December 27, 2009

so there goes the 2009

i was not not going to make a 2009 review on me, but after readings Nano's... i think it can b nice, specially if i just focus on the good part :p by the way... how good and accurate is to share the bad one with the rest of the world? hum...


2009 started with me working on Huawei, at the time the 3rd biggest telecomunication company in the world, in the Supply Chain Management Area as the Warehouse Supervisor. Good salary, good acknowledge of the duties, very productive area and full of professional people i respect and enjoyed working. it was very nice to share the work with chinese guys, they can have such a different perspective of everything and having an english speaking environment was good as well. i left it to go ahead with my academic life and work on my thesis. i learned a lot here, and i am very glad of my experience... 




Huawei Logistics Team - January 2009


January had a nice surprise for me and my school mates, due to a football-7 tournament we organized among all the classrooms. even when we are 5 classrooms, we could just get 4 to play. after 3 games, we became champions :D see us with the cup :D


Equipo de la "C" con la copa :)
We are the champions ♪



i resigned Huawei by the end of February, and my plans of making my thesis were interrupted by a sudden participation on the AIESEC project "Enter your Future", held in Poland. I was matched, made the paper work and red tape in less than two weeks... and so more stuff u can check on the blog (more likely to just a website) i created for so, even when i didn't updated it while travelling but afterwards. If u want to check it, go F - Enter your future 2009, Poland. I went faaar away with all my savings in my pocket and stayed in Poland 3 months running workshops about entrepreneurship. I departed on March to Wroclaw...


F's longest journey in 2009: Lima - Wroclaw



2009 Wroclaw, Poland
Ratusz - Rynek


nice coincidence i could visit Gulmaro in Warszawa, he fall in love with a pole and went there to live. i met my friend Gulmaro in Huawei... hehe. the trip left me many nice people on my memory and wonderful places visited. the workshop made me realize how much i like making presentations and living in an international environment, so i am using this ideas to set my plan for 2010 and more... i took the chance to visit my friend Kjara in Slovakia and i even made it to Budapest.

right after leaving the airport, back in Lima in June, i started working again with my Scout Group, things were not going as they were supposed to and because it is my responsibility i decided to do something. so, as usual since some years ago, we organized this camp named "Dlala" so students can get to know what we do in scouting. it was a blast! great camp, i have to say...
i love scouting and it is always my pleasure to belong to the Scout Movement :)
check more about it here: DLALA 2009


Dlala 2009 - Foto Oficial 

F holding official t-shirt of the event

i joined my senior-year-football-team on the Alumni tournament. after 9 years of being out of school, it was the 1st time i entered the team, wich was a nice feeling... but being so few at trainings was not. we made it to quarter finals, and we lost against the ones who became champions. i had a small injury that didn't allow me to play for 3 weeks. i do need to keep doing exercise...


Equipo de la Promoción Pedro Arrupe 2000 SJ
Campeonato ASIA 2009


from July to October i have to admit i abandoned myself into not-exactly-productive-work. at least i had no salary, that's what i wanted to mean :P hehe. while in Poland i liked the idea, organization and activities AIESEC had, so i joined them here in the Local Committee in my university. between this and my Scout Group i certainly had enough to do during the week :P but i know, no excuse... i should had been making research for my thesis :( bad i was that irresponsible. I participated organizing the Global Village and the Local Committee Congress (LCC). Both went pretty good i think... and i had to cook a lot on the 2nd one. (yeah... me, cooking... haha)


CLUL 2009 - Global Village



CLUL 2009 - Local Comittee Congress's OC


n the worst news this year, it was that a very good friend died. he was a priest and teacher in my school n always push me to improve myself, sometimes a bit more that i can stand, but i appreciate his motivation and philosophy. his name is Jorge and i wrote a bit in spanish, mainly what it was said on the mass of his funeral. it was also bad that i couldn't get to know Patch Adams was comming to Perú on time, a friend told me so just the day after he made his activities... i was really annoyed!

in the meanwhile of my non-really-working-time i traveled to Pucallpa, in the middle of the peruvian jungle, to visit a friend because of his wedding... think this was in September. short but nice trip... and full of anecdotes worth to remember haha.


