BOL, the ultimate escape

 

There’s this island in Croatia that always leaves me speechless… It’s called Brač and the lovely town where I love to spend my time is named Bol.

I went on a solo trip this time. I just needed some time to regain my strengths and fill my cup with zero-planning days. Even though I was contemplating between visiting my human in Austria and going to the coast, I decided that some iodine infusion is probably way better idea. And beside that, I knew that visiting nice old fellas from Uni, Šime & Seba, would be the best idea possible! They are two extra active guys who always make sure that every day is fun and different.

After two days of acclimatisation (took a while, I know) I finally found some strengths to start exploring around and take some photos.

I’m not gonna drag more words out… I’ll just leave you with some photos…

 

– disclaimer no.1: I’m not a professional photographer but I LOVE making memories and recording them on the way.
– disclaimer no.2: I found that end of May and beginning of June is the perfect time for going here. There’s not a lot of tourists and temperatures are still bearable.
– disclaimer no.3: How the F is it possible that it literally takes you about an hour to edit a short video like this one?! Technology, I love you!
– disclaimer no.4: Scroll to the bottom to see the video! :))))

 

 

For more information visit BigBlue SPORT Brač <3

xo,

U.

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ZAKAJ SEM VSAK DAN #nasprehodu?

Ker pomaga!

Ker narava zdravi.

Ker je dobro za telo, predvsem pa za glavo.

Ampak, za lažje razumevanje teh povezav, se moraš z njo predhodno malček »skonektat« oz. bolje rečeno »re-konektat«. V naših celicah je namreč ta povezava dodobra zakodirana in vse kar potrebujemo je, da poiščemo ta ključek, ki odklene občutke sreče, ki nam jo lahko nudi le najčistejša oblika bivanja, torej narava kot taka.

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Kdaj ste bili nazadnje na sprehod?

Pa s tem ne mislim le na tistega do trgovine in nazaj – Kdaj ste se pohodniško oblekli, nekam zapeljali in odpravili na večurno raziskovanje narave? Če bi to vprašanje postavili meni 3 leta nazaj, se verjetno ne bi niti spomnila. Pa ne, ker narave ne bi marala – v resnici sem v gozdovih preživela velik del svojega otroštva in še danes se dobro spomnim kako smo s fanti postavljali »bunkerje«. Kasneje sem gozdove rada pretekla po dolgem in počez, vendar sem se bolj kot na okolje, ozirala na uro in na pulz, ki ga je ta pokazala. Ampak sprehodi, gore, energija, ki jo slednje oddajajo,… Ne, to mi je bilo tuje.

Do neke prelomne točke. Ne vem zares kdaj točno. Vem pa kje. V Slovenskih gorah. V teh skritih diamantkih, ki sem jih kasneje začela sistematično odkrivat in zbirat kljukice v svojem dnevniku. Brez ure, brez ihte, brez cilja. Zjutraj v hrib, zvečer nazaj, vmes pa sem v tačkah nabrala kar precej kilometrov. Zakaj? Razlogov je vsaj 100!

Če to prebiraš si Slovenec/Slovenka, srečnež oz. srečnica, ki se je rodila v državi, ki ima v dosegu nekaj sto kilometrov izjemno lepe gore, na drugi strani vinograde in na tretji obalo, ki je ravno tako unikatna. Istočasno pa spadaš v populacijo nacije, ki v povprečju preživi 79% svojega časa v zaprtih prostorih in v povprečju porabi skoraj 4x več časa za gledanje televizije, kot zunanje aktivnosti. Se želiš podpisati zraven?

Ne skrbi, zapis ne nastaja zato, ker te želim okarat! Nasprotno – skozi ta opis želim zbuditi tvojo notranjost, tvojo dušo, ki bi od takšnih aktivnosti imela največjo korist. Če preživiš nekaj ur v naravi, se spotikaš ob korenine in skale (to je verjetno bolj moja realnost, saj sem na trenutke skrajno nerodna), samo zato, da prilezeš do vrha, do izvira manjših potokov in rek, ki se skrivajo v naravi, doživiš posebno izkušnjo. Če imaš s seboj sebi drago knjigo, v kateri se lahko ob teh potokih dodatno izgubljaš in kot bonus preživljaš čas sam/a s seboj ter raziskuješ svoje miselne vzorce; bi na koncu res lahko rekel/rekla, da si imel/a slab dan? Verjetno je bil tole eden daljših stavkov, pa vendar upam, da ti je dal vsaj malček perspektive o tem, kakšna je naša občasna realnost. Govorim namreč o spokojnosti v njeni najčistejši obliki. O priložnosti, ki jo ima vsak izmed nas, da začuti tišino in mirnost.

