impossible. I have discovered that there really are places in Germany where no Internet is available, and a cell phone connection needs a very high hill, a good wind behind you and all the luck of the gods.

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It doesn’t matter what the telecommunication companies tell you, they do not cover the whole country, and there are some places where the people, in their small villages and outposts of civilization,  simply do not want to be covered. They can talk with the neighbors, drink a beer in the evening, and go about their daily lives quite content without knowing what is happening in all corners of the world. And that, without any adequate warning, is exactly where I was.

Normally I don’t write about college, as I don’t mention my really private life too often, but this is perhaps different. This was a work experience venture set up partially by me and partially by the college, something I have been spared so far but which, despite all the problems it causes, I have to go through. All the other people here have made it unscathed – well, in most cases – and it is obligatory, so it had to work out once.

However, now I need to unpack, do my laundry and a few other ‘coming home’ type of things. Tomorrow the Ungone Girl will report in full.

Love & Kisses, Viki.

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