29 October, 2013

Zaježová

Zajezova was “discovered” after 1989 by enthusiasts of traditional culture who established ”The School of Folk Culture” here. Its aim was mainly to reintroduce the traditional crafts of our predecessors to the youth.

Predĺžený výkend v Zaježovej.

photos / fotky

02 July, 2013

Slovak Paradise / Slovenský raj

Long weekend in Slovak Paradise with Klarka on the back and our lovely friends in the front :)

Predĺžený víkend v Slovenskom raji s Klárkou na chrbte a s dobrými priateľmi na čele :)

Fotky / Photos

17 October, 2011

Istanbul

Our honeymoon trip to Istanbul - city of two continents. We followed the Orient Express (t)rails and arrived by train. Definitely one of the must-see places on the World :)

Náš medový týždeň v Istanbule, meste dvoch kontinentov. Ak správni milovníci vlakov sme sa do Istanbulu dostali po koľajniciach po ktorých kedysi svišťal slávny Orient Express. Určite jedno z miest ktoré treba vidieť! :)

15 October, 2011

Belgrade

Stopover on the way to Istanbul. All er could see from this charismatic city in 24 hours :)

Medzizastávka na ceste do Istanbulu. Všetko čo sme za 24 hodín v tomto charizmatickom meste stihli. BTW jednosmerne lehatko Bruck -> Belehrad 39 € :)

20 August, 2011

Wedding | Svadba

Milions of wedding photos :)
From Tomas and from Vlado. The rest is on Facebook :)

Milióny svadobných fotiek :)
Od Tomáša a Vlada. Ostatné sú na Facebooku :)

30 July, 2010

Nitra

One day in Nitra - lovely city in Western Slovakia.

Spravili sme si malý výletík do Nitry :)


14 July, 2010

Košice

Our last sop on the way to Bratislava were Košice - a hard of Eastern Slovakia :)

Naša posledná zástavka na ceste do Bratislavy boli Košice - srdce východného Slovenska :)

13 July, 2010

Kiev - Ukraine

In our rush to make it on time back home for Danka's and Hojso's wedding we could stop in Ukraine only in Kiev but we know for sure we want to come back to Ukraine again and for much longer!

06 July, 2010

Baikal

Those pix are from Michael and Melanie from Deutschland. So please no credit to us :)

19 June, 2010

Mongolia

Our Mongolian dream trip is over but we have millions of pictures to remember it forever. Mongolia is just non-describable - you just have to come and see it!

We have 3 more weeks in front of us. We are taking train to Moscow and then another train trough Kiev to Slovakia. With some stopovers (Lake Baikal) we have still many things to see so stay with us :)

23 May, 2010

Beijing and the great Great Wall

End of our China trip - more than one week in Beijing (yes, we know it's too long in such a crazy place, but we simply got stuck in this nice but huuuuuuge city :-) ) - plus a day trip to less touristy parts of the Great Wall. Big thanks to Jose, Libuša and Franto for helping us to survive in that crazy city :-D

Naša čínska cesta bola zavŕšená (pre nás až) dlhodobým pobytom v Pekingu, odkiaľ sme si urobili jednodňový výletík, resp. túru k Veľkému Čínskemu múru.

21 May, 2010

Sichuan & Shaanxi

Observing giant pandas, joining tourist crowds visiting terracotta warriors and climbing holly mountain - that's about all we did in those few days in Sichuan & Shaanxi provinces.

Pandičky, terakotoví bojovníci, posvätná hora a kopec činskych turistov - to bolo našich pár dní v Sičuáne a Šánxi.


14 May, 2010

Yunnan - China

We spent our first days in China in amazing Yunnan province. In those first days we realized that China is nice welcoming country full of smiling people willing to help. Of course English is not big here but with hands and written main sentences you can get around easily :)

20 April, 2010

Vietnam

Just make a coffee for yourself, sit down and watch our 180 shots from magnificent Viet Nam! :)


28 March, 2010

Laos

Laos, once the Kingdom of Lan Xang or "Land of a Million Elephants" is one of the most spectacular countries we visited on our trip. We expected to see one of the poorest county in the region but thanks to the reforms (yes, done by communists!) and enormous increase in tourism (from 14,400 tourists visiting Laos in 1990, to 1.4 million in 2007) Laos is changing really fast. Electricity is reaching village by village, all the main roads are paved, the prices in high profile destinations are rising and the most common car is Toyota Hilux 4x4! Fortunately not the whole country seems to be not spoiled too much with all the tourists (like Thailand). It's still great to travel around and visit the cultural centres, colourful tribes or jump on one of the old noisy river boats :)

02 March, 2010

Thailand

Thailand the land of smiles (ok Myanmar should gain this superlative) has been fun from beginning to end - from sea to metropolitan Bangkok up to hills. We've been there twice, but may come back third time...