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Pa vendar, na koncu ne gre le za to: S tem, ko si #nasprehodu in se z istim hashtagom podpišeš tudi na socialnih omrežjih (Instagram ali Facebook) narediš nekaj za otroke iz socialno ogroženih družin. Namreč ZA VSAKO OBJAVLJENO FOTOGRAFIJO bo Bayer doniral 1€ Zvezi prijateljev mladine Moste Polje. Denar se bo porabil za otročke, katerih starši si ne morejo privoščiti, da bi svojim otrokom nudili aktivnosti, ki bi jih bolj povezale z naravo (recimo obisk ZOO-ja).

Gre za najmanjšo stvar, pa vendar je na koncu lahko izkupiček za vse enormen. Vem, da na socialnih omrežjih preživimo veliko časa in če slednjega vsak drug vikend menjamo z dnevom v naravi, katerega oplemenitimo še s pozitivno humanitarno noto, si damo lahko konec dneva en velik »high five«.

 

Vesela bom, če se bo ta zapis delil in dosegel veliko oči.

 

Zakaj? Na socialnih omrežjih dnevno spremljam fotografije ljudi, ki pohajkujejo po naravi in v kolikor bi ti isti ljudje svojim objavam pripisali en preprost hashtag (#nasprehodu), bi lahko pomagali velikemu številu otročkov.

 

Močno verjamem, da je se je z določenimi občutki potrebno spoznati že v zgodnjih otroških letih. Namreč če imaš povezovanje z naravo privzgojeno, potem ga iščeš tudi kasneje, v odrasli dobi. To pa seveda pomeni, da si posledično v odnosu do nje bolj skrben, paziš kaj počneš kot potrošnik in do okolja ne gojiš popolnoma brezbrižnega odnosa. Resnično in iz srca si želim, da bi »naši otroci« v prihodnosti na Mati Naravo pogledali skozi te oči, sicer smo milo rečeno v težavah. In VEM, da bo to zanje lažje, če jo bodo spoznali v letih, ko so za te informacije najbolj dojemljivi in sugestibilni.

Za več informacij o kampanji obiščite njihovo spletno stran.

Ux

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MY HOMEland

Showing your homeland to someone who’s visiting it for the first time can be quite a bit of a challenge. My friends know that I’m the biggest homie when it comes to Slovenia and that I always want to show everything to those who are here only for the visit. I just love, love, LOOOOVE my country. I find it beautiful, safe, friendly and I kinda adore the fact that there’s not too many tourists around.  Luckily we’ve got almost 3 weeks for fun and exploring and I think we’ve spent them as efficient as possible.

I must say I really enjoyed the role of being a tourist guide to this human. We’ve got to visit some mainstream but cool places, climbed few mountains for sunrises and a sunset and enjoyed my hometown Ljubljana which was a proper show off in this summer-ish weather.

Here’s only a glimpse of places we’ve visited and a bit of a reword of thoughts I’m always saying.

I know I’m a lucky girl and I’m forever grateful at the same time! But you have as many options as Beyonce, or at least, as many as I have.

Everyday is truly a new beginning. A new chance to change, a chance to forgive, to love, to be present, to be you. Who-ever YOU want to be. Everyday you are in charge of making your own decisions. Decisions in thoughts, in words, in writing, in actions,…
We all want to make the best decisions we can for ourselves and someday that’s harder than others. In the last few months, my life has taken some major turns including some super hard decisions. I’m here today though, happy, unsure about what’s coming, but forever hopeful for the future. You can always take the easy way out and give up but true strength comes from pushing forward no matter what the circumstances are.

Wanna see what we’ve seen? Be my guest & take a scroll :)

 

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Vršič pass

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Mountains around Vršič pass

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Lake Jasna

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Climbing some mountains in the middle of the night…

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And capturing the sunrise on top of mountain Viševnik (2050m)

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Triglav seems to be so close from here

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Returning back home for breakfast :)

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No bad weather for photography (Soča valley)

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Boka waterfall

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Sunrise behind mountain Kladivo (2094m)

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Mountain goat Woutch

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As mainstream as it gets – Bled

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Sunset on Nanos

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Ursh Ljubljaning

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The most usual, indecisive pose I take about 100 times per day

 

 

Hope you found some inspiration for upcoming holidays! And remember: You will not get anywhere exciting by sitting around and waiting for the excitement to knock on your doors. Sometimes you just simply have to make the first move, pack you mountain gear and find the inspiration on the highway. Just don’t hesitate, make a decision and take this God damn first move!

xo,

U.

 

 

 

BACK IN PARADISE

Oh man, what a month! We’ve collected a lot of crazy memories and travelling back to Weißsee was definitely one of them. It was such a fulfilling and memorable experience. Wout was playing with his camera again and I was more or less just enjoying in the short weekend I got to reconnect with nature. I call it balanced life and I guess I shouldn’t complain about it AT ALL.

Wanna see some photos from the top?

Be my G U E S T <3

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(& of course you can read more about this place in my previous post)

 

A TRIP TO WEIßSEE GLETCHERWELT, AUSTRIA’S BEST SKI TOURING RESORT

Welcome to Weißsee Glacier World, a real paradise for ski tourers.

(all photos by Wout van de Donk)

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