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Language learning during travels

High Tatras, part 1 (Slavkovský štít, Veľká Svišťovka, Zelené pleso)

Introduction

The first time after my sabbatical in spring, I returned to my second home Slovakia.

I was looking forward to a hiking adventure in the High Tatras mountain range, where the general visitor is allowed to ascend the prominent summits from late spring to autumn (unlike to e.g. the Low Tatras where visitors have access the entire year).

Before I went by train to Poprad in the Prešov Region where I was going to stay for one week, I spent one day in the capital Bratislava for meeting with …

Wales: Culture, Places, and Outdoor Adventures

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Welsh Language
  3. Towns and Places
  4. The National Parks
  5. Conclusion

1. Introduction

Wales was the first foreign destination I haunted after finishing my engineering studies in 2010, and it was the first opportunity to improve my English skills outside an educational environment or the workplace.

I visited this small (the population is some three million), culturally appealing and scenically impressive country in the western part of the British Islands for the first time in 2014.

However, my first trip had solely been a short stay in …

The GR20 on Corsica: Hiking the southern part

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. My tour in August 2018
  3. Résumé
  4. Details of the tour
  5. Links

1. Introduction

Socializing during a hiking trip is great, especially when you hike on an exceptional and challenging trail like the GR20 (Grande Randonée 20) on Corsica, France.

And where else do you have the opportunity to take photos with high altitude mountains and the Mediterranean sea on it?

Word of mouth about the beauty of the unique nature still hasn’t spread yet it seems, access to the island is comparatively …