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Childhood Memories. 90s Russia

I usually post texts about the trips or cultural aspects in a light positive way. This post will be less optimistic, so if you want to stay away from negativity, just skip reading it. I want to go back to my childhood and tell you about post-Soviet Russia. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991,… Continue reading Childhood Memories. 90s Russia

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Titov Trg, Sightseeing in the Heart of the City

One of the historic spots in Koper is Titov trg or Tito Square. The square was functioning as a market from around the 15th century, and it was one of the most beautiful markets in the area. The square is framed by the historically and culturally significant buildings, among which is the Assumption Cathedral. The… Continue reading Titov Trg, Sightseeing in the Heart of the City

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Dia de Portugal

Yesterday, 10th of June, Portugal celebrated the National holiday - Day of Portugal, also known as Camões. This holiday is dedicated to Luís Camões, who wrote a poem about great Portuguese explorations. Congratulations, dear Portugal! Thank you for sharing your discoveries and amazing historical facts with me and for introducing confidential and knowledgeable people. It… Continue reading Dia de Portugal

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Mother Russia (Summary)

My place of origin is complex, controversial, and never boring. Mother Russia gave the world life-changing scientists, marvellous musicians, great writers despite the fact that there were dark times when thinking differently was punished. It is the country of crazy YouTube videos and of genius people. The country of rich history and poor opportunities. It… Continue reading Mother Russia (Summary)

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Malta, Fortress -War Museum

Girls are not supposed to like historical military objects and war museums, but I do find something fascinating about them, something very masculine and powerful. I always adored history, and war history of the places I visited was one of my favourite things to discover. Due to its unique location, the island of Malta was… Continue reading Malta, Fortress -War Museum

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The Castle of Silves

I absolutely love history, and castles are a special part of this passion. No wonder I am so attracted to my dear Portugal, which is so rich in that. Like I already mentioned, Silves is a small town, but you can easily spend here several days, exploring the sightseeings. One of those attractions is the… Continue reading The Castle of Silves

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Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Here are the premises of the second oldest university in Europe! This is the heart of educational history! I was very excited to walk in that area, imaging that centuries ago, there were students wandering the same streets to get one of the best education in Europe. Being in academia for many years, I felt… Continue reading Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

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Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra

I made post with a big delay... Here are the pictures from my May trip to Sintra, a city by Lisbon (I already wrote a post about my trip there last year). During the trip this year, I visited the other places: Palácio de Pena (next post) and Castelo dos Mouros. I always had some… Continue reading Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra

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Bom Jesus de Monte, Braga

When the rain finally stopped, my colleagues and I went to visit probably the main sightseeing of Braga - Bom Jesus de Monte. This sanctuary the way it is now was built in 1722 in Baroque style although the first chapels dated back to the 14th century. When you approach the mountain where the sanctuary… Continue reading Bom Jesus de Monte, Braga