No stress on Cres

13 Jun

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Nothing is better than to take few days off for simple joys. With my friend Asa we agreed to be a reward for working very hard on EU presidency events 🙂

We met in Croatia in a little town Kastav (upon Rijeka) and then drove to harbor to catch a ferry to island of Cres. Great welcome of the island happened when we saw famous eagles on our first stop. We explored the main town Cres, villages Lubenice, Pernat, Valun and discovered a beautiful path from Cres to Merag from times of Austro-Hungarian Empire. Nothing can beat fresh cherries for breakfast, coffee on a cliff, swimming in the sea which just has the right temperature, talking with locals for best beaches and secret places, waking up with birds, listening to this music.

Some helpful info you can find here and for camping we definitely recommend small camp in Valun.

Buda-pest I

1 Feb

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I had a meeting in Budapest. It was great to have some time and walk around and re-discover wonderful old lady. Remembering where we had that wine and a great laugh many years ago. And meeting an old friend and chitchat throughout the afternoon.

Lady, see you in spring!

Just a thought

27 Jan

Snow, where are you?

19 Jan

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In order to rush real, white, freezing winter back, I’m publishing this. Come winter, come as soon as you can! I’m not saying that I like the sun and it’s warmth, but this weather in Slovenia is really messed up at the moment (well, there are many moments like this now, aren’t they?). So, are you at least using public transport and/or your feet already?

Love=ljubezen

17 Jan

This switch on/off love was part of new years decoration in my town – I think it should be there throughout the year. While looking at the photo and thinking about love you can also listen to this song. Enjoy, love life.

Let’s get them

10 Jan

I don’t know if I can express my feelings when I see that the number of plastic bags is getting bigger and bigger. And how people are stupid to use them (did you know that on average you use a plastic bag for 10 min only!!!) and just leave them out into the wild (or a bin, which is exactly the same).

You know it’s so easy not to use them. I know you already have a nice cotton bag in your drawer in which you can put your groceries. And it’s just a matter of attitude to say no, thank you, I don’t need a plastic bag at the counter. Or to put more fruits and vegetables in 1 bag (if you have to).

Please watch this mockumentary here, if you need another push in getting rid of plastic bags.

Let’s get them and make them disappear from our life and environment.

Drawn by the Sun

3 Jan

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This was the present brought to us by good men. Time. Days to spend together. Time to discover. Time to enjoy and just be. Easy going time off. Admiring waves, sand and wind. Here.

What else could I wish for?

I wish you happy and heathy new year with times that you’ll remember!

Small paradise

18 Dec

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How would you feel watching perfect sunset for three evenings? How would you feel walking among rounded vineyards covered hills? How would you feel tasting delicious food and vines made by your host? And discussing about life and everything with the same person? How would you feel when you know that warmth is not coming just from winter sun, but also from soil and people?

I felt perfect. And it’s possible here. It was perfect ending of an era. Juhej, new challenges here I come!

Free Belarus

17 Dec

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Some of you are probably wondering what has happened in Škofja Loka with gagged statues. It was action Free Belarus before elections and it’s done every year in order to bring attention and hopefully stop non-democratic regime in Belarus. Please read this article for more info and if you are not in reading mood this abstract will also pinpoint our goal:

Asa Gunven: ‘I was chatting some days ago on Skype with an activist in Belarus who has supported us in every Belarus action in the past 6 years. He summed up that his entire “life looks like one big Belarus action!” And the point is that, whereas we could safely go home yesterday night, possibly told off by the police and surely cold and frozen, our friends in Belarus who have just e-mailed their pictures have to go home in fear. Fear of being caught, fear of being recognised in the pictures, fear of being expelled from universities or fired from jobs, of being arrested or even tortured. It is in solidarity with them that we took to the streets tonight in over 100 cities worldwide. It is to never forget their work that we have continued to do this over the past 6 years and will continue for the years to come – until the day Belarus is truly democratic.’

Underground

10 Dec

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With volunteers we have visited Mining museum in Velenje. Very impressive, you really get the idea about hard life of miners. I could get rid of the feeling that still today workers and people around the mine are somehow given into fate. Please read also here.

But I have found a great children’s book about an elf called Berkmandelc. More great books here.

Besides I think Velenje is a great town to visit to get an idea of recent history and to escape usual touristic places. They have a nice youth hostel and free public transport called Lokalc.