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Na sneh ostala uz len spomienka. Pri Silvestrovskych 11°C fyzika nepusti. 😉 V kazdom pripade mali posledne dni roka svoje caro. A pre ten dalsi rok vam prajem, nech vas kazdy den v roku 2022 obklopuje laska, harmonia, hojnost, mudrost a zazraky. 🎆 White snow is now, the last day of the 2021 only a memory. With 11°C outside temperature there no other way. 😉 Last days of the year had their charm. And for the next year, I wish you are surrounded with love, harmony, abundance, wisdom and miracles. 🎆
This year, surprisingly, Christmas was white. 😊 My grandma was telling that already weeks in advance and I did not believe her. I don’t even remeber that much snowfall during the holiday season. In the past, even if it fell overnight, it melted quickly in the morning. This year it was different thanks to freezing temperatures. Tento rok boli Vianoce biele. Moja stara mama to predpovedala s tyzdnovym predstihom, no neverila som jej. Teraz sa jej ospravedlnujem. 😊 Ani si nepamatam, kedy boli naposledky sviatky biele. V minulosti, aj ked napadol v noci sneh, rano sa roztopil. No tentokrat to bolo inak. Snezilo viac dni a topit sa zacal az…
A beautiful city full of history, good food and wellness culture - that's how I would describe Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It is also on UNESCO's World heritage sites list since 1987.
Lednice is a small town in south Moravia famous for its beautiful castle surrounded by a large picturesque park with a lake and a minaret.
I was surprised how easy it was to paint with a technique called dry brush. You use a "dry brush" on dry paper. There is only color on the brush, but you can tip it into a small amount of oil or water.
A beautiful medieval village of Yvoire lies on the French shore of Lac Leman surrounded by picturesque peaks of French Alps. This post contains a selection of the best views during my the summer of 2017 stay.
A beautiful medieval village of Yvoire lies on the French shore of Lac Leman surrounded by picturesque peaks of French Alps. The village has a boat connection from Geneva, Nyon and Lausanne and is a popular target with tourists especially in the summer. The medieval city center is small, cosy and full of flowers. From the spots, the most interesting are the castle, the Garden of 5 senses, the domaine de Rovorrée and, of course, the lake shore.
Open-air museum in Pribylina looks like a typical historical village in the Liptov region. You can visit houses, a mansion, a church, a school, a Bell tower and a farmhouse.
Liptovská Mara is the third largest dam in Slovakia. Located in the Liptov region, it is my favourite stop on the way from High Tatras, Jasna, or other road trips in the Liptov region (Bešeňová, Lúčky, Hrabovo, Vlkolínec, Pribylina...).
Until recently, Albania was a lesser known country for me. Of course, I knew the basics, I could easily pinpoint the country's location on the map, knew the capital, size, inhabitants, a little about the history, etc.. For work I researched the country's energy sector and learnt more about the country, the culture, history and the people in general. And was even more curious. So I visited the country in summer 2016.
Tirana became an unofficial capital city in 1920, officially only in 1925. You can see a lot of typical communist architecture, as well as colorful houses and a lot of mosques - the old town was founded by the Turks in 1614.
Albania has 13 national parks and Divjaka is one of them. The national park with pine forests and a large lagoon (one of the largest in the Adriatic) has been protected since 1994. Karavasta lagoon within its territory is home to about 5% of the world's population of Dalmatian pelicans.
Apolonia is an archaeological site, located not far from Vlora. There is a small monastery with a Greek church on a hill. Next to it, there are Roman excavations with an obelisk, an agora, an arc de triomphe, an odeon, a temple of Diana and excavated foundations of ancient buildings.
Kruja is known as Skanderbeg's city. Gjergi Kastrioti Skanderbeg was an Albanian national hero of the 15th century. He was born into a noble family and joined the Ottoman army.
Vlora is a port in the south of the country, founded as Aulona by the Greeks in the 6th century BC. The city is associated with the independence of Albania (from the Ottoman Empire) proclaimed here by the First National Assembly on November 25, 1912.
Berat, a city on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is located about 120 km south of the capital city of Tirana and is known primarily as a city of thousands windows. This refers to the small white Ottoman cottages on the hill, which are frequent subjects of photographs, postcards and souvenirs.
Durres is the oldest city in Albania, founded in 627 BC. It has long been the capital of Albanian territory and thanks to a natural harbor, it kept close ties the old Rome, but also to current Italy.
I have visited Athens twice so far - in November 2008 and in February 2017. And will gladly return anytime. The city centre is a gigantic historical open-air museum with some monuments dating back more than 2500 years. The food is delicious, people are nice and friendly, the sun is shining most of the time and there is always something new to discover.
A historical city of Acropolis is located in the very heart of Athens at the top of the steep Acropolis hill. This area was reportedly inhabited already in 4000-3000 BC. It's main building - the temple of Parthenon - is visible from almost anywhere in Athens.
Zappeion is a palace housing a conference centre in Athens, located near the Olympic Panathenaic stadium, Hadrian's arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus and National Gardens.