Igor Travels Abroad

"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."


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Giving Back to Those Around You. Is it that important?

July 26, 2014

 

This is an ever changing world.

 

Let’s face it, the economy in the US is far from being the best. It’s collapsing.

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Poverty can be summed up in one word, insufficiency. The prison rate has doubled. The suicide rate keeps increasing. 38 + percent of all accidents here in the US are caused by drunk drivers.

Doesn’t this this tell you something?

 

They are all the result of stress. Stress and tension. Let’s use road rage for example. Have you ever had someone tell you that you’re number one while driving? Or honking at you?

 

I sure have while cycling and there is nothing more terrifying having a huge truck behind you just continuously blowing the horn. Now either there are two things, they are having a bad day just like all of us do sometimes, or they’re morons.

 

My point of that example was to show that even things, like road rage, you never know what the other person is going through to cause this.

And we possibly can’t know what people in stress are going through. But, we can help.

 

Do you give back to others or help those in need?

 

Is it important to you? How do you look at those people?

 

 

Everyone has their own logic behind it.

 

When is the last time you and your family volunteered or donated your time for a cause?

 

For me personally, I get much more happiness out of twenty dollars spent on someone who needs help, compared to something extra for myself. Like, oh look, that cool video game is now only $30!! What if I used that money together with my mom to go to a Russian Kindergarten for orphans with $30 worth of playground toys to kids who lost their mom’s and dad’s, probably do to stress in their lives.

 

Now to me, heck with that $30 video game, now there are dozens of orphans who can have fun and be a little happier in their lives.

 

Greed isn’t the answer. Remember… most parents teach their kids to share.

 

Think of a way you could help someone right now. You don’t have to execute, just think about some ways you could make a difference.

 

How would you feel being in those needy person’s shoes?

 

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Leave a comment below on how you have helped someone in need.

 

Auf Wiedersehen and have a nice Sunday.

Igor

 

 

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”


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Is Europe Really That Beautiful? Like Switzerland?….

Have you travelled before?

Maybe to another town? Or state? Or even another country?  Well most of you all know that every place, whether it’s a few miles or a few thousand miles away is different. They have a different culture and people and ways of dressing and eating.

 

What about Europe? Think for a moment….What do you think Europe is like?

 

And like what are some cool places to visit when you’re there? Today, Igor Travel’s Abroad will be about….

(DRUMROLL…)

 

Switzerland

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Ahh, the Alps and the Slopes and the Country Side houses! Just BeauTiFul!

Largest city Zürich
Official
languages
Demonym Swiss
Government Federal multi-party directorial republic with elements of direct democracy

 

Switzerland (German: Schweiz; French: Suisse; Italian: Svizzera; Romansh: Svizra), officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica. That’s why the abbreviation is CH), is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, the so-called Bundesstadt (“federal city”). The country is situated in Western and Central Europe, where it is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found. Among them are the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

Some famous places in Switzerland are Lake Geneva and the Alps. Many people go there for vacation, skiing, snowboarding and trying the local cheese and wine.

Here is a local Cafe, Vineyards and Lake Geneva from a video I took.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zdc4xv47v3js2df/IMG_0568.MOV

A wonderful place to stay during the Winter Season and containing some of the most beautiful slops, Grächen/St. Nikolaus is a place everyone should visit. Maybe on a honeymoon or Christmas break, the scenery and local ski city is to die for. It’s also a great place for family and kids.

http://youtu.be/BSadLCtG-oY?list=PLBF20FFA2A2AECDCF

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There’s nothing better than hitting the slopes at -25′

BRRRRR!

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See that mountain above my hand? That’s the Paramount Pictures Mountain featured in the beginning of all those movies!

After looking around on the Internet, I compiled a few cool places in Switzerland that look cool to visit, or people I know have visited.

For all you hikers, here are some beautiful Trails…

http://youtu.be/ZYSE6BTfamQ?list=PLBF20FFA2A2AECDCF

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/interests/hiking1/lavaux-vineyard-terraces-the-swiss-wine-route.html

Of Course, let’s not forget the traditional Swiss Cheese and Chocolate!

http://youtu.be/s3QeLykfXKs

How the cheese is made (really cool, short video!):

http://youtu.be/eQd5ymr-GwI

I hope you enjoyed the brief and quick post about Switzerland, home of cheese, chocolate, incredible ski slopes and a beautiful wine country. Maybe you might even make it a stop on your next trip to Europe with your family? Who knows?

Have a great day and Auf Wiedersehen.

Sincerely,

Igor

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Where did the time go?

The time in Germany has come to an end. Today is my last day….

This week was full of fun and emotional, but today will be really emotional.

That’s why I can’t sleep and am up 5:30 in the morning writing this. The trip is almost over. Almost.

How does time fly by so fast?

From leaving my parents, to Bad Laasphe Language Camp, to Host Family, to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years in the Alps. To the Mid-Year in Ahrweiler and Spring Break, making the end-of-year-seminar, in Berlin, conclude are meetings. Or my Uncle from California coming or taking a Europe tour by car with my Mom. All just flew by and now it’s time to come home. I will miss my friends dearly, I will cry today, I will and cannot comprehend how emotional this day will be. But I quickly planned another farewell party today and yeah, I can’t wait for that.

You know that feeling of leaving something you treasure or love? Comment down below and share your experience

To a great day,
Igor Bayluk