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Hubskinator  ·  2399 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What have you done that was new to you recently?

Last year I started playing stringed instruments, guitar and eventually ukulele, not that receant I know but I fell in love. More receantly I travelled to Slovakia, my first time crossing the pond, a real culture shock but I'm enjoying the simplicity and I'm still here.

thenewgreen  ·  2398 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It sounds like a really exciting time for you. I too am a musician and play primarily stringed instruments. I too fell in love and have been playing for over 20 years. -That's crazy to write.

How do you like Slovakia thus far?

Hubskinator  ·  2398 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I am originally from California, about and hour outside LA without traffic. I'm staying in a small town in the northeast with my girlfriends family. We came out here to deal with things related to the death of her grandfather on her mothers side.

It has been like nothing I've ever experienced, having spent a month here, I've definitely acquired a new found appreciation for the simplicity of life that I have had the opportunity to observe as well as be a part of. Also the natural beauty of this place is for lack of a better word awesome. Finally I've had to shut my mouth and listen for the first time in a long time which is in itself a humbling experience.

Not to mention the food and beer is as good as it is cheap always a plus.

thenewgreen  ·  2394 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sorry to hear about your girlfriends grandfather. It sounds like you are in an interesting place and are truly experiencing "new" things. I hope you are able to make the most of it. Many people, myself included, get stuck in routines and never get a chance to experience new things on that scale. -I'm envious of that aspect of your situation, though I'm sorry it was death that brought it to you.

Enjoy that food and beer!