Apr 15, 2016

Experiment.. #2 Discovering new places

April weeks are a bit crazy, not only because of the weather but simply all the people are like waking up from the winter sleep, me including. I spent the first week of April browsing the new places of Petrzalka because I was so sleepy I was hoping some walks would wake me up. And as my aunt Jana showed me some secret places around the lakes (besides her amazing cooking), I went on exploring.

The season of garlic was starting and people were picking it everywhere, restaurants began to offer it in their specialties.. I also discovered how to get from my home to Hradza, the usual running route in Petrzalka heading to Austria, what I did not expect though that you can also meet horses there.

Otherwise as I am in Bratislava for doing my work, I spent most of my days in the office trying to find more people to join our team of developers. As we have a lack of people speaking German, anyone with .NET is welcome to give me a call any hour day and night .. :) The best moment was the one on Friday, where we all met in the Company kitchen and just chatted.

Later I headed to Prague for a night of sleep and then woke up in the morning ready for a road trip to Berlin where we have several friends.. :)

Not all of them we managed to meet though, apologies especially to Daniel and Katka, but be ready to get more visitors those of you whom it may be of concern! :)

We didn't do much sightseeing but we managed to walk our way through it, admiring omni-present street art, people spending time together in parks, on bicycles, everywhere actually.. 

The emphasis is on recycling, anything, living green, being free.. People even won the place of former airport to be their own recreational area for relaxing and having rented gardens..

Sharing with the poor, mañana in German way. (Do you see the recycled plastic lamp, by the way? :)

We of course also had a lots of nice food including trying the currywurst, the specialty for Berlin. 

Yes, imagine sausage covered with tomato sauce and curry with french fries. Weird combination but this is the charm of travelling, everyone has different tastes! We ended our trip on local flea market full of crazy things and talented or less talented musicians. 

We had lots of fun and we are definitely coming back, not only because we haven't seen any of the history and other friends but also because the Berlin is the monochrome city with unexpected mixture of colours! 

Your constant traveller, 

p.s. First finding of continuing with experiment, I am not ok with Slovak translation, sorry for that, it still feels more natural for me to write in English..
pp.s. The last pictures of me with blonde hair! For ever I guess!!!

Apr 2, 2016

Experiment.. #1

After the crazy April 1st I decided to start a new idea with blogging, new tradition that might help me share my constant traveller kind of life. I will do a recap of everything I experienced every week in pictures. If I didn't do it like this, you would be never reading posts from me again. Too much is happening around and I simply somehow started to be a bit private with posting, no idea why. 

Po tom, čo odznel prvý aprílový deň som sa rozhodla dať písaniu na blog nový rozmer, začať s tradíciou, ktorá zachytí aspoň trocha môj rozlietaný svet neustálej presúvačky sa z miesta na miesto. Každý svoj týždeň sa pokúsim zachytiť odteraz v obrazoch. Ak by som to tak nespravila, už by asi nebolo čo čítať. Nejako je toho veľa a i moje písanie sa mení smerom, ktorý ide skôr k tichu, netuším prečo.

During the last week I (hopefully) managed to organise Easter for two families this time in Prague, though not a complete ones.We missed our Dad taking care of the things at the East of Slovakia. 

Za posledný týždeň sa podarilo absolvovať Veľkú noc spoločne s dvoma rodinami, aj keď iba čiastočne. Chýbal ocko, ktorý doma na východe dával pozor na východ. 

He missed a chance to see the theatre Laterna Magika where we all went and that ended up on my list of "never ever again" kind of experiences. It had an added benefit though, it united two families immediately and we were consoled by wonderful food, smells, sharing life's experience with each other while walking across Prague. Maybe this is the way it should have been. Sharing lives.

Prišiel tým o divadlo Laterna Magika kam sme sa všetci vybrali a môžem povedať, že sa to dostalo na prvú priečku môjho zoznamu "never ever". Spojilo nás to okamžite a čas potom bol už len príjemný, plný jedla, vôní, spoznávania sa a prechádzok po Prahe. Tak by to asi aj malo byť. O tom, že máte svoje životy s kým zdieľať.

The rest of the week was about preparations for my work-life added roles and getting things ready before the fight with fears I had my whole life (wearing braces and driving). 

Zvyšok týždňa sa niesol skôr v prípravách na moju budúcu staro-novú prácu a bojovanie s vecami, ktoré som odmietala celý život (nosenie strojčeka a šoférovanie). 

However, as a part of our company teambuilding I survived to drive motorcars and I surprisingly feel ready to be driving. Right after it felt like everyone is so slow on the roads it cannot be that scary. :) 

Podarilo sa mi ale prežiť preteky na motokárach s kolegami, čo napokon hodnotím ako super prípravu na rekondičné jazdy, všetci na cestách sa Vám zrazu zdajú pomalí. :) 

So, how do you like this? Do we continue or not? :) Let me know!!!

Tak, ako sa Vám to zatiaľ páči.. Pokračujeme alebo nie? Dajte mi vedieť!!!