Slovakia Update #114 – District Conference

Every year in District 2240, there is a conference held where Rotarians from the Czech Republic and Slovakia come together to discuss accomplishments, tactics, and looming issues. During this conference, the highlight of Rotary, the youth exchange program, puts on a performance showing off their countries…

Slovakia Update #113 – Vipers in the Veľká Fatra

When I first came to Slovakia, I saw it as a beautiful, tranquil, and safe country. One free of natural disasters and war. I still believe this statement, but I learned something today: Slovakia is a wild country, with the animals even wilder. Today we went…

Slovakia Update #112 – Cottage in the Mountains

My host family took me to their cottage in the mountains, and oh boy was it something else. When they first told me that they would be taking me to their cottage, I imagined a little one room building with us all huddled around a fire…

Slovakia Update #111 – Spring!

I love the fact that spring is here. You look around, everything is green and flourishing. The earth is happy and ready to party for the next 4~6 months. I took advantage of that today and decided to get a pair of inline skates and ride…

Slovakia Update #110 – Books

Today I want to talk about my mass consumption of literature over the past few months. After about three months, I noticed that I had come down with a terrible disease, known as boredom. This disease is not curable, but it is possible to delay the…

Slovakia Update #109 – Certain emails from certain someones

Today’s topic will be discussing my absence over the past few weeks. Something that I have been avoiding for a while now, but now I have a solid reason to begin writing again. Although I try to avoid writing topics complaining and writing about unimportant things,…

Slovakia Update #107 – Pilsen & Prague Part 2

I woke up early in the morning on Friday, feeling a bit tired but much more refreshed than the previous day. With the sun shining in through the windows, I knew it was going to be a good day. I walk out to the dining room,…

Slovakia Update #106 – Pilsen & Prague Part 1

When I found out that I would have the opportunity to visit the city of Pilsen I was ecstatic. Through the generosity of Mr. Holub, the kind Rotarian that hosted me, I was able to visit places I would never have dreamed I would be able…

Slovakia Update #105 – Day Trip to Bešeňová

Although I can’t call myself a connoisseur of water parks worldwide, I can note some very interesting differences between Slovak waterparks and Californian water parks. They both have their different perks, and both being aimed towards different audiences. We began our day in the early morning,…