2009 Pucallpa, Perú
F by the Amazon River



while still focused on doing my thesis, i accepted to work for a friend on his company, with a prostitute-working-schedule (weekends nights until 4am). Logistics, Accounting, System updating... i'm still there and even when i'm killing myself with the schedule and not having activities at that time, it has been good because i do want to join my friend in the "entrepreneur club" and develop something myself. i'm not far away of it, though :) and thinking on that i took a course on international commerce: tools to export and import, in my university... the most expensive course i paid ever! and i didn't learn as much as i wanted.... but.... at least it seems i'm quiet ready for the international commerce :D


This year i received the visit of 2 friends: Milo from Ecuador and Maru from Argentina :) I stayed in Milo's when i went to his country in 2006 and at Maru's in 2005 for the same reason. Actually, they are siblings of my friends Lyda (Ecuador) and Maq (Argentina), who i met while in Taiwan in 2004. I took them around to show them my city... seems they had a good time :)




Hanging out with Milo

...and with Mariana :)




great year for concerts... not only made it to The Killers (see pics here), but to James Blunt on summer (i think it was January). i'm also glad my favorite peruvian football team won the local tournament and that i made it post more than last year, i hope i can keep writting and hope people like it...


and... to end the year i have a job again :) and i haven't dropped the other with my friend, so now i'm holding 2 and on my free time i'm spending it mostly at home. it won't be the same for long though, it just to fair for my body and social life :) and we need them to be healthy. i think i'm paying, somehow, for all the months i haven't been very productive


not bad year, in general, but i am very very demanding with my goals and stuff i do... and i didn't fulfill my main objective this year: my thesis :( so, i need to complete it asap next year. i also want to go for a Master Programme, still need to pick up the other 2 options i'll manage (i already have 1 very decided)


thanks everyone around who help to make my life special and give me your support and even when 2009 hasn't been what i expected towards my academic objectives, it has been great for other fields. on the balance... i think it's positive.


because we are still on the Christmas season, i wanted to share this video i love...
wishing all my family and friends all the best
(if u are not my friend, i wish u the same too, don't worry! ;))

December 21, 2009

going to the stadium... Peruvian Football Final Playoff 2009, Final Game

This is our destination, the "Monumental" Stadium in the distric of "Ate".
The date we went was December 13rd, 2009. Was hard to find tickets, they were all sold so we had to buy on the "black market" :p The game was the 2nd and last games on the Playoffs for the National Football Tournament.


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so... here we go...



there u can see the line we made to walk into the stadium. the game was at 15:30 but we arrived 12:30 i think and we had to make the queue (line?), and we were even late due to we agreed to meet at 11:30! (my bad, i should had left my home before... and there was a lot of traffic, come on... give me a break!). when we entered the stadium, named "Monumental", it was 40% full... and we had to wait 3 hours to the beginning of the game... i was lucky i didn't see my friend Néstor in some months and before that 1 year and before that many years (oh, damn... i sound so old...), so we had time to catch up and talk as the friends we've always been. so, then it was about time i started to record a video, with the hope i'll get my team entering into the field.



