Psychology, sport management and hiking in the Pyrenees with Irina Rybalchenko

Five “floors” of the Pyrenean Mountains: from the foot to the top

Trekking, skiing, snowshoeing, or mountain climbing requires training – depending on the purpose. Mountain tours are unsafe and require knowledge – both theoretical and practical. This is what my blog is about today.

Theoretical training includes:

Examining a map of the area, choosing a route;
The ability to “read” the placement of hazardous areas;
Possibility to have information in …

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Psychology, sport management and hiking in the Pyrenees with Irina Rybalchenko

Motivation is a foundation consisting of external and internal causes

Motivation is a foundation consisting of external and internal causes. They determine our behavior – excite nervous structures and awaken interest, cause directional activity, give intensity to our actions and bring them to constancy. This is what my blog is about today.

Many scientific theories are devoted to the study of motivations. To better understand the …

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Psychology, sport management and hiking in the Pyrenees with Irina Rybalchenko

Chamois – a symbol of the Pyrenees: variations, habits and characteristics

Chamois is a graceful animal that is a symbol of the Pyrenees.

In nature, there are several species of chamois that are very similar to each other. Therefore, all of them are called a rupicapra (or rupicapra) from Latin “stone goat” (“chèvre des rochers”). This is a species of chamois of Asian origin. It appeared between …

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What to do today? Cultural events in Andorra with Clare Allcard

HAPPY EASTER 

PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 15th April – Sunday, 21st April, 2019

Bank Holidays:

Maundy Thursday afternoon, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.

Public Holidays: Good Friday and Easter Monday

EASTER CELEBRATIONS

(Unfortunately the Catholic Church’s website is under reconstruction but I have this information for the church of Sant Julià (in Catalan) C.A.

SANT JULIÀ DE LÒRIA CATHOLIC CHURCH:

GOOD FRIDAY. 9h …

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What to do today? Cultural events in Andorra with Clare Allcard

PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 8th April – Sunday, 14th April, 2019

PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 8th April – Sunday, 14th April, 2019

Wednesday, 10th April at 20h at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. Streamed from the Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli. Directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi and starring Anna Pirozzi (soprano), Dolora Zajick and Ketevan Kemoklidze (mezzos) Brian Jagde and …

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Castles, fortresses and temples of the Pyrenees and around with Mathew Kristes

The Castle Floresta: a Gothic architecture, converted into a residential palace in 1569

The Castle Floresta (cat. El Castell de la Floresta) is a castle in Floresta (Garrigues) declared a cultural asset of national interest.

It is a Gothic castle, converted into a residential palace in 1569. Together with the Espluga Calba Castle, they are the best preserved in Garrigues. Built on limestone rock, the facade is made entirely …

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The sound of music with Dmitry Tolkunov

Bishi: It all exists in the same universe

photo: Zuzanna Butkiewicz

Bishi is an innovative artist that works in the field of contemporary and multi-disciplinary art which covers and incorporates forms such as music, interactive visual technologies and performance. Without a doubt, she could be categorized as a bright and powerful example of a multi-cultural approach to creating art.

Coming from a family of …

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