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Winter hit. Slovakia.

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I’m keeping winter very close, it seems. As much as I hated the cold before, I got to really appreciate the beauty of the nature during the peaceful white season. All thanks to my Estonian experience. I’m used to the cold so I am searching for snow every now and then. Or, it so happens that it’s searching for me.

Here are some bits and parts of Slovakia. Had a week of travel again. Can’t stay put. Lovely weather although winter hit the country quite bad in some days with snow blizzards causing chaos on roads. Ladies and gents, without further ado, I give you… Eastern Slovakia.

Sirava lake.

tree island

dive in sirava

Winter fog. There’s something about its quiet that brings peace to my mind.

foggy road

foggy frozen lake

fogged up house


high tatras

blizzard lane

blizzard road

blizzard time

blizzard blind


winter meltdown

On the road.

sunny winter ride

sunny winter roads


sunny winter

bw snow time

sunny winter park

winter clouds


rural snow bw

Wooden church in Snina

look up to something

dear deer

Dream on.

dream on

Merry Christmas, dear people!

Gifts were opened this morning and joyful smiles were put on by everyone.
I’m very grateful to be home, close to my family and happily celebrating Christmas in the traditional Romanian way: sharing memories, presents and a comfortably peaceful diner.

Oh, the joy of sisterly embrace! Such a magical moment. 🙂
Alexe sisters are reunited again!

Photo credits: Theodora Alexe

Also, I am very happy to have met some of my friends from home. Although distance kept us apart, thank you for keeping me close to your heart. Updating now begins. Let the funny stories flow.

Happy Saint Nicholas!

I hope you were good kids this year, dear people, and that this morning you discovered sweets and treats from Santa’s cousin 🙂

In Romania, the tradition is that children clean up their winter boots the night before St Nicholas and carefully place them close to the door. If they behaved the year before, they will find chocolate, candy and any little toys that could fit in the boots. Unlike Santa, Saint Nicholas (Moș Nicolae) is never seen by kids. They have to be asleep when he comes at night.

It’s the first year that I am not close to my sister on the holidays. Sorry, sis. I hope that the short visit in London and the great time while sightseeing was a wonderful present of itself. The joy should last till Christmas Eve when we will meet again. Can’t wait!

Meanwhile in Tallinn, the third ESN trip to Lapland is about to begin. It will surely be the coldest of them all. The weather forecast showes -24 Celsius, so hang on to those gloves as we will cross the Arctic Circle. First we’ll take the ferry to Helsinki and then the bus for a many-hour trip to Rovaniemi. I hope that the sky will be clear so that I could see the magical Aurora Borealis.To avoid further confusion, yes, I will see Santa, so tell me what you want for Christmas and maybe I can put in a good word for you.

First snow in Tallinn

If a couple of days ago I was still admiring the golden autumn leaves in Kadrioru Park, nature gave me a real cold wake up call this morning.
For the first time in minu kalis* Tallinn, I realise that winter comes sooner here and it will be stronger than anywhere else I have experienced it.

Good times await. Keep warm, stay joyful! 😀

*Estonian for my darling, my dear