This is the view from my apartment. No ugly socialist-era block buildings in sight, which is a rarity in this city. My neighborhood is called Zapaden Park (Western Park) and, as you can see, it is full of gorgeous trees and walking paths to enjoy. It's also connected to a much bigger park by the same name where there are fountains, bike paths, playgrounds and the like. It's not that close to the center but I do live on a metro line which makes commuting a snap.
Not much to report now, it was a pretty quiet weekend for me, not at work, meeting a few friends and catching up on TV shows and sleep. I think I might still be jet-lagged, if that's even possible. I've only been back about a week now, and there are only three working days this week because it's independence day this Thursday (four-day weekend, sweet!). Which means I've pretty much done nothing but have vacation for the last three months... but hey, I'm not complaining.