My dear friends! How are you? Hope all is well…
Hi Lewis! Today is Friday. Hopefully, your PC is repaired…..I am really interested in learning about your most exciting news. Please, do not keep us waiting any longer.
The other day, I went on business trip with my husband to Hungary as I mentioned. I have not been to Hungary since Slovakia and Hungary (amongst other countries) became part of the so-called Shengen area on 21st Dec. 2007. As Jonathan Marks pointed out, there are no customs checks. It is a sensational feeling… we can just sit in the car, drive about 50km and we are in Hungary without having to show our passport at the border. Hurray! Here is a picture of the river Danube which is a border- river between Slovakia and Hungary.
I have attached another photo taken in…. No, no… I will not tell you where the photo was taken. I wonder if anyone can guess which country it is.... Have you ever seen such a signpost? We were shocked and surprised when we saw this sign and took the photo immediately. It is really funny, isn’t it?
I was not planning to write about my country in general because it is so easy to surf on the internet and find links, photos and dates and so on about Slovakia. However, I will write some sentences because Jo asked me: ”How does the UK compare with your country?” Oh Jo, if I wrote about the differences between Slovakia and the UK I would blog for the next two months. There are lots of differences…the landscape, the beautiful green grass in England- it was really impressive, sheep and horses, the buildings, the traffic, the roads, the ocean, people’s behaviour, the education, and so on. I had read a lot about the UK before we went there, so there was not anything that surprised me… except for… all the restaurants and pubs were always full of people not only in the towns but even in the small villages. I do not really know whether they were all English people or tourists….but seeing that was really surprising. We went to a pub (I think, it was on a weekday) in a small village and it was crowded. This is not the same in Slovakia, I mean in villages….maybe in Bratislava (capital of Slovakia) or in biggest towns.Dear Jo, thank you for your comment,anyway.
I have added some links and you can all look at them if you are interested to learn more about Slovakia.
I would like to leave a special note to Naheed, Ana Paula and Adri – you can find lot of interesting writings and photos about Bojnice (where Marianna lives) amongst these links. Anyway, hi! Marianna!
Take care! Have a great weekend! See you soon,
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