Monday, September 28, 2015

Žuljana church

During our stay in Croatia we lived in a camp in a small village called Žuljana. The last day we wanted to attend a Mass in local church. Unfortunately there was no Mass for some reason but at least we enjoyed the beautiful view from the location.

Riki with our lovely diver friend Anežka
The tiny island is full of fluffy tame rabbits!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sv. Ilija

Today we went hiking on the peak Sv. Ilija. It's 961 meters high and the hike was totally worth the amazing views!

Marine course in Croatia

At the moment Riki accompanies me at a marine biology course at Pelješac, Croatia. We dive, identify marine animals and attend lectures. There's a quite a lot of work but we managed to take a few trips to the surroundings (and a restaurant) anyway.

The best way to study marine biodiversity.
Vineyards in Žuljana

Our responsibility is to identify the Echinodermata

Ophioderma longicauda... probably.

Astropecten bispinosa

Thursday, September 3, 2015

It's nice to see it..

Time flies and Riki has been already travelling for 4 years! I started to track her journeys on the blind map we have in the kitchen. Many places visited, even more await us!

More more Thailand! (It's a paradise!)

สวัสดี !
Thailand is a wonderland and here are some more photos, taken by my friends Míša and Kristýna, of how Riki enjoyed it :)

One of many tiny sanctuaries with offerings to the spirits... for me this is one of the most beautiful aspects of Thai culture, the animism is still alive!

We met two dogs in the jungle. At first we were a bit afraid of them as they were growling and barking and dogs in Thailand often carry rabies, but they kept accompanying us the whole day and were still friendlier and friendlier.. Eventually we were happy to have them as companions :)

Giant trees are... giant. See Riki? :)

Elephant statues in Bangkok. Elephants are everywhere in Thailand. Did you know Bangkok was the city with the longest official name? It's whole name in Thai is "Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Amorn Rattanakosindra Mahindrayutthaya Mahadilokpop Noparattana Radchhani Burirom Udom Rachnivet Mahastan Amorn Pimarn Avatarn Satit Sakututtiya Vishnukarm Prasit" (กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยา มหาดิลกภพ นพรัตนราชธานีบูรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์).
Like really.

Plantations in Khao Sok (เขาสก)
Collection of random bones in Kaen Krachan.

You wouldn't recongize it's not a tortoise