My trip to Romania came and went in 48 hours.I went with from friends Rachel and Eric. The trip there was ok until we went to rent the car. We had problems. Basically the car failed to work and we had to pay for a new clutch. BOO!!! Basically all our plans were shot and it was Easter, which meant that our options were limited for alternatives so, we decided to head back home. We walked a lot. We didn’t have the time to take pictures because we trying to make arrangements to get back to Tisovec.

So I Present to you Travel Poetry Challenge. One of the few things good that came out of the trip. We had lots of time to kill on the train. Each poem is based on a challenge and written during our long travels on the train. Read More →

Slovakia, July 2006

Old street – Bratislava, Slovakia
Originally uploaded by � Maciej Dakowicz.

Ahoj and Greetings from Slovakia.

Who would have thought I’d be back in Slovakia again. Last year around this time, I remember thinking “It’s nice here but, maybe not another year”. Well, so now here I am teaching English.

It is amazing how God changes your expectations for life. I am continually amazed at how he provides things for me and leads me. One of the things I said around august of last year was “I’m not quite sure I’m done with Slovakia” I had this feeling God still had more for me to do. I considered coming back to teach the following august. Shortly after thanksgiving I received an email about the need for some replacement teachers in Slovakia. My first reaction was one of surprise and then disbelief. Needless to say Read More →

everyone I’m just letting you know I am going to be heading to Slovakia to Teach English at High School in Bratislava. I going through a program with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. I will be getting a stip-end and housing is provided. Of course whenever you go someplace new for an extended period time the initial expenses add up. I hoping to raise about $150, it may not seem like much but, every little bit helps. Donate what you feel you can. If you can’t I understand just keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I have a link to Donate via paypal if you would like or you can email me and I’ll give you the details for snail mail. Thanks and God Bless.

View from St Michael's tower, Bratislava

View across Old Town, Bratislava
Originally uploaded by pmecologic.

Hi, So a quick update…After Spending some time in Chicago to sort through things, and find some direction. I have been given an opportunity to return to Slovakia and teach English. I will be in Bratislava at the Lyceum School. I Should be leaving by the end of January, which is just around the corner. (If you would like to help me out financially you are more than welcome. Please let me know. Don’t get too worried about me though)

My time in Chicago has been fun, I’ve met some amazing people and done some pretty cool things. I’ve been to a Slovak Church, I’ve been to Millenium Park, I’ve riden the CTA, I have eaten Chicago style deep dish, I spent New Years downtown.

I still a list of things I want to do before I leave though. Like eat a Superdawg, actually get some pictures(I’ve been really lazy with that), See a Jazz concert or something and probally more will come up later.

Chicago was just a pit stop, maybe I’ll come back and stay alittle longer next time but for now Slovakia calls. The future looks bright. Who knows where I’ll around the bend, God has a crazy way turning our world upside down.

Installment 1 of AV-Club

Featuring a Taste of Slovakia with 2 Slovak folk songs
and 2 Original tunes from yours truly enjoy

Original Tune 1: I’ve got Everything to Lose

You said your Kingdom is like a pear
worth more than anything I got
And I will lay down All my Treasures
just to have a taste of what you Got

I’ve got everything to Lose
I’ve got everything to gain
and its all for you (X2)

I feel at times I’m in the desert
My soul it hungers and thirsts
You said you’re living bread and water
And I will eat and drink of you

You said I’ll have a cross to carry
You said I have burdens to bear
Sometimes I don’t really want them
and its more than I can bear

Original Tune 2: Little Bitty Love Song

Life’s a mess oh I know
I just want somebody to hold
I’m as crazy as can be
I’m lovestruck, that’s what you see

I’m hopping, hoping and moping
that you, would fall in Love with me (X2)

When you walk in my stomach’s a flutter
and my heart it melts like butter
OH babe I’m sweet on you
I’m in a sugar rush or two