Slovakia Update #66 – Running

Finding inspiration to do something is like finding money in your pocket after doing laundry: you are excited that you found it, however what you do with it is anyone’s guess. While I was in class today, I was looking through some old photos on my…

Slovakia Update #65 – Teaching a Slav Baseball

Today I am going to take it a bit more relaxed, so please bear with me here. Today I wrote my next post in my series on the Slovak National Uprising, which you can check out here. But first, let’s get the the meat of today’s…

Slovak National Uprising – Information Post 4

Today I will be talking about a man that is hotly debated, a character that brought the Slovak Republic to its knees in the second world war. Some argue that this man was only performing what he saw was right for his country, some argue that…

Slovakia Update #63-64 – Halloween & Snow!

I must confess, that halloween is probably my favorite holiday out of the year. However, Slovaks don’t quite celebrate  it the way that us Americans do. So, Ashley, Nicole, and myself all decided that we would throw a western halloween party (more of a get together…

Slovakia Day 62 – Snow!

I can finally say that I have experienced Slovak snow. Yesterday, it was questionable whether it was snow or just some little rain, but today I can say for certain that this was full fledged snow. I was even able to get a video of it!…

Slovakia Day 61 – Cottage in Brezno

Yesterday I hoped that today would be more interesting, and it was. Just, not in the way that I would have hoped. In the end, it honestly was not that big of a deal, but at the time I was a little worried, no, I was…

Slovakia Day 61 – Rain or Snow?

The weekends are not good for my blog. It must be some kind of illness, that whenever the weekend comes I am stricken with an unbeatable laziness. I am going to have to do something about that tomorrow, because I certainly cannot go for more than…

Slovakia Day 60 – Making some Burritos!

Today was one of those days that had its ups and its downs. On downside, I struggled for nearly an hour and a half to get them money to buy groceries, and on the plus side I had the opportunity to make some American food for…

Slovakia Day 59 – Halloween Party

Halloween sure is different here in Slovakia. I found out today just how different it is, because I had the opportunity to dress up at school and go to a party in the evening. But today was not without it’s struggles, read on to find out…

Slovakia Day 58 – Tank Books!

Ashley, the exchange student here in Banska Bystrica with me, showed me the new bus station shopping mall that was just built. And in this shopping mall, there is a book store. I can see in the very near future very many of my Euros will…