Thajsko - krajina úsmevov (hoci tento prívlastok si právom zaslúži skôr Mjanmar...) bola úžasná od začiatku do konca a od mora cez metropolitný Bangkok až po hory. Boli sme tu dva krát a možno sa ešte raz zastavíme :)


19 February, 2010

Myanmar

The bestest 28 days of our journey (so far). Myanmar has the loveliest people on the world with amazing honest smile :).

During our trip we did our best to give as least $ as possible to not support the greedy fat generals who rules the country. In the end we realized that our way of traveling is not the cash cow for them but the 60+ European package holidayers who sleep in govt hotels and travel with govt tourist agency...

Ok - enough politics, enjoy the pixs :)

Photos: Stanka, Martin and Polko


24 January, 2010

Sumatra

Jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser National Park - last refuge spots for Sumatran Orangutans - and New Year on Lake Toba.


Malaysia

Four stops on our way home. Colonial Malacca and Penang, busy Kuala Lumpur and Christmas on peaceful Langkawi Island. Than just short speed bod ride to Sumatra but that's on another post ;)


19 December, 2009

Singapore

Two short days in the smallest country in Southeast Asia. This highly cosmopolitan and diverse place is also 5th wealthiest country in the world and 10th most expensive city to live in :)

Dva krátke dni v najmenšej krajine Juhovýchodnej Ázie. Singapore je zaujimavé kozmopolitné a rozmanité miesto (žijú tu malajci a indovia no väčšinu tvoria čínania) a je zároveň piatym najbohatším a desiatym najdrahším mestom na svete.


18 December, 2009

Java

Two weeks in Java from East to West. Spectacular craters in Mt Bromo area (The Lord of the Rings was supposed to be filmed here!!!), historical Jogja (Yogyakarta) full of tricky batik salesmens, relaxing Pangandaran and crazy busy Jakarta - all that in 93 pictures :)

Jáva od východu po západ. Veľkolepé krátery na Mt Bromo (tu sa mal natáčať Pán Prsteňov!), historická Yogyakarta plná prefíkaných predavačov batiku, pokojné pláže Pangandaranu a šialená Jakarta - všeto v íš fotografiách :)


03 December, 2009

Bali

One week on the touristy Bali :) From Kuta to Ubud and Lovia and from there to Java. Bali is great location for simple independent holidqays. You just rent motorbike and explore it by your self...

Týždeň na turistickom Bali. Z kuty do Ubudu a od tial do Loviny a potom na Jávu. Bali je skvelé miesto na jednoduchú nezávislú dovolenku - stačí si požičať motorku a sám preskúmať čo tento ostrov ponúka...


22 November, 2009

Mt Cook

Well ok, we know. helicopter flight doesn't really fit with our "backpacker" profile... But the spontaneous decision to see Mt Cook and glaciers around was definitely a highlight of our 2 years stay in NZ :)

Let helikoptérov pravdepodobne nespadá do našeho cestovateľského profilu no určite to bol jeden z najlepších novozélandských zážitkov :)


New Zealand - South Island

Amazing spring weather in two and half weeks with only one rainy day :) Lots of tramping and bit of rock climbing and especially visiting places where we missed during last two year in NZ.

Skvelé jarné počasie kedy nám počas dva a pól týždňa pršalo ima jediný deň :) Veľa turistiky a trochu lozenia po skalách a hlavne túlanie sa po miestach na ktoré za posledné dva roky v NZ nevyšlo.


20 November, 2009

Abel Tasman

Here are some pictures from kayaking, tramping and sailing in beautiful Abel Tasman National Park on North-West of the South Island.

