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Paolo Bertolino
Stoccarda, Germania
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Qualche anno fa mi iscrivetti a questo blog, recitando:

"Mi chiamo Paolo Bertolino, sono di Torino e ho 26 anni. Sono un perito informatico e lavoro presso una grossa azienda di Torino e, attualmente, mi trovo in trasferta ad Atlanta (sempre presso la stessa azienda).
Mi ha sempre affascinato l'estero, l'"iniziare da capo", il conoscere lo stile di vita e la cultura di un paese diverso dal mio." (...)

Ora di anni ne ho 30, ma la voglia di estero e di ricominciare non è scomparsa. Questa volta non vado così lontano, ma mi fermo in Germania, a Stoccarda. Ora però non si tratta di una trasferta, ma di un vero e proprio cambio di lavoro; ho firmato qualche settimana fa un precontratto che mi porterà dai tedeschi a tempo indeterminato. Tornerò quindi a scrivere su questo blog da "vecchietto", sperando di riprendere in mano un hobby che mi è sempre piaciuto molto, ma che ho trascurato ultimamente.

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Going back home (english)

Atlanta, Stati Uniti

5 agosto 2010, 19:25
The last day in Atlanta. The apartment is really empty now. Just my suitcases are sat in the living room, in the same place where the couch used to be. If I close my eyes I can still see my friends eating, talking or just sitting on that couch. I see them hanging out at the international dinner, or I can just see them sitting on my couch watching a movie with me. I enter in the bathroom and it is empty and clean. It had been always clean; well, sometimes on weekend it got dirty, full of hair or with some make-up in the sink, I wonder why. I hate when the apartment is dirty, but I kind of miss it as well!

Time is going by, I have my flight in few hours. I still have to say goodbye to one person, for the second time (too bad) and i know that it is going to hurt, again; I am also happy, though, because I will be in my country very soon, after 2 years and half (1 year and a half straight without even visiting for vacation).

I just said the last goodbye and I feel more sensitive than ever, which is not so common for me. Time is running fast now and I have to go to the airport. I always prefer to be early on important flights, even because I don't have an apartment now and I can't miss my flight. The Atlanta airport is huge and the gates are connected to each others with a train. Although I always prefer to walk from the first to the last gate, thinking about everything and enjoying my walk (that is the only place where you can walk in Atlanta!).

Gate E28. A lot of people waiting for the same flight, everybody with a different story. I see the family going back to Germany on vacation, a cute girl crying, some militaries (verificare plurale) etc. I look around and i try to imagine everybody's story. The girl is crying because she just left her boyfriend and they are not going to see each others again. The other kid is mad because he did not want to go to Europe. I am sure that someone is looking at me and he is trying to imagine my story: "that guy looks bored and a little bit scared because he does not like to fly". I say, TRUE!

The first flight is going great, no turbolences; watching a couple of movies the time goes fast and we finally land in Frankfurt. Four hours waiting in the airport and finally i can take the last airplane, to Torino. That one was just amazing; the weather was incredible and over the Alps there was a beautiful view. I have never seen something like that. Even the pilot announced the view and made a couple of turns to lt everybody enjoy it. I wish i took some pictures but i did not, because my camera was in the other suitcase.

Well, I just landed and my cousin is here at the airport. What do I feel? Emotions.




Fede 6 agosto 2010, 09:55
Buon rientro.. è stato bello seguire le tue avventure in USA! Grazie PAolo!

Paolo Bertolino 6 agosto 2010, 12:33
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Grazie a voi, siete un pubblico meraviglioso :)

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