So two weeks in Hamburg already, huh? Actually three. But let's tell the story from the beginning...
|Hamburg's night skyline|
On 3rd of November, I returned in the second attempt. In the meantine, I sent from home some 30 mails as replies for IT positions announcements. Success, I got an invitation for an interview! I set off for Hamburg for the second time.
|This guy was just walking in the street, begging for food.|
Definitely the prettiest beggar in Hamburg though.
Eventually, I rented a room in Elmshorn, a city some 45 km to the north of Hamburg. 300 €/month. Trains go every hour, so it's not that bad. The only thing that I miss here is a good internet
connection. And even this place I got thanks to the fact that I met an owner of the flat in the hostel.
The job interview was successfull, now I work as a PHP programmer for a company that deals with financial products. I am working on a kind of a comparator for insurance agents. PHP + MySql + MVC framework CodeIgniter. CodeIgniter looks pretty, but the project would need serious refactoring. I got a nice senior colleague though, who knows that and he is willing to do something about it.
|The second floor. There I turn coffe into code.|
|Bundesliga fan, Hamburg played a match that day.|
|Hamburger DOM. I always wanted to buy this sugar|
|One of the couchsurging meeting is regularly held in a bar |
with moravian beer. Good price, good taste, I must admit.
|One of the pretty ships in the Hamburg port|
|This little thingie is Karina, with whom I had really nice time|
exploring the city. She was from Rio de Janeiro, so she was
freezing her ass out even in my cap and gloves.
|So, do we set off to seek the Fountain of Youth|
or the Treasure Island?