Sunday, October 02, 2005
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Challenge is big, but that's what makes the life unique experience. Choosing the easiest options isn't the right way. (Yes I know I just confessed that I started to look for the job in Slovakia because it was the easiest option, yes, yes I'm not a superman... ) Going beyond your capacities isn't good either. The best is to stand on the ground but trying to reach as far as possible... That's what I'm doing now. Fortunately I'm standing on the stable platform, but to satisfy the expectation as mine so mine employers and also mine students I have to stand on tiptoes and stretch my hand above my head... Teaching is taking all of my energy and power. I need to use all of my knowledge and skills, and still I'm not doing the best job I think I could. It gives me the highest satisfaction I ever experienced. Non of the previous job was even close, neither none of the other activities, except traveling... I discovered that to be a teacher is my life profession. There is no necessity to say any strong words. One month is definitely not enough to say anything like "I will be a teacher till end of my life", and if the circumstances doesn't change I will probably be forced to do something else, or somewhere else. But what I know now is that I'm happy... Even I'm tired, and frustrated little bit because it isn't that easy. I didn't had any big expectation, and I was almost positive that it will be hard -why should I have it easy, when I wasn't really nice to my teachers... It isn't a problem it is only that I have to get used to. There will always be nice students who do everything somebody tells them, and there will always be also the opposite ones, and it is good that it is like that because balance is important. So I'm thankful to all of them, I'm thankful for their patients with me. I'm really trying to do my best. School is my life now. I don't do any thing else. I let go my PhD studies, and all other side project. Some of them I would like to get back... Now I'm just waiting when will my hectic life style calm down little bit so I can do sport again, that I could draw again, and of course travel again. Everything needs time. Now I have to focus to the topic. And my topic is called MATH. So all my daily activities turns around this subject. If I'm not dealing with actual mathematic problems, than I'm dealing with other school thinks... And there are always thousand of them, like tons of questions from the students, or doing the paper work, or attend the staff meetings, or just taking the necessary brake from neverending talking... The weekdays runs in speed of light and the weekends gives me just enough time the do minimum of necessary relaxation one need to survive. OK, OK now I exaggerated a little, but this is how I see it now. I'm sure that it will calm down latter. And that it will be only better. Even now I'm doing really good. The feedback energy is so big that it makes everything running alright. YEAH EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT... EVEN MORE ALRIGHT THAT IT IS NOW. VOW
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
I'm back from another exciting journey. It was shorter than the last one, but much more intensive and real, because I was limited with money, and because I visited different countries of course. It was also harder and more difficult, but therefore I like it more, and I have really nice and “strong” memories. The trip can be divided into 3 main parts: hitchhiking there and back –this was the most difficult part, because I was alone, so I was thinking a lot..., plus I made more than 8000 km criss-cross Europe, so I was thinking a lot..., I had to talk to many drivers, I had to stand many hours on the sun, and some also in the rain! ...but I like it, so it's not such a big problem for me as it could be for somebody else. I made it in 6 days from Bratislava to Algeciras and in 5 days back -well actually in 4 days from Malaga, but it took me whole 24 hours to get from Algeciras to Malaga -shit I waited 19 hours on one gas station (with 3 euros -witch I spend for the train from Bratislava to Galanta)!!! Second part was the days in
But anyway it was an excellent and interesting trip. We explored the North Africa. First we went to
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Here we start.... Small town Merzouga on the edge of desert Erg Cherbi, camel's and me and 45Â°C in shade (120 F). If you check the map is quite far away from Borders. Well the reason is very sad. All pictures since Ceuta till Fez (except one + one video) are gone... We burned them on CD, but this get broken on the way back, and we had only no back up CD... So we got only pictures since Merzouga till the end. This town is close to Algerian borders (witch are closed for everybody) so one could think that it is dangerous out there, but is not. The desert makes a safeborderr zone, because it's not so easy to cross it. Anyway we did a small trip to explore new surface for us.
Monday, September 19, 2005
This is how we chilled under the date palm trees. It was so hot that we was not able to do anything. We did only the necessary stuff like getting the water, cooking food (only soup) and laying down. The wind was more hot than the standing air because it came from sunny areas. Don't get it wrong we red only for couple minutes and than we get too tired to read any longer...
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Travelers in Morocco! Well we all should bow down in front of Lubka because she did it all with almost no comments, no arguing... In the middle of the trip (High Atlas) it was finally too much for here -but I would like to see you with altitude sickness, bad diarrhea and dirt everywhere!!! It was hard for us as well. We slept under the plain sky, we et the cheapest food, drinked just iodine water and always moved with our baggage on the shoulders. No one from us will ever forget the first night in Morocco: it was in Tetouan. We came to the town at night and didn't wanted to stay there, but there ware no more busses leaving till morning. Of course there was also no good time to look for bugged hotels, so we decided to sleep close to Main Bus Terminal... Probably the most dangerous place in town. There was on old market place and mosque, so we just laid (well half laid half sit) down there. Just so with backpack under the heads. There was an old guard who told us to move closer to him, so he can watch us during the night. Thanks to him we closed our ayes at least for couple seconds. It was really loud and noisy place with lot of drunk guys. And marocains don't look friendly even if they are sober -at least not on the first look and during the night. There is no other girl like Lubka...
Saturday, September 17, 2005
The desert!!! Something none of us saw and tried before. I sad tried, because to make a trip to a desert means to feel it with all senses. Ears, because of the wind. Touch, because of the sun and sweat on the skin. Taste and smell, because of the send in your mouth and nose. And of course ayes, even because there is maybe not much to see, but one will never forget the picture of desert.
Friday, September 16, 2005
Thursday, September 15, 2005
High Atlas was definitely the most exciting part of the trip. It was also something like a middle of the journey - we stopped going south and after hiking the highest peak of north Africa we turned around and headed back north. We spend 3 nights in mountains -finally we get chilled little bit: While I was descending the J. Toubkal there was an ice storm!!! I was so glad I had my rain jacked -even I didn't needed it almost the whole trip.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
As I sad we get there by hitchhiking, so we wanted to try it also in Morocco... well nice try but we gave it up pretty early. It didn't look always like this. No, the problem was money. They wanted us to pay for hikes -of course as much as possible. We didn't knew how much is enough so we decided rather to travel by buses and cabs cause they have fixed prices.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
The ***** (five star) hotel in Marrakesh looks like this. No I'm just kidding of course. But if you have 20 euros and you are 5000 km (3200 miles) from your home I'm sure you will call place like this five star hotel too. We had A/C -it was on the top of the roof with no wall as you can see. We had beautiful view of the town, we had original berber carpets on the wall, enough to eat, enough to drink... what else you would like to have?
Friday, September 09, 2005
Thursday, September 08, 2005
We don't have much pictures from town because as I sad we lost the pictures from the beginning of the journey -in Fez we did lot of pictures of medina (old town) and town as well, and since than nothing else was so interesting... This one is from Marrakesh