1/16/2016

We have nothing to lose and a world to see

Helsinki, Finland

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Winters in Slovakia can get really cold, but what we experienced in Helsinki, the the capital and largest city of Finland, was much more that. It was freezing so too many layers of clothing were needed haha! People were very kind and welcoming and what we loved were the offerings in cafeterias and restaurants which included gluten-free, lactose-free or vegetarian options, what only added on the fact that Helsinki truly is a great modern city worth visiting! :)
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Zimy na Slovensku vedia byť veľmi chladné, ale zima, ktorú sme zažili v Helsinkách, hlavnom a najväčšom meste Fínska, je o niečom inom. Potrebovali sme naozaj veľa vrstiev obliečenia :)
Ľudia vo Fínsku sú strašne milí a čo sa nám veľmi páčilo boli ponuky v kaviarniach a reštauráciach, ktoré zahŕňali bezlepkové, bezlaktózové a vegetariánske možnosti. Aj to potvrdilo že Helsinki sú moderným mestom hodným návštevy. :)

12/22/2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

 Copenhagen, Denmark

IMG_0142_2 IMG_0127 IMG_0049_2 IMG_0020 DSC_1404 IMG_0078 DSC_1102We started this winter season in Copenhagen. What a charming city it is! Sparkling Christmas lights, numerous Christmas markets and festive atmosphere got us precociously in the spirit for the holiday season. If you happen to visit the capital of Denmark, don't forget to go to Tivoli amusement park, the second oldest theme park in the world which is now transformed into a winter wonderland offering wide array of Danish treats and shops full of gifts and Christmas items. Copenhagen truly is a genuine Christmas city!
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Túto zimnú sezónu sme začali v Kodani. Milióny žiarivých svetielok, vianočné trhy na každom kroku a sviatočná atmosféra v nás už predčasne prebudili ducha Vianoc. Ak navštívite Kodaň, určite nevynechajte Tivoli zábavný park, ktorý je druhý najstarší na svete a v zime sa mení na winter wonderland a ponúka mnoho dánskych maškŕt a obchodíkov s vianočným sortimentom. Kodaň je naozajstné vianočné mesto!

11/28/2015

Girl's beauty is in her eyes

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Green Ribbon Party/Ribbon Ball/ Stužková in Slovakia is a bit different from prom that I had experienced in the US. The main goal is however the same and it's that students of one class gather and prepare an unforgettable night in their last year of high school. Night about remembering the old times, having fun and enjoying time spent together.
"Prom" in Slovakia is a fancy celebration organized by students who invite their teachers and parents. Festive dinner, hundreds of cakes, decorations and flowers may evoke a small wedding haha :)
During the formal part each student receives a green ribbon with his name as a symbol of youth and hope that should help pass "the exam of maturity" or school leaving exam called Maturita in May.
Afterwards, there is a funny program prepared and dancing all night until early hours of the next morning.
How does prom work in your country? :)
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Noc plná emócií, smútku aj radosti. Aj taká je stužková. Ale je to hlavne nezabudnuteľná noc plná úžasných zážitkov, pretancovaných kilometrov a skvelej spoločnosti. Tí, ktorí ste ju už mali, viete o čom hovorím. Vy, ktorých vás ešte len čaká, si ju užite naplno, pretože táto možnosť je len raz za život. :)


10/25/2015

Ok, but first coffee

 Fuerteventura, Spain
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Fuerteventura Oasis Park is a beautiful tropical theme park with over 3,000 exotic animals and definitely one of the top spots for everyone visiting the island. This tropical vegetation oasis features the largest camel reserve in Europe. The welfare of the animals is priority of all the biologists, veterinarians and general staff that obviously love them and so the animals look really happy there.
The biggest attraction was hand feeding giraffes, zebras and African elephants. Guaranteed fun for everyone!
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Fuerteventura Oasis Park je nádherný tropický park s viac ako 3 000 exotickými zvieratkami a určite jedno z najvyhľadávanejších miest na ostrove. Blaho zvierat je prioritou všetkých zamestnancov, ktoré sa im zato odvďačujú láskavým pohľadom a spokojnosťou. 
Najväčšou atrakciou je kŕmenie žiráf, zebier, či afrických slonov. Krásny zážitok a super zábava pre každého! 

9/08/2015

Life is better at the beach

 Fuerteventura, Spain
From Madrid, our journey continued to Fuerteventura, the second largest of the Canary Islands after Teneriffe. Fuerteventura is well-known for its long sandy beaches. There are more than 150 of them! We stayed in the southernmost part between the village Morro Jable and Jandía whose beaches stretch on unbelievable 32kms.
They say that the beaches here are the most beautiful of the Canaries. White sand and turquoise water definitely make them even some of the most impressive in Europe! :)
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Z Madridu sme pokračovali na Fuerteventuru, druhý najväčší z Kanárskych ostrovov po Teneriffe. Furteventura je známa vďaka svojim dlhým pieskovým plážam. Je ich tam viac ako 150! 
My sme si vybrali najjužnejšiu časť medzi dedinkami Morro Jable a Jandía, kde sa pláže rozprestierajú na neuveriteľných 32 kilometroch.
Hovorí sa, že na Fuerteventure sú najkrajšie pláže Kanárskych ostrovov. Biely piesok a tyrkysová voda ich určite radia aj medzi tie najkrajšie v Európe! :)

9/01/2015

Don't be afraid to dream big

 Madrid, Spain


Madrid got us completely and we'd like to visit the city asap again! It has so much to offer. I'd highlight Mercado San Miguel, a meeting spot for gourmands and other food enthusiasts offering fresh, high quality, local specialities. Everything from all kinds of tapas, unique desserts to fine vines and much more. Great atmosphere included. We didn't know what to choose because everything looked so delicious! :)
Another must in Madrid are churros with dark hot chocolate and the best place to eat them is Chocolatería San Ginés, one of the oldest and most famous chocolaterias. The chocolate was so rich and thick that even me, a huge chocolate lover, couldn't eat it all :)
We couldn't leave Madrid without visiting Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of Real Madrid CF. This time we didn't have a chance to see any match, but that's only another reason to come back! :)
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Madrid nám učaroval a veľmi rady navštívime toto krásne mesto opäť. Ponúka toho naozaj veľa. Rada by som spomenula Mercado San Miguel, tradičný trh s úžasnou atmosférou ponúkajúci čerstvé, kvalitné, mieste špeciality. Ani sme nevedeli, čo si máme vybrať, pretože všetko vyzeralo výborne! :)
Ďalším must sú v Madride nepochybne churros s tmavou horúcou čokoládou a najlepšie v jednej z najstarších a najznámejších čokoládovní Chocolatería San Ginés. Tá čokoláda bola taká hustá, že aj ja, milovník sladkostí som ju nemohla zjesť celú :)
Ako veľké fanúšičky futbalu sme si nemohli nechať ujsť návštevu štadiónu Santiago Bernabéu, kde hraje Real Madrid CF. Tentoraz sme však nemali možnosť vidieť žiaden ich zápas, no práve preto máme o dôvod viac sa sem vrátiť! :)