Another week in Odense

February 25th, 2009 by UFO in Denmark, Traveling

After being ill the whole last week, I could again start enjoying my stay here instead lying in bed. On Monday my friends had a task to get some material for the school project. Destination: Kaltenkirchen near Hamburg, Germany. I do not have any lectures on Monday, so I decided to join them. When we picked up the stuff, we headed to the shopping centre near Flensburg. We stayed there for quite a long time, because everything was so cheap (comparing to Denmark) :-D.

On Tuesday we had a pool competition. I was in a team with my Italian friend Alessio. Unfortunately, we did not made it to finals, maybe we will have better luck next time :-).


Danish heath care system

February 16th, 2009 by UFO in Denmark

Since Thursday I have had problems with my throat without any improvement over the past days. Today I made a decision to visit a doctor. The lægehuset (clinic) is very close to my dormitory, but I took a bike anyway. The weather today is bad even for Denmark: fog and steady raining.

After registration and hour and half waiting, I went to the doctor's office. She examined my throat and sent me back to the waiting room to wait for the nurse. Another twenty minutes waiting the nurse called me in. She took some samples from my throat and blood for my finger and sent me back to the waiting room again. In less then half hour the doctor called me again. As I sat down in the office, she said to me, that the bacteria in my throat was resistant to antibiotics and I should go home and lie to bed. Hmm, goodbye, thanks. No medicine, nothing. I should have probably stayed in bed…

Visit of my friends

February 16th, 2009 by UFO in Denmark, Traveling

My friends Kuba, Kate, Peter and Marta decided to come here for a weekend to visit me. Unfortunately, Marta got sick, just a day before they were supposed to go, and stayed at home :-(.

The others started travelling on Friday early morning. After approximately ten hours they were here, quite quick. They were all quite tired, so we did not do anything „difficult“, just playing table football, pool and drinking gira and beer :-). We also could not omit to go to the larmer bar (in the basement of our dormitory).

Next day the weather was exceptional. Blue sky and Sun, it was sooo strange ;-). After we got up, we picked up Jenda and went all together to Copenhagen. On the way we needed to pass the Great Belt Bridge. It was magnificent and also really expensive, one way costed 215 kr. In Copenhagen we firstly walked through the centre, then we headed towards the Little Mermaid.

The Great Belt Bridge

After seeing this famous statue we walked back to the car parked in the city centre. On the way we ate lunch/dinner in the worst McDonald's I have ever seen. Not mentioning the mess everywhere, they worked really slow, we waited for almost fifteen minutes to get the food. Plus, at first they did not have coffee. Then, they had coffee, but no sugar and no milk :-). Really good standards there :-). In the evening we again played table football and also visited Larmer to try the „delicious“ Odense pilsner :-).

Today the weather changed back to normal – overcast, snowing and everything wet. We just went to see the city centre of Odense, but on Sunday it is completely dead, except some Danes drinking beer in the alleys.

I appreciate that they came here. I thank them for the visit and hope that enjoyed it here.


Site is up again

February 15th, 2009 by UFO in Other, Tech

My blog is up and running again :-). The place, where I hosted it, had some problems with the server, so I had to move it somewhere else for a while. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Week in Lithuania

February 10th, 2009 by UFO in Lithuania, Traveling

In the beginning of February I went to Lithuania to visit my girlfriend Alina for a week. The journey there was quite all right, except the fact I needed to get up at 2 o'clock in the morning. For some reason I could not sleep in the train, but I took a nap during the whole flight :-).

Alina and Antanas were waiting for me at the airport. When I stepped out of the terminal, I felt a temperature shock. In Denmark there was around 0 degrees, in Vilnius –17. Hopefully, Antanas took us to the central bus station by car. He also showed us, how to do wheelspin and burn tires even on a very icy parking lot (shit happens, forgot a handbrake :-D). At the bus station we took a bus to the edge of Vilnius.

First day we spent at place of the Alina's friend, Rita. We also went for a trip to Trakai, which is a historic region with a lot of lakes and a castle. It was very freezing weather, so our trip was short. In the evening we went to the cinema for the movie „Yes Man“. When we woke up, we went to see the city centre. It was still freezing, but we survived that ;-).

Vilnius Cathedral

In the afternoon we travelled by bus to Alina's home town, Visaginas, where we spent another three days. It is rather small town, but it has much to offer, so we had lot of fun. It is also close to a very big lake. As you can see, the weather was not suitable for swimming so much, just for walking on the ice :-).

