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December 24th, 2010 by UFO in Other

Merry Christmas to everybody and happy new year!

Our Christmas tree (see larger version)

Skiing in Bormio

December 24th, 2010 by UFO in Traveling

My mom told that we have not been skiing for some time and that we should go somewhere. She consulted the idea with her friend and they together organised a trip to Bormio, Italy. On 18th December our family and two others travelled from Ostrava to a small town of Isolaccia, where we had our accommodation.

On the first day of skiing I had to re-discover, how to do it properly, because I have not been skiing for two years. I remembered pretty quickly and soon I was enjoying carving the steep slopes. On the second day the weather got perfect (most of the Europe was under snowstorm, but we had blue sky :-D), so I decided to take my camera. It was worth it in the end, you can see in the picture gallery.

Me and my brother at Bormio 3000

The last two days we became tired and the weather became worse. We interleaved skiing with visits to the bar situated directly on the slopes and drank the local speciality Bombardino :-P, especially on the last day when it was snowing and raining at the same time.

During the evenings we were drinking supplies and played Activity. We also tried to visit some Italian restaurant, but Isolaccia was the right name for the town: nothing was really there :-).

On the way back to Ostrava we stopped in Livigno to buy something (read alcohol) in the duty free shops. The prizes there are really amazing, it is a pity there are so low export limits per person :-).


Long time no post…

December 9th, 2010 by UFO in Lithuania, Traveling

It has been a long time since I posted something here. I have been busy lately and also little lazy and without inspiration to write something.

In the end of October I took a journey to Rybnik and Gliwice in Poland to visit my fiends Barbara and Wojtek. Although Rybnik is not so far from Ostrava, the trip is quite an adventure – two trains per day and price like for several hundreds kilometers ride :-).

We had a lot of fun there, played pool, babyfoot and darts. I even tried to practice my rusty Polish. It was a really nice evening there. Unfortunatelly, because of only two train connections per day, I had to wake up very early. The day light saving time change was the thing that saved me, otherwise it would not be possible for me to wake up after so many Lechs and Tysikes :-).

GALLERY (Rybnik, Gliwice) ->

In the middle of November I became restless that I have not been anywhere for some time and went to Vilnius to visit Alina. It was good to be in the city again even for a short time, I missed it (especially Čili restaurants). I would like to go there again as soon as possible.

Neris river from the Šilo bridge

GALLERY (Vilnius) ->