Lisbon at night

In May of 2018 I had a chance to visit the amazing Lisbon. We stayed in a hotel called TheHouse near the Jardim da Estrela park. One of the great features of this hotel is access to a roof terrace. While I believe many places in this city allow this, it was the first time I have seen anything like this.

Lisbon at night

The Nagano Tapes

Nagano 1998 is the first Winter Olympics that I remember watching on TV. Before that I was too young to understand sports. But this time it was properly heated up by the media because of all the NHL stars coming to play for  national teams.  I took the bait.

I remember team Russia nailing every opponent, even defeating Czech Republic in the round robin with a miraculous comeback from 1-0 to 1-2 in the last moment. I was amazed at how well it went, it seemed to me that the Russian hockey team was unstoppable.

Because I was a school kid back then, I couldn’t stay up late to see the games live, I would wait until they are shown in recording the day after. I remember calling my granddad to ask about the finals, and he just told me calmly: “Wait ’til you see it for yourself.”

The final was such a blow to me. Can you imagine that it was the first time I have seen my favourite team lose? And it was the gold medal game of the most prestigious hockey tournament in the world!

I have been waiting for Russia to win gold ever since. I have been granted my wish only 20 years later 🙂

But now looking back at it all, I can see that it must have been such a huge moment for the Czech team. Especially now that I know the back story of Czechoslovakia-USSR relationships. So my schoolboy feelings aside, this looks like a very very impressive documentary about the Czech victory, give it a shot.

https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/playback/the-nagano-tapes-five-rings-films/

You never know when you’ll need the toaster repair skill.

Dropped my toaster. Now I know how important it is to beef up the toaster repair skill. You know, to get ready for when the Wasteland happens.

Let’s hope my repair today will happen without blood sausage explosions and things turning into thin red paste.

Happy New Year 2017

I hope it’s not too late yet to wish you all a Happy New Year. May it bring you more good things, good thoughts and great experiences!

Надеюсь, еще не поздно поздравить вас всех с Новым Годом. Мы желаем вам в новом году больше хорошего, добрых вещей и отличных свершений!

The singing fountains redux

To tell you a little bit more about the previous post on this blog I decided to post more pictures of that fountain. The place is called The Singing Fountains, and it’s a great sight. I fear the photos don’t give enough justice to how beautiful it really is. But still, take a look!

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