and i haven't said anything about my local team... hum... my bad.
it's named "Universitario de Deportes", or just "U" :P founded in 1924 and wearing always the "cream" jersey :P i am fan since 1992, i think because mainly my dad is a fan himself.. but i liked the colors of the uniform, how they played... it didn't take much to like that team. even when i became fan on 1992, i think the 1st game i saw was the year after, against Sporting Cristal. ok, that just as historial data hehe, i don't want to go deep on that subject this time... but i'll just add the 1st game i went to ee was with my dad in 1999 i think... but for sure it was a friendly game against the "classic rival", "Alianza Lima". My team lost that day :'(



well, I'm not a big fan of going to the stadium, basicly because if i don't drive i have to spend lot of time going back home, but anyway... is fun to go from time to time to enjoy that special atmosphere there... with all the people (or at least "most") hoping for the same team, singing the same song we all wearing the team-some-year-jerseys, of course this destroys the importance of being an individual, but as i said... from time to time is fun :) my team's stadium is not very close to my place either... normally takes like an hour to get there by bus, and because of the traffic flow it is worse when there is a game :/





u saw some red and cream-color balloons, we got 'em according to our place in the tribune. for my area, we got red. they usually don't give any material, but this was a special game due to the importance: the 2nd game of the Final Playoffs and final game on the year, where my team could became the champion if they will tie or win the game.


when i realize i'm in the middle of some crowded celebration i trend to get my mind away and watch everything in perspective; and in this particular case when going to the stadium i turn to feel like a Roman hoping for a gladiator in the Colisseum (yeah, i'm crazy...). is +/- the same... people enjoying, shouting, screaming and interested on what's going on in the arena... just football players instead of gladiators, even when sometimes they confuse those words themselves :p



so, this time my team played very well, as they usually did on the tournament, and won 1-0, usual this year too. anyway, it was enough to become champions again, after 9 years, and it was great to share with people in the stadium. it was so crowded that even on the corridors people were sitting and standing, i was right next to it and after a while i felt some arm around my shoulder and i knew it wasn't my friend so i turned around and it was this unknown guy just watching the game very focused and holding my shoulder like looking for some support for his anguish. this stadium really turns into a party when the teams gets the result and people sing!



this previous pic is the only one i didn't take because i was on the tribune that appears on the picture, and i got very bad luck when the organizers decided to set a stage with that panel on the back... 3/4 of the stadium couldn't see well when the players recieved the cup, i just notices because of the confetti :p So, after many hours of being waiting for the game and then watching it, it was the time to go back home...... along with all those 70000 people in the place. please imagine how easy or hard it is to take some kind of transportation :) well... lets leave the stadium now :p

December 18, 2009

new job on December 2009

it happened very fast... after applying i went to an interview, and 2 weeks after i received a call on monday night to go for an interview on tuesday morning (1st hour), and got a phone call by night that tuesday requesting me to be at the office on wednesday to start. so... i went.

again, i'm working in Logistics and is good to be involved in such another environment with new procedures and ideas to set rules. by now is kinda slow because my boss wants me to learn calmly, and i really have no complains but i hope i can get more tasks soon. the sad part is that my salary is not as good as before, but because my savings are a lame now i needed to come back to work even when my thesis is not finished. well, back to the warehouse supervising... hehe



this new job is on one the highest buildings in Lima, and because we have earthwuakes from time to time i am kinda scared it might catch me while working... i am now on the 20th floor of a 23-story-building, the view is amazing and distracting, the building looks interesting. of course it is not like the Taipei101 or the Empire State, but still interesting.





and as i already said, the view is great, never been so high in Lima inside a building (beacause on the hills is completely a whole different story). i took the following pics and i think it would be hard not to take nice pictures being so high, so i hope to take some more nicer and get some credit with some art i might add, hehe. and its great that employees can go out for a while to smoke a bit or just to relax... and have lunch! there are some tables and a sunbling (?) and even in winter is not bad (remember winters in this city don't get lower than +14ºC... by now, damn global warming!)









so, that's it by now... :)