Národný park Abel Tasman ležiaci na severozápade južného ostrova po vode a zemi :)


15 November, 2009

New Zealand - North Island

Finally back "home"! Unfortunately only for a month and that may be it - forewer. Who knows if we will be able to travel so far in the future. But it seems Aotearoa is rewarding us with amazing weather and we are having great time. So be jealous if you want or just enjoy our pictures from Rotorua, Tongariri National Park, Hawkes Bay, Te Urewera National Park, Catle Point, Pinacles, Cape Palliser...

18 October, 2009

From Brisbane to Sydney

Rock climbing at Mt Tinbeerwah and Kangaroo Point Cliffs, 2 sweet days in Brisbane and passing disappointed through Gold Coast. Whale watching at Port Macquarie and then back to Sydney. That's end of our Australian adventure but our trip continues. So keep coming back to our site :-)

Lozenie po Mt Tinbeerwah a útesoch na Kangaroo Point. Dva dni v príjemnom Brisbane a cesta cez ohavný Gold Coast. Pozorovanie Veľrýb v Port Macquire a potom už len nazad do Sydney a koniec našeho austrálskeho dobrodružstva no nie našej cesty :-)


Australia ZOO - Crikey!

They say "there is no other zoo like Australia Zoo" and they are right! Direct contact with animals where many of them were saved and can't be returned to they habitats. And of course lots of Crocs! :)

16 October, 2009

Fraser Island

Amazing sand island on Australian east coast. Crystal clear (and bloody cold) water in the lakes, long beaches and hundreds of people on FWDs :-)

Nádherný pieskový ostrov na austrálskom východnom pobreží. Kryšltáľovo čistá (a studená) voda v jazerách, dlhočizné pláže a stovky ľudí na ich 4x4 tereňákoch :-)


15 October, 2009

Travelling Oz in Spaceship!

We spent two months in absolutely amazing camper - with always cooling big fridge, DVD player, comfy bed and unique back awnings which we loved especially during hot nights up North. Our Spaceship "Boomer" made with us almost 15,000 km without any problem. If you are planing to travel in Australia, New Zealand or in Europe go and check spaceships.tv and get one of those lovely small big campers!

12 October, 2009

East Coast

In a few days we passed trough chilling lakes, waterfalls and tropical rainforests of Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, watched a funny looking Platypus (according to Aboriginal legend, the first platypus were born after a young female duck mated with a lonely and persuasive water-rat!), skipped sailing around Whitsundays Islands covered by dust storm but snorkeled on Beaver reef and around amazing reefs of Lady Musgrave Island...

02 October, 2009

Cairns & Daintree National Park

Pictures from lovely Cairns and Daintree National Park where we saw some huge Cassowaries and beautiful fan palms.

Fotky z milého mesta Cairns a Daintree National Park kde sme videli obrovské Cassowary a prekrásne vejárovitá palmy.


26 September, 2009

Kakadu National Park & Darwin

Amazing, hot, full of flies, crocodiles, spiders, bats, tourists and lovely rangers - that's Kakadu!

Úžasné, horúce, plné múch, krokodílov, pavúkov, netopierov, turistov a milých rangerov = to je Kakadu!


18 September, 2009

Litchfield National Park

Lovely National Park close to Darwin. Although it's smaller than Kakadu NP, it's full of scenic waterfalls and waterholes suitable for swimming (without crocs :)

Milý narodný park iba na skok od Darwinu plný vodopádov a jazierok ideálnych na kúpanie. Žiadne krokodíly :-)


17 September, 2009

Devils Marbles

Truly a bizarre place full of huge rounded stones. Maybe some ancient ogre played bowling here... BTW it reminded us a place in India called Hampi - here is a link to our India 2006 photogallery ...

Na kameni kámen - pri pohľade na okolie sme si spomenuli na pesničku od bratov Nedvědov. Miesto vyzerá akoby tu zopár dní obri hrali guličky s veľkými okrúhlymi balvanmi...


Stuart Highway

Some random pictures from our way up to Darwin.

SK: Všelijaké fotky z cesty do Darwinu.

13 September, 2009

MacDonnell Ranges

Another Amazing National Park on the way :)

SK: Další skvely národny park po cste na sever.

