It's been a while and I can see that the website has changed again!
Anyway.. I moved to another country I have to force myself to enjoy my least favourite season (because it is so hot) in a country where it is almost constantly warm (land climate), in a small city where people are a bit conservative or (even) religious.
Again, I have a balcony, looking down on a little square this time, where some cars are parked and were children play and where inhabitants of various buildings come to put their trash in the collective trash collection point.
I live on the highest floor and have a banner (?) that partly covers the bars of the balcony.
Again, I am too much aware of the fact that I can be seen by many "neighbours" if they look up... So again, I do not feel relaxed.
However, what has changed in a positive way, is that I have my own kitchen now, so I do not have to get dressed because I will go to a shared space!
Two steps forward, one step back? I don't want to be perceived as .. as as how? How do religious or conservative people see a relatively young, at least bare-chested lady on a balcony looking down on people? I hope they understand that I do not mean anything by it, but I don't know their associations here.
Yesterday, a man looked up and as soon as I noticed, it, I duck down (actually I had to be there anyway, to pick up a piece of clothing that was drying there, on the balcony), but decided to stay down a bit longer. When I raised to go back inside, I still saw the an looking up, in my direction. I really was too afraid to make eye contact, so I actually don't know if he looked / stared (in awe and silence and head still in the same position) at me or at some bird or clouds maybe.
Yes, I am new here in this small city in a new country and I have no idea what people's associations here are with casual nudity (or just bare-chestedness, female bare-chestedness)...
Who knows, maybe I already have a reputation here.