November 26, 2009

The Killers Concert - Lima, 19 Nov 2009

on the corner of Main Stree, just trying to keep in line...
when i heard they were comming i already knew it would be a great concert, even when i just listen to a couple of songs.. mainly on the radio, but i knew they were becoming more and more famous... so i decided to give it a shot and go to the concert, i'll have time to listen to more of them (The Killers)



somebody told me, that u have a boyfriend
i also knew my friend nicknamed "Gandalf" was a big fan, so because he doesn't like bad music i had more arguments to attend this event... but, of course, in my way... with not an expensive ticket :P hehe. and it finally came.... Nov 19th and i had my tickets to get to see this awesome band! look at the stage! they are there!!
coooome wiiiith meeeee



i'm comming out of my cage
because my ticket was cheap, as i already said, i had to be happy with the distance i got to the stage... even i took a good shot, i think, even with the big distance... it was better for me to look at the big screen right next to the stage... see Brandon singing something here :P



how did it end up like this!?
so, because i enjoyed the concert a lot i decided to buy a t-shirt, so as my friend Elise... and here u can see us with ours. thank God we managed to find small sizes, due to the t-shirts had a lot of demand...
are we humans or are we dancers?



so think i might cross over...
such a great night... and i shared it with my friends Elise, Calacho and Yeye :D
and... before leaving this post, i think it would be accurate to share some music of the Killers, so u can become one of their victims too :) (this is how they call their fans)
smile like u mean it! :D


so, this videos are:
1. Somebody told me
2. Mr. Brightside
3. Read my mind
4. Bones
and sorry for not insert them here, but that option was deactivated for them :(
enjoy!!

and if u wanna check some more info
Wikipedia: es.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Killers
Official site: www.thekillersmusic.com/

October 8, 2009

Master Baca Rossi, thanks for your (imaginary) coin!

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it was a day like any other, me on the hall arriving early for my scout meeting in my school and taking a walk around, when i meet Enrique SJ (one of the school priests) as i could had met any other time, it was not weird... but this time he was with someone else taking a tour on the scultures in the hall. Even when Enrique SJ told me there is no need to mention "as always"... i have to say that i looked pretty much "as always" that day, that means i haven't shaved myself in some days, my hair was a little messy and i was probably wearing sandals (but i don't remember that much). So, my apparience was not exactly for a job interview (of course!), and when this old guy who was joining Enrique SJ around the school looked at me, he put his hand into his pocket and acted like if he was holding a coin, then grabbed my hand and put this not-real-coin on it. right after he did so, he made this signal of "shave" (or "performed the action" might be better. Then, it was a very graphical way to say "u need to shave"). so, i was in front of this crazy old guy staring at Enrique SJ trying to look for an answer and Enrique SJ just gave me a very excited smile, like he was having a lot of fun while i was totally... hum... not "shocked" but... hum... "confused"...?









look at this guy, it was (for me) an awkward moment and didn't know to say "u are crazy" on a polite way :P I was wondering about him... of course someone Enrique SJ knows, but who is he!? well, i don't care, he is crazy and i do some crazy stuff sometimes, so it's fine. i have to point out that this happend in my mind all in less than a second, probably... but i left after saying good bye while Enrique was delighted. so i asked... Quique (this is how we call him), why are u smiling that much and having such a good time while i'm so confused?? oh!! u have no idea!! u have to be grateful that Master Baca Rossi just sort-of-gave you the coin! wonderful! (ok, not exactly the words... but it was pretty much like that). Master Baca Rossi... ok, thanks, bye! (of course, no clue who he was)







if u are a simple mortal u wouldn't know who i'll speak about. if u are an ignorant mortal u won't even care a bit... at least u are a mortal a little higher on the average. do u know anything about art? well, i'm just a mortal too,haha... but i can share some stuff. would u say that giving a present to the Pope can be considered as an important fact? i'm sure u can't deny so, no matter what kind of excuse u want to use! ;) but, what if this a present given by a president? it should be a very good and valueable one! after the very nice meeting with Enrique SJ yesterday i recalled this chapter because he was always very pleased to remember how Master Baca Rossi gave me a coin, and making a small research before writting this post, i foudn out some of the work done by this great artist, and also all the prizes and awards given to him by the national government, local governments, universities, schools... he is well recognized and he... gave me an imaginary coin! haha

take a look to his statue:

