streda, 20. augusta 2014

Summer diaries II. - Vojka, Slovakia



This summer, I discovered a new place - a summer heaven on earth - resort Vojka. Vojka is a lake not far from Bratislava, around 40 km. Couple of years ago they started to selling land around it and made part of it a private resort of summer houses there. I am lucky enough to have couple of friends, who have summer houses there. In July, I was invited to spent a weekend there.
I met with Jana and Lucia, my beloved university classmates, and their families. We took a bike ride to the nearby village on Saturday night. There was a halászlé (a hungarian speciality - fish soup) competition going on, which means you can taste as much halászlé from different families serving it as you can and it is all free. We tried three and all of them were delicious. When we returned it was getting dark, but the look over the lake was stunning, with meadows covered in white flowers around it.
The next morning I went for a run around the lake, accompanied with Jana on the bike. Meanwhile Jana ś mom prepared another batch of the most delicious apricot cake - we lived on that stuff all weekend (at least I was).
We spent the rest of the day in the lake - my best swim of this season - or wandering between two houses - Jana ´s and Lucia´s. My man came in the evening and we showed him around the resort (it is him posing for a romantic picture with my friend Lucia :-) ).
For me, that weekend was the essence of summer. Kids (and me) jumping from pier into the lake, swimming, eating great food cakes, sun and friends... I could not wished for more. Thank you Jana and Lucia for introducing me to this amazing place!

Toto leto som objavila nové miesto - letný raj na Zemi - rezort Vojka. Vojka je jazero nie ďaleko od Bratislavy, asi 40 km. Pred pár rokmi tu začali predávať pozemky okolo jazera a na jednej časti urobili súkromné letovisko. Mám to šťastie, že zopár mojich priateľov tu má letné domy. A v júly som bola pozvaná stráviť s nimi víkend.
Stretla som sa s Janou a Luciou, mojimi milovanými spolužiačkami z výšky a ich rodinami.  V sobotu večer sme sa na bicykloch vybrali do dediny. Práve tam prebiehala súťaž vo varení halászlé (maďarská špecialita - rybia polievka), čo znamenalo, že ste mohli ochutnať toľko tanierov od rôznych rodín (kuchárov), koľko ste vládali, a celé to bolo zadarmo. Skúsili sme tri a všetky boli vynikajúce. Keď sme sa vrátili, pomaly bola tma, ale výhľad na jazero bol úchvatný. Všade naokolo lúky posiate bielimi kvietkami.
Na druhý deň ráno som šla behať okolo jazera, sprevádzaná Janou na bicykli.Medzitým Janina mama napiekla ďalšiu várku najlepšieho marhuľového koláča - v podstate sme na ňom ten víkend žili - minimálne teda ja.
Zvyšok dňa sme strávili vo vode - tu som si túto sezónu najlepšie zaplávala - alebo chodením medzi dvoma chatami - Janinou a Luciinou. Môj muž došiel navečer a tak sme mu s Luciou ukázali okolie  (to je on na poslednej romantickej fotke s Luciou :-) ).
pre mňa bol ten víkend esenciou leta. Deti (a ja) skákali z móla do jazera, plávanie, jedenie dobrého jedla koláčov, slnko a priatelia...viac som si nemohla želať.
Ďakujem Trtuš a Cuca že ste ma oboznámili s týmto skvelým miestom!






















utorok, 12. augusta 2014

Summer diaries I. - Baška, Croatia


I can hardly believe it´s mid -august already! Just few days left and the summer will be over, so it is time to recap.
I can not complain about my summer this year! It had everything you want from a great summer!
At the end of June, before the high season started, me and my girls went for a prolonged weekend to an croatian island Krk. We actually did nothing these days. We laid on the beach, swam, ate and drank. And that was it! The Baška town wasn´t overcrowded with tourists yet, the sea was refreshing, coffee was good and sun was shining. It was my first time there, so I did a little bit of exploring too (the town is not big and there is just few streets worth a walk, so you have plenty of time for laying on the beach).
A great start of the summer!

Neverím, že už je takmer polka augusta! Pár dní a leto bude za nami, takže najvyšší čas na rekapituláciu!
Tento rok sa nemám na čo sťažovať. Leto bolo so všetkým, čo k nemu patrí.
Ešte na konci júna, pred začiatkom sezóny, sme s babami vyrazili na predĺžený víkend na ostrov Krk. V podstate sme nerobili nič, len ležali, plávali, jedli a pili. A celkom to stačilo. Baška nebola ešte preplnená turistami, voda bola svieža, káva dobrá, slnko svietilo. Bola som tam prvý krát, takže som mestečko aj dôkladne prebádala (nie je veľké, len pár uličiek stojí za prechádzku, takže máte kopu času na vylihovanie pri mori). Skvelý štart leta!