Archive for July, 2009

RoboCup 2009 (Graz) and followups…

Hedayat in Graz

Hedayat in Graz

Hi all!

RoboCup 2009 competitions were held from June 29 to July 5 in Graz (Austria). After lots of problems, finally we were able to go there and participate in the competitions. That was interesting… but some terrible hardware and software problems happened for us 😦 (we had no problem with Fedora systems though!!! :P)

We were not good in the competitions at all. I’m not sure if we can (or want to!) participate in the next year’s competitions, but if so I hope that we can be much better. Anyway, it is finished now.

Graz is a nice beautiful city. Raining seems to be completely usual there; so it looks much different from dry cities in Iran. I really like it!

Since we were going to Europe, we had planned to visit Paris before returning back to home. After Graz, we went to Munich by train and spent 1 day there. We visited Dauthes Museum and then we went to English (or British?!) Garden. The latter was really beautiful (again, in contrast with dry cities of Iran).

And 1 day later, we were in Paris (we used train again). We spent 3 days in Paris visiting some famous locations and then took our plane to Iran. But it was not a direct flight, we should change our plane in Istanbul (Turkey). And so, we are here! (Istanbul) as we decided to spend 3 days in Istanbul. We arrived here yesterday night, and we will fly to Iran on July 13th. I hope that we can have good days here too. 🙂 Wish luck for us!

P.S. 1: Europe countries are really expensive! 😛

P.S. 2: It seems that people know Iran (at least they know the current president of Iran!!) much better than before! But unfortunately, it is because of recent (undesirable) events in Iran 😦