24 April, 2011

The Horrors and Pleasures

Well, I can reveal it. I am going to move to Munich sometime in the next days. It is an exciting development. A job and PhD waiting, a cool and interesting city, wonderful landscape and great geological places near-by. Just one small thing is stressing: I have no place to live that I can possible afford to pay with the small salary. Munich is the most expensive city in Germany. I don't even have a hotel room. Sadly I have no friends or relatives living in Munich either. Oh boy...but this is the life of a young geoscientist. Haha! Prices are obscence with some rooms of only 9 to 10 sqm costing 600 EURO!

On the pleasure side: I am going to work on the genesis of bentonites within the context of economic geoloy. There are large bentonite deposits in Germany but we will be focusing our efforts on deposits overseas. Am not quite sure how much I can reveal with a good conscience, yet. But it seems promising and will include a few travels abroad that I am looking forward to a lot. Stay tuned.

Oh BTW: HAPPY EASTER to everbody!

13 April, 2011

It's alive, it's alive!

The dinosaurs probably got extinct more than once in the time of my online absence from blogging, however, this blog ain't dead - just in temporary hibernation that may end soon. Life threw a couple of more rocks at me that I had to handle in style suitable for a geologist. As things are going I have a job! Wohohooo!!! I didn't sign, yet, so I will delay the official celebration until later but as things are developing I will be moving to a large, wonderful city in Southern Germany soon to work at a reknown university and also persue a PhD related to industrial minerals. This also means that I finally have something to blog about and will be doing my own research - and behold: they will use me as a teaching assistant on the first year students! No idea who should be more scared: me or THEM! Haha... Stay tuned. The next weeks might be full with work here to move and organise but I promise once I get the time I will let you know and restart the geoblogging. :-D