11 September, 2009

Kings Canyon

This magic place was thousand times better than we expected. Maybe also thanks to storm thundering and lightening and wonderful colours after the heavy rain. And bit of fear from all of it :-p

SK: Toto magické miesto bolo tisíc krát lepšie ako sme čakali. Možno aj vďaka búrke ktorá sa ponad nás prehnala a úžasným farbám po daždi. A tiež vďaka strachu zo státia na jedinom kopci v okolí :-p

10 September, 2009

Urulu

We can imagine the moaning of our lovely friends if we will travel to Australia but skip the famous Urulu. Sure we were there and sure we are sharing some photos with you. Just click!

SK: Vieme si predstaviť frflanie našich priateľov ak by sme nepriniesli zopár záberov zo svetoznámeho Urulu :)

06 September, 2009

Aboriginal Dance Festival - Alice Springs

We managed to come to Alice Springs just on time for Aboriginal Art and Dance Festival. Here are some photos, enjoy! :)

05 September, 2009

Kata Tjuta

Not as famous as Urulu but still amazing hills just few kilometers from the big red rock. We did a short walk around it together with some flyes and tourists :)

SK: Menej známe ako Urulu ale stale skvelé miesto ibo zopár kilometrov od "veľkého červeného kameňa".

Oodnadatta Track

We could not resist! To have have a better look we rented a 4WD car for two days and did a part of the famous Oodnadatta Track :)

Outback!

This is how we always imagined Australia and here it is. Red, hot, dusty and abandoned! We love it!!!

Dubbo ZOO

Well we expected more "Safari" style experience and at the end it was just normal ZOO. But at least we finally had a cance to see kangoroos alive, not just dead on the side of the road :)

23 August, 2009

Pacific Highway

Random pictures from driving up north from Sydney to Port Macquarie

Whale Watching

Pictures from whale watching @ Port Macquarie.

Fotky z pozorovania veľrýb v Port Macquarie.

20 August, 2009

Blue Moutains, Australia

Just a quick one day stop in Blue Mountains which were bit gray but stil awasome :-)

19 August, 2009

Sydney

Three days in Sydney and we did a lot - got our lovely Spaceship Van called Boomer, had couple of drinks with Palo, Janka and Dirk and of course had a bit of time left for sightseeing :)

06 August, 2009

Fiji - Yasawa Islands

7 days on Yasawa Islands - Fijis main travelers attraction. We did bit of island hopping and were enjoying stunning white sandy beaches and crystal clear lagoons.
Our night with a local family in Namuamua Village up the Navua river and last few days busing around the Viti Levu Island.

21 July, 2009

Samoa

Talofa,

We didn't have much time to say goodbye to you, but maybe it's because we will have one more chance. The truth is, it was really tough to escape from New Zealand ;)
Huuuuuuge THANKS for all your support, help, hugs, smiles and gifts. You won't be forgotten never-ever and that is also why you made it to this spam email from the roads :)

You wouldn't believe it, but after all the chaos before leaving New Zealand, we didn't miss our flight and made it to SAMOA at the end :) So you definitely won't see us - troublemakers - for next couple of months.
We are in Samoa almost 1 week, but all what we managed so far was to get on one of the colourful local buses (btw. Orange is still missing here), heading to most beautiful and charming place on south-east coast of Upolu Island, called Lalomanu; found our romantic beach fale (small basic hut made from wood and palm leaves) just 10m from the sea; done lots and lots of reading, swimming or snorkelling around coral reefs; walked to nearest village to admire their slow, laid-back lifestyle and to speak to locals, especially saying hello to kids; eaten Samoan specialities each evening (we've even broken our strict vegetarian diet and tried the yummy dead fish here); had fun on fiafia (traditional dance performance, fire-show together with singing) and last but not least we slept 10 hours a day. What a tropical paradise! :)
Last 2 days we were already bored with doing nothing, so we had to come to the city - Apia and find the internet café. Addiction after being online 24/7 last 2 years :)))
Today we are meeting our Czech friends Jana & Lukas from Dunedin, renting a car together and going all around the islands. Finally doing bit of travelling. Till now we were more lazy tourists than truly backpackers. For this simple reason, we will bring you more stories and pictures about Samoa in our next email.

Tofa,

Stanka & Polko