this statue is made of silver by Master Baca Rossi (i found that out today), and was a persent given to the Pope Juan Pablo II (i don't remember his name in English) by the peruvian President Fernando Belaúnde. It is now on the Vatican Museum (or one of them i Google it and found many places). We can find statues in very important places in Lima and Perú, for example: The Hippodrome of Monterrico, Government Palace, Acho Square, Small Segura Theather Square, Phillip Royal Castle, Headquarters of the Andean Community, the National Library and more...
I'm far away of being an art critic, but if has recieved so many awards and his sculptures are all around the Stare Miasto (polish way to say "city-historical-center") they must be very well considered and i do think those pieces are very good :)

i won't anything about style or artistic because it would be a task for Marcela, my Senior year school teacher :) but i like those statues! and i've always admire the way plastic artist try to speak by their hands... i'd like myself to develop way more my skills on that way, hehe

Source: http://www.bacarossi.com/


So, now u understand me??? i had this great encounter with this magnificent artist and i almost told him "old man, r u crazy?" haha... and he even gave me an imaginary coin! Enrique SJ tells me I have a very interesting anecdote with Master Baca Rossi, and now that i made my homework and got to know a bit more of him... feels good haha, at least "special", good i didn't shave that time!

The pictures u've seen here are from that website, Master Baca Rossi's...
now i can get excited about the idea of getting imaginary money from such famous sculptor :) thanks, Master Bac Rossi!

October 7, 2009

世界童军模拟-台湾花莲 - the beginning (part 1)

the beginning



i am proud i represented my country as the only delegate on the XII World Scout Moot held in Hualien-Taiwan. i made it to Taiwan due to a scholarship offered to the Peru Scout Asociation (ASP) by the Taroko Operation. Now, while writting, i see i have these days totaly printed on my mind, i can even feel the heat when being there and all the moments with my friends and people special :) estoy orgulloso de haber representado a mi país como su único delegado en la XII Asamblea Mundial Rover, llevada a cabo en Hualien-Taiwán. Pude participar gracias a una beca ofrecida a la Asociación de Scouts del Perú por la Operación Taroko. Ahora que escribo esto, veo que todavía tengo los días impresos en mi memoria y hasta puedo sentir algo del calor tropical y vislumbrar los momentos especiales que pasé con mis amigos. 


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I got the notice of a scholarship one day at the university, while in the middle of a class my friend Demis gave me a call and after being very misterious and query if i had a passport, told me there was the chance to go somewhere abroad for scouting... that same day i had the 1st scout camp with my Troop that year and i was in charge of this activity, so as any scout leader in world can imagine i was very stressed out with all the preparation and parents calls, specially. FYI, the camp was going to be held inside the school where my Scout Group runs. When already in the school i recieved a phone cal saying i had an internview for this scholarship at 19:00... when my camp started at 17:00! and i only had 1 person as support during the 1st hours of the camp... and because it was my responsiblity i talked to him, my friend Arturo aka Gandalf, and told him: "don't worry, i won't go... i'll stay here checking everything is fine because it is my responsibility". me enteré de la beca por mi amigo Demis un día en la universidad, en medio de una clase (me llamó y me dijo que era urgente conversar, y si tenía pasaporte). Ese mismo día tenía un campamento con mi Tropa Scout en mi colegio, dentro de la ciudad, y yo estaba a cargo de la actividad y como cualquier Jefe de Tropa estaba estresado por todo lo que había que hacer y la poca ayuda que tenía. Cuando llegué al colegio recibí una llamada para ir a una entrevista por la beca... a las 7pm! y eran las 4pm, mi campamento empezaba en una hora!!! y sólo mi amigo Arturo (apodado "Gandalf") me ayudaba. Le dije que no lo iba a dejar solo con los scouts, me iba a quedar porque el campamento era mi responsabilidad. 