Frozen Visaginas lake

Our next stop was Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania. We met our friends from Denmark Antanas and Vaida there. In the evening we again went to the cinema, this time for the movie „Doubts“ and then to the hill to observe Kaunas at night. Next day we walked through the city. I have to say, it was much more beautiful in the night :-).


From Kaunas we travelled back to Vilnius. The bus stopped absolutely everywhere, so the journey took about four hours. In the night we explored Vilnius old town. We went to see it again on the next day again, it was my last day there. I was quite in a hurry to go shopping and then catch my flight and I did not have enough time to see a lot.

Just before leaving I bought lot of stuff that is hard to get or awfully expensive in Denmark: alcohol, frying pan for our kitchen and a big light bulb (12 cm) to my room. At the airport security check they really had fun because of me. After I put the baggage into the X-ray, the security people were looking at the monitor and laughing. Then the woman asked me to open the bag. She took the light bulb and said something like: „Hey, he's really got a lamp here“ :-D. I asked if it was a problem and she replied that it was not, but it was highly unusual.

The plane had a delay of 25 minutes because of some problems on the Copenhagen airport. Because of that I missed my direct train and had to wait at the Copenhagen central station for more than half hour.

During the stay I tried various meals, mostly Lithuanian specialities, but also some Russian stuff. Is was really delicious :-P. Now I am a little bit disgusted with just looking at the Danish food (poor taste, high price).

The trip was amazing, I had lot of fun and I hope am going to return there very soon.


Trip to Nyborg

January 27th, 2009 by UFO in Denmark, Traveling

Today after waking up I told myself that it is time to do something else than lying in bed. That lead to an idea, go to visit the city of Nyborg. It is very close, approximately 15 minutes by train. When I arrived there, I headed towards the beach. The weather was very nice today, the temperature was around zero and sometimes I could see the Sun :-).

The Great Belt Bridge

After I enjoyed walking on the sandy beach, I went to the city centre. It is really small, just two or three shopping streets and a small castle. When I got tired of walking, I headed back to the train station. I was very lucky to catch the train. It had two minutes delay. Without that, I would have to wait another half and hour. The train brought me safely back to Odense. I think the trip was successful (and a really good idea :-D).


My exams are finally over

January 22nd, 2009 by UFO in Denmark

Today I successfully passed my last exam this semester. I can enjoy peaceful holiday now :-). Or maybe not so peaceful, considering the amount of paperwork I should do as an Erasmus student. Hopefully I will not spend all the time in Danish administration system (as I usually do :D).

Visit to Roskilde

January 20th, 2009 by UFO in Denmark, Traveling

This weekend I had nothing to do (except learning for exams of course), so I decided to travel to Roskilde and pay a visit to my friends there. I could not choose the better time to do so. The semester is almost over and lot of people are going to leave and lot of goodbye parties take place. And Roskilde was not an exception :-).

The RUC „main street“ towards the Korallen dormitory

During my stay there I met a lot of old friends and also a lot of new people. The parties were really nice (and quite crazy :D), it was very relaxed weekend for me. But now the fun must go aside, because I should start to learn for my last exam on Thursday. Wish me luck.


Odense in “winter”

January 9th, 2009 by UFO in Denmark

Today I had nothing to except learning so I decided to walk to the shop instead of riding a bike. It was an opportunity to test my Christmas present, a new camera. The weather is exceptional for Denmark (read „no rain“). It is quite warm, every piece of snow has melted, so in the pictures you can see typical Danish winter.

Park near our dormitory


Here I am, on the road again

January 3rd, 2009 by UFO in Denmark, Traveling

After spending marvelous Christmas with my family and „exhausting“ new year celebration I have to leave Ostrava and head back to Odense.

Main street in Ostrava-Poruba at night :-)

My journey is starting tomorrow at 5.36 in the morning. I am taking my chances (or let's say, lottery) with Czech Railways. After my expected arrival to the airport I have got only 35 minutes to check-in. Please cross your fingers for me :-).

Update 4.1.:

The journey was more or less as expected. Czech Railways surprised with only 10 minutes delay and the Sky Europe flight was on time too. Only annoying thing was my suitcase. On my last flight home it was a little bit trashed in a way that I could not use the handle. Of course I found it out just before leaving my place. It was very „funny“ to drag it through the entire centre of Odense, especially during heavy snowing that is very unlikely here.

The impossible – Snow in Odense

The snowy football field and rooftops are nice to look at, but I hope it will melt till tomorrow, because I need to ride a bike to the shop :-).