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The first day of IGF 2012, in Baku. It was pretty hard to wake up. Partly because I was tired, partly 'cause the bed was so cozy. Also, the charming view through my balcony simply kept me lying in my bed, enjoying. The sun was coming up and it was action time!
Friendly, yet unknown faces at the breakfast and Ms. Stephanies' energetic voice: „Please, don't be late for the shuttle bus“, were just the perfect way of starting this IGF experience.
I was really enjoying the ride through the city. In fact, I was enjoying it so much that I didn't realise it took us a bit over one hour to get to the venue. Beautiful city – all the contrasts, all the traffic jam and those loud (a bit annoying) car sirens – like it was welcoming us in its own specific manner.
I can't remember seeing that many people in one place. People from all around the world. You could hear them speaking their own languages and than switching very fast to english (mostly) to introduce themselves or to greet already known face.
We were patiently waiting for our turn for ID cards at the registration desk. I thought it was a bit early to let someone take the photo of me. I was half asleep. It turned out OK though. :-) At the registration desk there were very polite young people there. And for some reason they loved the fact I was coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Good feeling!
The first step, as agreed, quick meeting at Diplo Foundation's booth. Everything was looking good and ready.
The time for the Oppening Ceremony...
TO BE CONTINUED :)