to picture the following lines, i have to say Arturo is a head and a half taller than me, so maybe u can imagine how imponent he might look sometimes :P well, the thing is he heard me and inmediatly grabbed me by the shirt and scout scarf and told me with his eyes full of blood: "Go" (but in spanish, of course!). my legs were above the ground and because of this bully expression i knew he was being serious and it was better not to let him be angry... so i run away!! haha... and went to have this interview with the National Scout Chief. when i arrived i started this interview after some minutes waiting... para graficar las siguientes líneas, debo decir que Arturo es una cabeza y media más alto que yo, así que pueden imaginarse lo imponente que puede verse :P Pasa que cuando me escuchó decir que me quedaba... me agarró de la pañoleta y ya no pude tocar el piso, me miró con cara de furia y los ojos llenos de sangre y me dijo "anda" con un tono serio que nunca usa (¡eso me intimidó más!), y como mide 1,98 m no dudé en hacerle caso y huí a la entrevista.

LT: what do think about the National Scout Association? ¿Qué piensas de la Asociación Nacional?
Me: Really, i think it is waaay unorganized, how is it possible u set an interview on the same day with just some hours between?... is not a job, and we have to study, to work... and i'm suppossed to be in the middle of my camp but i had to come to talk to you, come on... if there would be some scheduling it will all work better...! (yeah, i know... for an interview, possibly the worse answer ever!)
Yo: En verdad, creo que es demasiado desorganizada, ¿cómo es posible que coordinen una entrevista para el mismo día y para colmo sólo un par de horas antes? ...no es un trabajo, tengo que estudiar y trabajar... ¡y estoy en medio de un campamento del que soy responsable! pero no, tuve que venir a entrevistarme, por favor... ¡si hubiera un poco de planificación sería mucho mejor! (ya se, la peor respuesta en la historia)
LT: hum... so, tell me: how do u expect me to send abroad someone who thinks like that of his own scout association? hum... entonces, dime: ¿por qué esperarías que yo envíe al exterior a alguien que piensa así de su asociación nacional scout?
Me: hum... you are right, but well... that's what i think. doesn't mean i don't want it better
Yo: hum... tienes razón, pero bueno... es lo que pienso. no significa que no quiera que mejore.
LT: i like your honesty! please fill out this application... ¡Me gusta tu honestidad! Por favor llena esta aplicación...
Me: Ok...
(it is not exactly how it happend, but finally... it was not faaar away from reallity)
(no es exactamente como pasó, pero finalmente... no está muy lejos de la realidad)

so... in theory i understood i was the chosen one, so i called home to check my passport number (on that time i didn't remember its number), and i had a very interesting surprise when my mom told me "###... oh! but it has expired!!!" así que yo entendía que, en teoría, yo era el que había sido elegido, así que llamé a mi casa para que me dijeran el número de mi pasaporte (en ese tiempo no me acordaba mi #), y tuveuna muy interesante sorpresa cuando my mamá me decía por el teléfono: "###... oh! parece que ha expirado!!!"




(to be continued...)
(continuará...)


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As per the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) definition, Moots are...
Según la definición de la Organización Mundial del Movimiento Scout (OMMS), los Moots son:

World Scout Moots are gatherings of members of senior branches of National Scout Associations (traditionally called Rovers) and other young adult members.
Participants range in age from 18 to 26. Moots provide an opportunity for young adults in Scouting to meet together with the objective of improving their international understanding as citizens of the world. Los Moots Mundiales son reuniones de miembros de las ramas mayores de las Asociaciones Scouts Nacionales (tradicionalmente llamados "Rovers") y otros adultos jóvenes miembros. El rango de edad de los participantes es desde los 18 hasta los 26 años. Los Moots ofrecen la oportunidad a los jóvenes adultos en el Escultismo de encontrarse con el objetivo de mejorar el entendimiento internacional como ciudadanos del mundo.


