July 30, 2016

Healing on the Road

For many years now, I've been saying that travelling is like a therapy for me. This time, it got a literal meaning: four months ago, I injured my knee, but rather than recovering it in front of a television, I've been experiencing adventures across Europe instead.

In between my journeys through the United Kingdom, Italy and Hungary, I made a few smaller side-trips. Here's a collection of unsorted images I took during that period.

At first, I had difficulties with any uneven terrain; therefore, I began somewhere with step-free access.

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That said, my main target was cities, as one can easily roam through and see some lovely scenery. I went mostly around some smaller ones around the Czech Republic where I haven't been before..

Znojmo

Znojmo

A good thing in Europe is, you can see some cool old structures in pretty much any small town, so the list of interesting places to discover is almost endless.

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Mikulov, pop. 7 400

..But I didn't avoid visiting some larger ones either. Pictured below is the Millennium Tower in Vienna. You can read the story about that trip here.

Millennium Tower

While in Austria, I had a chance to see some neat nature, too.

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Banks of Danube, somewhere between Vienna and Bratislava.

Appealing nature is also abundant over here... (where isn't?)

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Panska Skala (mister's rock), a columnar basalt in north part of CZ.

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Viate piesky (blowing sands) or "discount Sahara" in Zahorie military district, western Slovakia.

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vineyards at Palava, south-east CZ

Moving between all the places meant to spend considerable time on a road. But since I do enjoy travelling, I was happy here as well. Moreover, planning and taking the roads can be a helpful practice for everyday life: wiling to discover a different new path or an approach is beneficial either way.

Storm above a road

Generally, an interstate is less scenic than a train, for example. Unless you run into a storm as heck...

Summer storms created more amazing skies later...

...but it wasn't all cloudy.

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On this sunny day, I went on a first hike involving some proper hills.

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It took some effort, but trips like these contributed towards the good healing process, and eventually, I was able to scale some fun terrain too.

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ladders in Adrspach

It's better to move each direction possible..

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somewhere down the underground

Because the life's not two-dimensional only.

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somewhere...


If you enjoyed this post, you might also like the picture collections I made earlier this year:

on the road

"Some Shots From January"

going places

"World is Good"

Thanks for reading.

Published by: Jakub Stepanovic in Collections

Comments

Susan Copas
July 31, 2016 at 16:41

Thanks for sharing your travels. I always enjoy seeing where you have been. I like your underground photo because the “stripes” on your shirt and the tops of the columns have an interesting similarity. You could be a high fashion model!

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    Jakub Stepanovic
    August 2, 2016 at 08:04

    Thank you, Susan.

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