Hello everybody! Less than a week until Christmas and the holidays ! Are you all getting ready?

We still have another match before I head home to Slovenia for the holidays and for the national team. I didn’t play the match against Montelimar yesterday because I had an injection for my knee on Friday and so I had a few days to rest up. But I’m back full force on Wednesday against Chambery!

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Today, I wanted to show you this great company that makes amazing backpacks (if anyone is still on the hunt for some last minute Christmas gifts). As you know, we travel quite a lot with MHB for matches and some of the trips like the one to Russia or Skopje can get very long.

I bring quite a few electronics with me on every trip and so I need a good and functional backpack that can manage everything I bring. I like everything in my bag to be very structured and that’s why I like the Shrine Co. bags so much. They have a lot of compartments, they are spacious, and are really made with the modern traveler in mind. A place for the iPad, headphones, watch, sneakers, laptop, even keys ! And I love it.

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They have a big range of products, from backpacks, to duffel bags to suitcases and they all have a common concept of being tech savvy and well designed.

I got this sneaker backpack with a translucent black from them and have been really impressed with the quality, the design and the overall functionality. It’s perfect for my travels and I can take absolutely everything I need with me and still have space left.

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They’ve also recently introduced the padded camera insert, which is perfect for me because I would like to take my camera with on some trips as well but since have a special backpack for it because the lenses need extra protection, I usually don’t because then I’d have to carry two bags. With the padded camera insert, I can just add it into my my Shrine backpack and my camera is protected the way it should be and I don’t need two bags anymore. Works out great.

Such an excellent product, perfect for the constant traveler!

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My Day OFF

13 Dec 2016 0 Comments
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Hello everyone!

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 Did you have a good Monday? Mine was OK in some ways because we had a day off and some time to relax and recover but in another way it wasn’t that good because we had a very tough loss on Sunday.

We played against Saint Raphael and it wasn’t the best match. As I mentioned in my last post, we have a lot of injured players and it’s something that was very present during the match on Sunday. We didn’t score enough from the distance and it’s what contributed to the loss in the end. It was a quarterfinal match for the French league cup and this means, unfortunately, that we’re out of the final four.

It’s a hard loss to swallow for sure but we need to keep our focus and be ready for the next match against Nantes on Thursday. It’s an important game and we need to finish the first part of the season strong.

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I took yesterday though, to spend some time with my family. We’ve been traveling a lot so a rest day was very needed. I helped Masa wrap some Christmas presents, which means I wrapped them myself LOL (if you saw the presents she wraps you would understand). Then I relaxed a little bit before going to school to pick up Lara. After we played at home, had some dinner together and then we watched a movie!

Any good movie suggestions? Masa is forcing me to watch all the Christmas movies ever made and I can’t take it anymore.

I’ve also been watching the Narcos while traveling and I really like it! Does anyone else watch it? Do you like it?

Have a great  week!  

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Hello again!

I wrote this post from the train as we were heading back to Montpellier from Sélestat, a small town in the Alsace region.

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Even though we have quite a few injured players right now, we played really well and left nothing to chance. This game was the last one before Sunday’s French Cup’s game against Saint Raphael.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to share a few moments from out trip to Russia last week. The trip itself was really long, as we took the bus from Montpellier to Lyon, spent the night there and then travelled the next day from Lyon to Munich and finally Moscow.

In the past the matches were played in Moscow and the club was called CSK Moscow. The club then changed to Chekhovski Medvedi and moved to the town called Chekhov, which is still within the Moscow region but is about 60 km out of the city.

I can tell you this much, in my opinion Moscow is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world with amazing architecture. However, Chekhov is quite different; it’s a small town that doesn’t have the infrastructure or the lifestyle of Moscow. The centralization to Moscow is very apparent.

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A short walk on the streets of Chekhov, where there was about -3°C during the day and -13°C during the night, was quite a change from Montpellier haha. There are also a lot of monuments reminding you of the era of the Second World War and Russia’s victory over the German forces.

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After our match we immediately left for the airport again, which is also located about 60km out of Moscow. Some of my teammates and I decided to check out the city’s Red Square while we waited for our flight. We called an Uber, that charged us a total of 13€ in one direction and the ride lasted about 42 minutes, which is practically nothing compared to how expensive it is in France. If you’re visiting Moscow, I would highly recommend you go the similar route and order an Uber, as the taxi drivers are a lot more expensive and can really overcharge you.

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After checking out the Red Square we went to a really nice bar and restaurant called Mandarin Combustible, which had really great drinks and was only about a 5-10 minute walk from the Red Square. The Red Square as you can see is amazing!

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Mandarin Combustible Moscow

Masa and I are planning on taking a trip to Moscow this summer hopefully and I’m excited to visit more of the city. It’s hard sometimes to be a tourist on trips because we usually just come in for the match and leave again so I was very happy that we were able to take some time for visit, even if it was very short!

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