Monday, 24 January 2011

Skiing in Międzybrodzie Żywieckie


This ski season has started for me a bit late since I was quite busy on December but I found one good opportunity in time. That was my 10th time on skis (of all time) and I'm finally leaving the 'amateur level' and becoming an intermediate-level skier. It takes time though. So far I haven't broken any bone nor spine (hehe), so the results are quite reasonable. Let's say that I ski as good as a Polish guy playing football (you can interpret this the way you want :P).
The snow was fresh, the weather was not so cold (around -2.2c in the early morning and -0.7c when I was leaving the ski station). I was up in the hill called "Żar" and there is only one lift to the top (747 meters from sea-level). Even tough I had a great time, I still recommend ski facilities in Zieleniec over this one in Międzybrodzie Żywieckie because there are more choices of tracks. :)

For few photos, click here.

Monday, 3 January 2011

New years eve in Prague


My second new year's eve in Prague was almost like a replay of the one in 2007/2008. During New Year's eve celebrations, a real 'war' of fireworks take place in the centre, by the National Museum. A real spectacle of colour and light.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, making the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.1 million international visitors annually, as of 2009. Prague firmly holds its position as 'Capital of Eastern Europe' and it a direct concurrence to Paris in tourism. Prague's infrastructure is quite good. The central railway station is clean with no bird shit and offers direct easy connection to airport.

2011 starts with hope of a world with no nuclear war and economic crisis. This year I feel that my traveller's spirit is back and I'm already thinking about few travel destinations like Ukraine, Latvia and Estonia. Discovering Europe with no boundaries! :)

I made few photos in Prague, to see the album click here.