South Korea 2013


Many thought my trip to South Korea was in the most stupid time I can possibly choose - Kim Jong Un just treated the western World with Total War, as his family have liked to do for years. However it turned out to be the best time - no tourists and great weather - with no real danger. Stepping on Korth Korea's land, or hitch-hiking from Seoraksan National Park to 300 km far Seoul with a Korean who cannot say a word in English were only a small part of it. My expectations from South Korea were so mediocre - but I couldn't be more wrong. It was a great trip!

About Me

Welcome everybody on my personal website. These pages have been made during my studies at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, which have taken place in Taipei from June 2010 till non-definite time now :)

It is my personal websites about university life and traveling. Everybody is welcome here, especially friends and people, who want to study at the NTUST or want to visit Taiwan, because during my stay here, the main idea of the page will be just about this wonderful country.

That's the first reason why all the page is in English, even so I am originally from the Czech Republic. The second is that there are people close to me (as my girlfriend), who are not actually Czech and they would not understand if it would be held in my language.

Who I am

My name is Tomas Zavadil, however many of you will know me under my internet nickname Sandro. This nickname has a long history, I started to use it in my 6th grade in the elementary school and the name is after one of the characters (heroes) from the game Heroes of Myth and Magic II. Even so I don't play this game anymore, this nickname somehow belongs to me, because quite a lot of people really call me like that (but I would prefer Tom).

As it has been mentioned before, I am right now an exchange student at the NTUST, Taiwan. In the Czech Republic I study at the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Department of Materials Science the fifth year (so according to Czech model of education, I have already bachelor degree).

My main interests are traveling (both for history and nature), science-fiction, fantasy and non-fiction literature, programming and also sports. I played basketball and floorball in past and nowadays I attend Ninjutsu (Taijutsu) in Prague - but I am really noob in it :) I think as everybody I like movies (Alien, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, The Last Samurai, Die Hard, Shrek, Ice Age ...), serials (Red Dwarf, Big Bang Theory) and music (Queen, Blink 182, Offspring, U2, Avril Lavigne, Michael Jackson ...).

I also like writing. That's the third reason why I decided to make this website :). The Iceland diary is right now stopped as I don't have any materials to do the work with (sorry guys, no space in my luggage). I am also writing a sci-fi story, however I highly doubt someone will ever read it :)

If I should tell you what doesn't interest me at all, the very first thing will be beer. I really hate it, so do not try to force me, I won't drink it. But it doesn't mean I don't drink alcohol :)

I think I am friendly and non-conflict person and I always try to deal with people as I want them to deal with me. On the other hand my opinions can be quite uncompromising and it can seem that I am a little stubborn :). The rest is up to you, you will find out by yourself :)