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…
It’s that time of the year again. Today, I woke up to snow covered country. Christmas is white! 😊 I wish you and your loved ones merry and joyful holidays. 🎄 Dnes rano som sa zobudila do krasneho bieleho dna. Konecne biele Vianoce! To tu uz dlho nebolo. 😊 Krasne a pohodove sviatky plne smiechu, stastia, zdravia, lasky a spokojnosti vam prajem. 🎄
Pohodová prechádzka jarným v lesoch pod Inovcom, cieľ bol Chata pod Javorníčkom. Užite si výhľady na zeleň a na okolité kopce. A light and leisurely forest walk in the hill below Inovec, with destination Chata pod Javorníčkom. Enjoy the greenery and the views.
High Tatras are a popular destination also for me. I love the areas around Strbske pleso, but Tatranska Lomnica with Lomnicky stit, ski slopes for beginner skiers, view points and chalets has its charm.
Bachledova dolina (Bachledova valley) is a popular ski resort in the eastern Tatra mountains. When tired (like I was that day), the tree top view and walk point offers amazing views of both – the Slovak and the Polish mountains. The tree top walkway takes about 10 mins to reach a view tower. I was a bit hesitant stepping onto the net at the top. But the views were amazing and I set a reminder to myself – to return in the summer.
Swiss celebrated their national day on 1 August and finished the celebrations with fireworks and bonfires. I watched it from the french side of Lac Leman.
After a year I again returned to the medieval city of Yvoire on the coast of Lake Leman. This time I plan to visit places I did not get to last time, like Jardin de 5 Sens, Evian or nearby Chateaux.
Czechs are famous for their favourite weekend past time - tending to their summer houses - which are anything from simple sheds, cabin lodges, huts to luxurious chalets - and river sailing. So during one visit in Prague I decided to give it a go and set by a steamboat on Vltava river to Slapy.
Ezstergom, a Hungarian city on a southern bank of Danube, connected to Slovakia's Štúrovo by a historical bridge of Maria Valeria from 1895. Ezstergom's old city streets are charming, but the most well known is its basilica atop the hill and a palace owned by Ezsterhazy family, now a museum.
Visegrad is a small Hungarian city often mentioned in the history. A castle from 4th century atop the hill offers magnificent views of river Danube.
Budapest is split into two parts by the Danube river - Buda on the west and Pest on the east - connected by several bridges with the Chain bridge (Lánchíd), Elisabeth bridge (Erzsébet híd) and Independence bridge (Szabadság) being the most interesting.
In the Városliget park there is the zoo, the amusement park, as well as the Széchenyi furdo, and the Vajdahunyad Palace - a mixup of the Gothic and Renaissance architecture. A short walk around the park and the surrounding area is definitely worth it.
A a photogallery of the Houses of Parliament in Budapest, Hungary.
One of the dominant features of Pest side of Budapest is the historic St. Stephen's Cathedral at St. Stephen's Square.
Budapešť je krásna, dýcha tu história, jedlo je skvelé a maďarská kúpeľná kultúra má tiež čosi do seba. Mesto samotné, vrátane nabrežia Dunaja, štvrte s kráľovským palácom a Andrássyho ulica sú zapísané na zozname svetového dedičstva UNESCO od roku 1987.
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.
Prague is one of those European cities I have never visited as a tourist. I always joined my local friends living in the city and they showed me around.
There is a lot of castles in Slovakia. Some are still standing and open for public visits, others are only ruins, like Beckov . Castle in Trencin belongs to the first category. It is located up on a hill towering over the city and it is visible from almost anywhere. My favourite view is when driving from the sport recreational area on the island or from the highway in the distance.