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Bryndzové halušky, Slovak national dish

a letter

Travels in Europe

Hello Europe, my old friend,

You've been my stomping ground for the first 27 years. No matter where life takes me, I always find myself drawn back to you.

You're a gem – beautiful, bright, and brimming with history. Your ancient castles and mighty mountains stand tall, your villages exude charm, and your cities are effortlessly stylish. You have stunning beaches, amazing food, and delightful traditions.

You taught me to appreciate the sweetness of a tree-ripened pear and the thrill of hunting for mushrooms in the forest, the importance of family ties, and a hug from a friend.

You made me resourceful and hungry for knowledge. And your bread is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best in the whole wide world.

Thank you for being my home, my inspiration, and my teacher.




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