Three people, three different stories, but one label: immigrants
About the Poles without the Poles
Summer. The time you usually cannot wait to come. The time of the year that is usually connected exclusively with pleasure and relax. Not in Europe. Not anymore. After the last year immigrant’s crisis the Europeans looked at the coming summer with concerns. The prognosis were bad. According to analysts the number of immigrants reaching […]
How far would you walk?
When visiting Warsaw we spent a couple of days as guests of a slovak-polish family. Marta, our host, comes from Slovakia and has been living in Warsaw for five years now. We could not resist to place her a couple of questions in order to find out, what is her point of view of the […]
Why did Poland surprise us?
By what means do you normally travel in order to reach your holiday destination? By car? By plane? By train? By bus? I can imagine that it usually depends on how far your holiday destination is. Now, can you imagine that you would walk that distance? In Lithuania we met a guy from Finland. He […]
Three things I’ve realized in Auschwitz
Poland was the first country we crossed on our way to Gibraltar through Nordkapp. Of course, we crossed the boarder with some prejudices. All Slovaks have certain stereotypes related to this neighbour country and its inhabitants. Poland and the Polish poeple however surprised us in many regards. Here are the top ones. Green cities […]
Slovakia at a glance
The worst fences are those we built in our minds “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This quote of George Santayana welcomes all visitors of the Auschwitz museum. The current situation in many European countries initiates a question though whether to remember is enough. I guess, it is […]
Interviews from abroad – Anna from Tuscany where everything can be managed
Recently we got an opportunity to make a sightseeing flight. A small airplane took us over a territory staked out by Little Carpathians, Modra, Smolenice, and Trnava. We enjoyed the sightseeing from the air and realized some interesting facts. Slovakia is indeed beautiful. This country has a plenty of cultural and natural sights we as Slovaks can […]
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
If Tuscany someday enchants you to such extent that you decide to go there, maybe you will meet a nice, always positive minded Slovak with catchy laugh, Anna Sterbakova. Anna moved to Tuscany with her husband who is Italian and together they run a cosy agriturismo Tenuta Branca (www.tenutabranca.com). Apart from that they also produce olive […]
3 “undiscovered” must-sees in Tuscany
What is the essence of life? We are here in order to learn. What is the essence of learning process? We have to try something new, do something we have never done before, leave our old habits and adopt new ones, change who we are in order to become who we want to be. We […]
How to travel through the whole Russia just in 4 hours?
No doubt, Tuscany is one of the top destinations most travellers have on their lists. Millions of people arrive every year to this region located in the center of Italy in order to enjoy the special ambience of this area, its original and traditional food and wines of local production as well as to experience […]
When planning your travel to Saint-Petersburg, block at least a half-day for visiting the Grand Maket Russia Interactive Museum. Although not leaving the museum you will be able to literally travel through the whole country just in a couple of hours. Grand Maket Russia is a model layout of the country designed on a scale 1:87. On the 800m2 […]