BADEK’S NEWS I

One. Brazilian soccer legend Pele (C) makes an Olympic pitch as a Canadian space tourist prepares to blast off in Russia. Two. On Wednesday when the Dalai Lama arrives here, Mayor Dave  Bronconnier will plant a white cowboy hat on his noggin, but the world’s famous monk won’t have to recite the white-hat oath. Three.… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS I

BADEK’S NEWS (Babulka’s and Dedulka’s News)

Responding to the recent request by some people who want a little more information about not only travel, books and crafts, but what is happening around us in both our community where ever it may be and the world. The words “Babulka and Dedulka” (what means Grandma and Grandpa) are abbreviated to “BADEK”s plus the… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS (Babulka’s and Dedulka’s News)

“A Beauty on Danube”, Bratislava, Slovakia

On Saturday afternoon, after rain, we decided to visit the capital city of  Slovakia, Bratislava which is called by everybody “a  Beauty on Danube”.  It was half an hour ride from our village Male Levare.  All the family got together and joined us. Bratislava is a largest and the most important city in Slovakia, and… Continue reading “A Beauty on Danube”, Bratislava, Slovakia

Visiting the Imperial City of Vienna, Austria

It was a very hot day 33 degrees C with high humidity which makes the simplest task of walking, touring very, very uncomfortable. That was Vienna, beautiful, incomparable, cultural and a vibrant business centre. We visited it with Janko’s Slovak family’s  friend Karl, born Austrian. By profession he is a a bus driver and knew… Continue reading Visiting the Imperial City of Vienna, Austria

Thinking of Our Heritage (Tribute to Janko’s Slovak Family)

On the first Monday of  each August Canada celebrates Heritage Day. It is a big day. People come usually to the Heritage Park, look around to see how the pioneers arrived and they lived 130 years ago. My father’s village Male Levare in Slovakia exists more than 5 centuries. Now I know why North America… Continue reading Thinking of Our Heritage (Tribute to Janko’s Slovak Family)

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My Father’s Village Male Levare (Slovakia), Tribute to the Present

On arriving in Slovakia we were met by the present generations of my family. What really was the eye opener was the welcoming and friendly greeting we received from this family whom we had never met before, except by Skype or on telephone. They treated us immediately as not strangers but family members. We felt… Continue reading My Father’s Village Male Levare (Slovakia), Tribute to the Present

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Day 12: Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy is the last destination in our Mediterranean journey.             There are many islands in the Venetian lagoon? but the most famous are the Lido, Sun Michelle, Murano, Burano, and Torcello. In Venice is Piazza San Marco, bell chimes, pigeons (brave souls let the birds land on them) and violins play/ St. Marc’s Basilica, the… Continue reading Day 12: Venice, Italy

Day 11: Dubrovnik, Croatia

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA Founded in the 7-th century on a site called Ragusium by the Romans,Dubrovnik is a town in southeastern Croatia, located on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. A historic and picturesque town, Dubrovnik has long been known as a major tourist resort. The town faces the sea at the foot of the… Continue reading Day 11: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 10: Corfu, Kerkira, Greece

CORFU, KERKIRA,GREECE                                                                                                                  Situated between the heel of Italy and the west coast of mainland of Greece, CORFU was one of the first Greek Islands to attract mass tourism in the 1960s. Much of the Island still consists of olive groves, mountain of woodland. It is also thought to have been the model for Prospero’s and… Continue reading Day 10: Corfu, Kerkira, Greece