I scored a couple of $10 plane tickets to Malta with Ryanair. Why not? It was a nice little break. We stayed in Buggiba Beach in a pretty crappy hotel. It was $23 a night for two people with Breakfast and Dinner included. For that price our expectations were low. Surprisingly, it wasn’t so bad.…
I have not written in quite a while. For the past three months or so I have been volunteering and delivering food to Ukraine and various places here in Slovakia. We also transported people out of Ukraine and away from the border. So far, we raised over $20,000 for this effort. As a result, I…
České Budějovice and South Bohemia
I spent a short time in České Budějovice teaching English. This small city in South Bohemia is beautiful. The people were friendly and the whole vibe of the place was great. I wish I had more time to explore!
We spent a couple of days in Chișinău, Moldova. You can get there easily by marshrutka (minibus) for around 5 bucks. Moldova is a very poor country, but the people are friendly and the landscape is beautiful. We walked around the city center and made our way to the flea market near the train station.…
From Kyiv Zhuliany Airport (the small one), we boarded a flight to Odesa. This flight was operated by Motor Sich with a Soviet-built Antonov AN-24 built in 1973. The flight cost maybe 40 dollars. Odesa is a beautiful port city on the Black Sea coast in southwestern Ukraine. Highlights included Potemkin Stairs, Vorontsov Lighthouse, and…
Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum
During our trip to Kyiv we decided to visit the Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum. The museum is next to Zhuliany Airport not terribly far from the city center. The entry fee is 100 hryvnia, about $3.75 and well worth it. There are many examples of Soviet aircraft to be seen. You can even go…
We found a $10 plane ticket on Wizz Air to Kyiv (Kiev). We had a little extra time and decided to leave Bratislava for a few days and check out the Ukrainian capitol. The flight was only about 80 minutes or so and took us to Zhuliany (IEV) airport which is far closer to the…
Prague Ghost Town
We went to Prague recently and it was pretty much a ghost town. The tourists had not returned. I could actually walk along the Charles Bridge without bumping into anyone. Usually the bridge is packed in a similar fashion to Bourbon Street in New Orleans. While tourism is essential to the economy, the quiet streets…
We took a week off and visited Lučenec, Trebišov, Michalovce, Humenné, Bardejov, Prešov, Poprad, and Banska Bystrica. Here are a few photos from along the way.
It has been a while. Here are a few funny signs and logos spotted around Bratislava.
Hrad Devín (Devin Castle)
This morning we decided to go for a walk along the Morava River and check out the area around Devin Castle. We wanted to avoid the buses so we took a train from Hlavná stanica (main railway station) to Devínska Nová Ves. The ride costs around 85 cents and the trip only take around 15…