Sunday, 31 May 2009

Korea

Jutro wylot. W zasadzie w ciągu ostatnich dwóch tygodni musiałam załatwiać rzeczy związane z wyjazdem, oddać dwa tłumaczenia, pojechać na szkolenie wolontariackie, ogarnąć stypendium na przyszły rok i... jeszcze kilka innych spraw. Tak czy inaczej, już wkrótce relacja z Seulu:)

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Bike Friendly Wrocław



W niedzielę wróciłam do Wrocławia i pierwszą rzeczą, która mi się rzuciła w oczy były rowery. Wrocław aspiruje do polskiego Amsterdamu i coraz lepiej wychodzi to zarówno władzom miejskim, jak i Wrocławianom. Jasne, że większość ścieżek rowerowych nie spełnia wymogów unijnych, ale najważniejsze, że pojawiają się i przy przebudowie ulic uwzględnia się potrzeby rowerzystów. Fajne jest to, że mimo brak kampanii pro rowerowej coraz więcej ludzi wybiera rower jako środek transportu z/do pracy czy szkoły. Dodatkowo wiele uliczek wokół rynku jest dwukierunkowych, czyli władze Wrocławia ponownie idą na kompromisy...
I trochę zastanawiam się czemu tyle osób w typowo polski sposób narzeka na "kocie głowy", wysokie bruki itd. we Wrocławiu, skoro tak wiele udało się wywalczyć i stopniowo coraz bardziej się poprawia.

Portal Rowerowy Wrocław:
http://rowery.eko.org.pl/

Monday, 18 May 2009

This is Iran. Part 1: Welcome in the greenest area in Iran!

In the meantime I added few pics from Iran. Enjoy.

In the very beginning... Tabriz.


Iranian bazaars date back to Middle Ages when merchants from Asia end Europe exchanged goods in Iranian cities such as Tabriz or Quazvin.


After taking this picture I was taken into police station (it was administrative building which shouldn't be photographed), fortunately policemen were very kind and let me free without any caution. It's just a proof that in Iran are secret agents as well as vice squad.


Every bus is divided into two parts: In front are seats for men whereas in the back there are seats for women. You can see this division even on a bus stop. The best example is metro in Tehran: yellow inscription "Women only" on the first and the last wagon shows exactly where you're not supposed to get in.


Typical Iranian street in Rasht.


General view of Masouleh village: the roof of one house is at he same time floor for a house above.


Masouleh is known as a region where are many local products such these dolls.


I really enjoy whole range of Islamic posters.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Last day in Prague/ Poslední den v Praze/ Ostatni dzień w Pradze.

Last few days I was accompanied by these two songs:





It is time to say goodbye for four months. I didn't manage to do lot of things, visit many places... At least there is something left for next year.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Can't catch my breath

This post is dedicated to all my non-polish friends or rather to all my friends, who are not able to follow this blog in Polish :)
Last few weeks were crazy... Few mates visited me in Prague, so there was a lot of fun, nice hang outs in Žižkov and Vinohrady and that was this more pleasant part I'd say. These events together with shows such as Envy or Tragedy made me really happy (and fact that squirrel tried to attack my on cemetery).
Along with that I worked, translated and again translated... Still catalogue with rings and jewelry is waiting for me plus some edit work... I thought that my last week in Prague I would spend in different way such as taking photos (ups! battery is dead), going to places, which I always wanted to visit and never had enough time... At least there is still MUST DO things for next term so I won't get bored.
Oh yeah, almost forgot, another thing I shiver is how to fix up my scholarship in PRG for next 6 months and then for another 6 months. Guess I must take care of it in 10 days during my staying in Poland.
And finally the last thing - South Korea. I fly on 1th of June from Berlin - anyone would like to put me up for one night? That would be lovely!


Getting nerdy...


I realized that, yeah it's cool that finally I'm able to get by on translations, however sometimes I lose myself in it and instead of taking pics I sit by computer and click as a nerd. Guess it's a sign of upcoming workoholism.
Getting late. Have fun with bird table from Hostivař: