A bit of summer strikes Slovakia these days. At the point I was able to take a sunbath, I realized it’s already 2 months since I’ve visited Oostende. The only common denominator of these two situations was the amount of sunshine.

I have never been to the North sea before, so I really appreciated sunny weather forecast, which didn’t really change.The temperatures were more than pretty mild. At least 17 degrees and the trains were fully occupied. In about an hour I was comfortably brought forward to the seaside.

No matter the cloudless sky and a lot of sunshine – the air was so cold it was hard not to cry.

The chilly wind was so heavy I couldn’t make it right straight through the sand to touch the sea!

After observing seavaves and breathing in the precious sea scent, I went on little walk through the city and promenade. Oostende has about 40 000 inhabitants, which is approximately as big as my hometown. As an inland inhabitant, right from the central Europe – cities by the sea are truly different in it’s core. There’s certain esprit that every town has, because of it’s history and structure- which is shaped by the sea. The key factor I’ve never experienced as a part of day-to-day living – on the other hand great motivation. Hope I’ll make it one day!

See the throwback photos.

 

Into the sun
Into the sun (no filter)

 

Carnival in the streets. Alice in Wonderland style.
Carnival in the streets. Alice in Wonderland style.

 

 

Nothing better than fresh seafood
Nothing better than fresh seafood

 

 

Colors,colors.
Colors,colors.

 

Yum.
Yum.

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Patterns
Patterns

 

Ready to fly
Ready to fly

 

 

Seagulls were so impertinent!
Seagulls were so impertinent!

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Bicycles everywhere
Bicycles everywhere

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