Source: http://www.scout.org/en/information_events/events/world_events/world_moot
Traducido al español por @fonchobaggins (translated to spanish by)


Go check the World Organization of the Scout Movement and check for some evens, if you want...
I hope that if you get the chance to go to any of this kind of international activities you are up for and do even more than you can to go. Believe me, you won't regret and will never forget ;) Puedes ver la página de la Organización Mundial del Movimiento Scout y revisar algunos eventos, si quieres... y espero que de tener la opción de ir a alguna de estas actividades internacionales no lo dudes y hagas más que todo lo posible!





September 2, 2009

F n Slovensko [Slovakia]

So, i went to visit my friend Kjara in Žilina-Slovakia; and after a couple of hours in the train (going from Poland) i arrived and had time to eat, rest, get to know the family and stuff...





on monday we had a whole day full of biking around scheduled. in fact, i remember i just agreed for a bike ride... i didn't know it was going to be so looong and demanding :P but it was awesome!! we got to see beautiful landscapes, to be very into nature, have a nice walk and even play in a sort of castle with some audience haha. we left the house at 12:00 and returned at 21:30 more or less, but in the meanwhile we went across hills, highways, freeways, castles, villages, 100s of pictures, and what it was the best (!?) was when returning... we passed next to a lake, wich at night gets close to 4987609386086K mosquitos... who like to stick into people's eyes... adorable, hu?





next day we had the visit to Bojnice Castle, wich looked incredible! like the Cinderella Castle in Disney World! (ok, never that much... ) but i looooved the tour (in Slovakian!) n we even went again to see it inside, took 14569 more pictures and if i am right, that afternoon was the only time we didn't run to catch a bus or train... but it was a very relaxing and cultural day :D we had enought time to lay on the grass for hours (one of my favorite activities ever).


2009 Bojnice
Bojnice Castle


after Žilina and Bojnice we had another hike, this time to Donovaly, where people (in winter) go to ski and there is also a park with some stuff to go through the trees... wich was closed =( but that didn't stop us to make a hike through the "friendly hills" around =) it was a day to chill and relax surrounded by nature.


"This are friendly hills, they invite you to hike and go around, not like the Alpes, they are too imponent" - Kjara


2009 Donovaly


on thursday we went to another city, named Banská Stiavnica (very beautiful!) but we didn't stay in the city 'cause we were looking for a lake some minuets away from the city (but we had no clue how far away, we were prepared to walked an hour maybe). the lake was frozen!! ok, not ice... but it was the coldest mass of water ever in my life! i got an interesting experience when we got back to the city... because i thought i could go back to the room by myself. After many moons of this, i regret i didn't record a video of myself asking for directions or just took pictures of the area, the grass field, the border of the city...

so, back to "normal" or... "scheduled", we had to go to another city to make a couple of presentations for a Scout Troop, Kjara has a Kandersteg (International Scout Center) presentation, and i had about Perú. we had a nice time there!



2009 Slovakia
Giving the presentations


right after the presentation we got to go to the camping place we already agreed, not far away from Červený Kameň Castle, in the outskirts of Modra or Častá (Kjara please help me with the locations!). Although the Castle was very interesting, what i enjoyed the most was the musical festival with those folk (?) styles haha. i think that maybe if we would had been drunk there was the chance to go and join all the people who was drunk...





My tour didn't include the whole country and even when we were pretty busy with activities going on, i know there is a lot more of Slovakia to see. I enjoy my time there a lot thanks to Kjara, she is a great guide and very energetic person that i enjoy hanging out with :) Tomas was also great and very helpful on the weekend we spent camping, and i sooo envy his camera!!! Well, there some more Slovakia to see (check on the map below the places i went, just locations), and i would go back at any time and longer... 1 week was not enough!





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and even when this video was already in polish territory, it is part of my trip to Slovensko, when in the train going back to Poland. i had a route but the train inspector came and after checking she gave a new route i wanted to understand in order to look for the trains in the stations... she saved me 2 hours travelling and 1 stop over, so i appreciate it :D i just had to play the fool for some minutes :P hehe