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Playing by the river Drac; GRENOBLE


One of my favorite spots to play with Aya and Evelyn 😀
We have a space on sand and pebbles to run and bark at each other 😛

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and they always get excited jumping up and down trying to catch the stick…
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they are both fond of water

DAY 31: From TRNAVA to VIENNA :)


31.01.2013.

Digital StillCameraI had to say Thank you again to my dear host Jozef in TRNAVA. Previous night he  was kind to take us for an extra night as our hitchhiking attempt was unsuccessful. So we had to take a late local train to go back to Trnava from Bratislava.

We shared a breakfast and then he walked with us again to a hitchhiking spot on a beautiful sunny day.

On the way we have seen the  walls of the old town…

Digital StillCamera220px-Spartak_Trnava_current_logo…and a stadium of a local football team Spartak Trnava, whose supporters are known to be the most passionate in Slovakia and the team has a long successfull history in former Czechoslovak league. They have even reached a semifinal of Europan cup in year 1969. This was at a time when football wasn’t infulenced by big money like today.

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We say goodbye to our dear friends Jozef and Garofix as we hitchihike for a second day in a row from Trnava to Bratislava

We got a ride in less then 30 minutes and in Bratislava we catched a train to Vienna and saved a bit of money by buying a ticket for half of the journey. In Vienna I had arranged a couch for us with our new host Ash who also has a dog 🙂

Digital StillCameraAs Ash was at work when we arrived, there was time to explore the city center before we met him later at his home.

Digital StillCameraVienna has a rich history and you can see it almost on every step in the old town. As it was under Habsburg rule for many years and later a capital of Austro-Hungarian empire it has many significant buildings from those periods.

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One of the most famous and oldest is a St.Stephen’s cathedral or Stephansdom which has been built in 12th century and has since dominated the center of town. Here is a post on Evelyn’s blog about it 🙂

Digital StillCameraAnother well known site is Hofburg imperial palace that was the center of Habsburg empire. Today it is an official seta of an Austrian president. We only had time to see it on the outside.

Digital StillCameraWe took a moment to take a photo together and

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We have traveled for one month already and experienced many wonderful stories and I was very grateful for all the amazing people we met on the way.

The trip has already been a big success as we have talked with many people from different organizations working with homeless people and also with some who have other social projects like a kids therapy center OSTOJA in Wroclaw.

I gained a lot of experience from all this encounters and learned a lot about the situation of homeless people around Europe. And now we were getting close to Balkan countries where I come from and I was excited, specially about the trip to SARAJEVO; my birth place.

Digital StillCameraDigital StillCameraAfter that short stop we went to O’Connors old oak pub where my dear friend Gaz works as a head chef. We used to work together in Dublin in ELY restaurant in DUBLIN and now he has been living here for three years already.

Digital StillCameraI remembered my first trip to Vienna last summer; I spend few lovely days with him and his family and he was a saviour on my arrival.

Digital StillCameraThis time he was very busy so I enjoyed the beer while Evelyn was asleep.  The pub was buzzing and it was great to see they are doing soo well.

Digital StillCameraAfter that it was time to meet our host Ash, so went to his place, where Evelyn started playing with his dog 🙂

We then went out for few beers and the night ended very late.

 

Brno in January… Czech republic


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Sunny day in Brno so we went for a long walk around…

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and we met a dog too…

DAY 22: WROCLAW-visit to Ostoja and their center for kids with special needs


Our host Adrian used to volunteer in Ostoja therapy center as a music therapist.

Digital StillCamera Digital StillCameraWe went there in early afternoon and on the way we stopped in a park nearby where Evelyn chased the birds and ducks and again like in Berlin she had a short swim in a cold water of an almost fully frozen lake. She was quick to get out and continue running around happily…

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Ostoja has different centers and I got a contact from a girl that works in a therapy center for kids with special needs.

Digital StillCameraMargarida was very kind to take some time to show us around. They have different types of therapy for kids and we had a chance to see the dog therapy room and talk to a lady that was working there with a 12yr old kid.

Digital StillCameraDigital StillCameraThe dogs are specially trained, they have soft fur which is great for touch sensitivity of kids. With each kid they have an individual approach depending on their needs.

Digital StillCamera Digital StillCameraShe took us to other rooms, one of them was a stimulation room with music and light features. Margarida was trained in Portugal and this is her second time in Ostoja where she first volunteered few years ago.

Digital StillCameraDigital StillCameraEvelyn was all this time playing with the dogs outside and she really enjoyed it… they were sad when she was leaving…

It was great to see this center and everything they do there. I didn’t have time to visit their center for adults, but maybe some other time.

Digital StillCameraDigital StillCameraLater that day we met with Adrian and few other guys. We had a beer in a cool studio apartment where our host made a nice bar 😀

DAY 15: sites of Berlin and we visit homeless hostel to arrange meeting for next day…


IMGP1096IMGP1097We go for another walk around Berlin… through the parks

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and then to one of the Berlin wall sites…

IMGP1109Evelyn looks funny every time she puts her moustache in the snow 😀

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IMGP1127then we visit Charlie´s checkpoint, one of those famous sites from time of Cold War…

 

 

IMGP1154IMGP1144and after in the evening we are in Alexander platz with famous TV tower…

and in the homeless hostel from GEBEWO where after a short talk I arrange to visit them tomorrow morning 😀

Geneve was a great boost for the rest of the journey


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Staring and then Chaton jumps and…


… runs away very fast… dogs are so curious but Chaton keeps distance 😀

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View we had in Toscany :D


It is one of the favorite places I visited this year…

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And Olive picking made it even more special 😀 also for the dogs 😀 😛Image

 

 

Evelyn and Aya playing yesterday morning in Zagreb


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