Monday, 27 June 2011

Tatra mountains

For the fourth time I had the pleasure to visit Zakopane and its surrounding mountains. Last time I've been there was during winter in the beginning of 2009. Oh, how I missed that town...
I like to compare Zakopane to Bariloche, a similar mountain town in Patagonia (Argentina); both towns have a very nice and calm atmosphere, nice restaurants and infrastructure for winter sports and mountain trekking.
The Tatra mountains aren't as high as the Alps or Andes but have their glamour. If one is lucky enough to see a bear then will have a nice story to tell later (A Tatra bear won't eat you unless it's a mama-bear with her cubes - run away!).
The weather was not so sunny and, surprisingly, storm with frozen rain caught me when I was at 1800 meters above see level, close to Dolina Pięciu Stawów. Frankly speaking I prefer frozen rain than thunder and lightning. :) After climbing down the hill, I reached Morskie Oko, the most beautiful lake in the Tatras, depicted by the photo beside. COOL TRIP!

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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Sonisphere Festival 2011 (Prague, CZ)

For those who are not aware of what is the Sonisphere Festival, I can quick describe it as series of metal concerts (mini-festivals) happening in many European capitals during summer. I normally go to the Prague edition (I was there in 2010 too). This year the main stars were: Cavalera Conspiracy, Misfits, KoRn, Iron Maiden, In Flames. (No Metallica unfortunately). Iron Maiden is touring on their "Final Frontier tour", promoting their new album, which is quite good by the way! My favorite song from this new album is entitled "when the wild wind blows". I recommend. :)
My good friends - and more than ever - party mates: Marek and Edmilson were there! We had so much fun with the "Jagermeister girls" -- The girls promoting the herbal liquor "Jagermeister" were quite nice and always smiley. Five Jagermeister shots make everyone "happy" enough before head banging! I'd like to say that Cavalera Conspiracy concert also kicked ass!! Raw metal with attitude with a plus in the end: ROOTS BLOODY ROOTS, remembering old Sepultura from 1996. Enough said. ;)

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Friday, 3 June 2011

Riga Good Times

This photo is epic and might help me expressing how much fun I had in Riga (the capital of Latvia) in the CouchSurfing event organized by local CSers. Amazing four days that I will never forget not only because of parties, heavy drinking, fun, new experiences... but also because I have made good new friends like Heikki from Finland, Navin from Sweden/Malaysia as well as Valerija (Valerita) from sunny Latvia.
With my friend from Brazil, CABECA, and my best friend from Vilnius, SIAROL, we made a mess!!! Drinking had no boundaries!! Having fun, hugging people for free! Haha! I miss it already! :)
I'm not sure if the organizers new it before (most likely yes) or coincidently there was also a "Go Blonde" parade on Saturday; all the blond girls from Latvia and also from abroad together and dressed in pink in streets of Riga. Do I have to say anything else? Good times!
Riga is one of the best towns I've visited; Nice, young and happy atmosphere. Comparable to Wrocław. Would be nice to spend more time there some day.

My carpe diem spirit was re-spawned and the soul of my age went even younger. Life is awesome.

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