Author: alexfranke8

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,…

Slovakia Update #104 – Košice Day Trip

Košice is a fantastic city, although I didn’t have much time to tour it. I was sitting in bed one night, when I get a text from my good friend Peter Babic. He asks me if I want to do something the next day. I say…

Slovakia Update #103 – Rotary Ski Week 2017/2018 JASNA

After a week of almost non-stop snowboarding, I feel like I have the right to say I am a bit tired. This past week I have been absolutely tearing up the slopes of the largest ski resort in central Europe: Jasna. From broken bones to shirtless…

Slovakia Update #102 – Banskobystrická latka

I have never actually seen a high jumping competition until today, and it was much more exciting than I could ever have imagined. I came into the stadium in Banska Bystrica with no knowledge of the rules or the athletes competing, but leaving I feel like I…