Upcoming Slovakia Trip
- I am happy to read about all of the good experiences on travels to SK! I will be headed there myself in a week, heading over after 6 weeks of exposure to Slovak Language at U of Pitt; we will continue with 4 more weeks in Slovakia, hopefully putting what we have been exposed to (and hopefully learned) to use.
Slovak is a fascinating and complicated language. I would recommend looking into it in depth for anyone with an interest. Between the language studies, cultural discussions and the activities planned for the 4 weeks study in Slovakia, I expect to come back with a nicely expanded perception of the country. As it is I am the senior person in the classroom, ironically with one student a "historian" researching the 1960's & 1970's! He doesn't understand that that is not history, that is current events recently past....
But it is all in your perspective. My first trip to Slovakia was in 1970. The program at Pitt is excellent with two native Slovak professors sharing the 5 hour a day teaching burden. It promises to be an interesting experience on this trip, and I will follow that up by lingering in Slovakia & Europe for another 6 weeks.
Yes, this is my trip with the luxury of time.
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, Cathie McAdams <ab8gv@...> wrote:
> It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I was first there in 2004. I vividly
> remember being surprised at the flower gardens, they looked like the ones my
> grandparents used to have. And the mounds of hay like in the illustrations for
> the Little Boy Blue poem. And the, for us, old-fashioned hay wagons being
> pulled by work horses on the road. About now is when the sunflowers are
> beginning to bloom, what a magnificent site of thousands and thousands of acres
> of sunflowers!
> Two of my cousins from Slovakia will be here in 2 weeks for a 6 week visit. I
> can't wait! We have tons of things planned. For one of them, it is his second
> trip here. I brought him over in 2006.
> Looking forward to more of your trip details. And pictures!
> Cathie McAdams
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