Slovakia Day 44 – Doctors, Police, & an Update

I wish I could write about how wonderful my day at school was, and how much I learned today. However, I was not able to go to school today because I had be stabbed a few times, and then head over to the police station. Don’t believe me? Read about what happened. 


EDIT: I must note today is a very important holiday, find out more here, (October 9, Leif Erikson Day).

Doctor’s Office

I woke up this morning about 8, to get ready to go to the hospital. It was finally my time to go and get a physical done by the Slovak medical team. I don’t know if I have said this before, but I felt like my life was part of some side quest in a video game. We had to run to 10 different people to get everything that we needed done, and in the end it took us nearly 4 hours just to get my physical done. The worst part by far had to be the part where I gave blood. I am not fond of needles what-so-ever, so when they come out of nowhere telling me they are going to drain me of something vital to live, I was very concerned. But, I powered through it. 

Police Station

Once we were done with the physical, it was straight to the police station. For some reason, there was some kind of issue with the acquisition of my visa. I was trying to be nice to the police last time I talked to the here, but this is enough. The police station is severely understaffed, and the queue machine that was used at the specific station that we went to hardly worked. Of course, this is not the individual worker’s fault, but it is frustrating how unbelievably slow the process was. We waited 2 hours j[[vvust for the queue machine to decide to give us a ticket, and then another hour waiting for it to be our turn. I am very thankful for my host dad for putting up with it, and helping me out with the process. Fortunately, I finally (I think) have my visa! Which means that I am in the clear for the next year or so. 

Some Things I Miss

I have a few things I would like to talk about here. Today is my 44th day here in Slovakia, and I have come to realise that I am missing quite a few things about my life back home. Some of these things I did expect to miss, some I had no idea. To begin, what I absolutely miss the most is driving. Most people that live in Los Angeles would disagree wholeheartedly, but I really do miss being behind the wheel. I don’t know if it is my inherent competitive nature, wanting to speed down the highway passing people as I please  be a law abiding citizen never breaking the speed limit, or what, but I can say for certain that I miss it. Another thing that I miss, is being able to go out and have fun at night. They are stories for another day, but I miss being able to do dumb things with the only consequence being that my mom is a little upset. Every mistake/adventure that I create here is something that holds the power of sending me home. Oh well, I guess it is something I will have to get used to. 


A little update: I am going to be gone all weekend (again), so I don’t know what I am going to be doing post-wise. I am going to be going to the High Tatras, finally completing my Tatra adventure. However, this is going to be a rather large adventure, and I think that it would be better for me if I focused on the trip than writing blog posts for the weekend. I cannot promise a post Friday and Saturday, but I might be able to squeeze something in Sunday. I might write something in advance and schedule it to post while I am gone (possibly finish up another post or two for my project), but I am not certain yet. As for the rest of the week, it is up in the air what I will be doing. I just thought I would give a bit of a fore warning! I don’t think I explained this earlier in the post, but there are so many ID cards I have to carry around here!

Word of the Day

Alright, time to wrap it up! Today’s word of the day is:

Dnes – Today

Pronounced dnyes in English. Very useful in conversation!


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