Saturday, 18 October 2014

21. Switzerland


One and only flip flop from Switzerland which I got from a swap. Switzerland is situated in Western and Central Europe. It is a country consisting of 26 cantons with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. This white cross is a part of national flag and this flower is called edelweiss and is treated as a national flower of Switzerland.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

20. Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg, Russia

First flip flop from Russia here. It's a gift from a friend who is studying Russian philology. Saint Petersburg is a second largest city in Russia. It is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. On this flip flop we can see one of the main sights of this city - the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood also known as Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

Friday, 6 December 2013

19. Corsica, France

Corsica, France

 Another beautiful metal flip flop. This time from Corsica. It is a gift from my best friend A. It was one of the first flip flop gift. Corsica is a  is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located west of Italy, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. We can see on this flip flop black head which is also situated on logo and flag of this island. It's la Tête de Maure (Moor's Head). That white bandana above his eyes symbolise the liberation of the Corsican people.

Friday, 8 November 2013

18. Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

First flip flop from Northern Europe. My friend K. which was my english teacher as well used to go to Denmark every holidays but she have never found a flip flop for me. She finally bought it after moving to this country. She lives in Copenhagen now. Copenhagen is is the capital of Denmark and its most populous city. Originally it was a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century. Nowadays is the cultural, economic and governmental centre of Denmark. The statue of the Little Mermaid is an icon of the city and a popular tourist attraction. city and I think that it would be a nice decoration for this flip flop but I like it anyway.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

17. Paris, France

Paris, France

I was in Paris 8 years ago but that time I wasn't collecting flip flops so I wasn't searching. This one I got 2 years ago from my friends from school. They were in Paris for a student exchange. When they came back, they told me that they hadn't anything for me but when I walked to the classroom I spotted this magnet on my desk. I'm really glad that I have flip flop from France, I really love this country and la langue française. I don't have to explain what we can see at this flip flop, everybody knows Eiffel Tower. This magnet starts new design of flip flops - metal magnets with flower. I already have three of this kind so I will show you.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

16. Batumi, Georgia

Batumi, Georgia

My first flip flop from Georgia and first double flip flop as well. I got it from friend of my parents. He has found it at the airport in Georgia. He has spotted him at the exhibition but the souvenir shop was closed because it was middle of the night. He was walking outside this shop, even security guard was interested why that man looked so desperate. And then, after 30 minutes of waiting, a girl from the shop has opened it and he could buy flip flop for me. It's one of the most original magnets on my fridge and only one from this country. Georgia is a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital of Georgia is Tbilisi but this flip flop cames from Batumi. It's a seaside city on the Black Sea coast,one of the main port cities of Georgia. The tower on this flip flop is called Piazza. It's the visiting-card of Batumi, local peoples and tourists favourite place of meeting. Batumi Piazza is a hotel which was built in 2009 in Old Batumi. Batumi's skyline has been transformed since 2007 with remarkable buildings and monuments of contemporary architecture.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

15. Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes, Greece

Greece again. This time I get flip flop from my best friend M, she gave me him in June. Rhodes is an Greek island located in the eastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes' nickname is 'The Island of the Knights'. Historically this island was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes (that gold monument on this flip flop) which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Colossus was a statue of the Greek Titan Helios destroyed during the earthquake of 226 BC. Nowadays modern bronze deer statues (also on flip flop) stand in Mandraki harbor, where the Colossus may have stood.

Friday, 18 October 2013

14. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

One more flip flop from Croatia. This comes from my friend K and it's magnet and a bottle opener as well. Dubrovnik is a Croatian city located on the Adriatic Sea in the region of Dalmatia. This seaport is one of the most popular tourist destination in the Mediterranean and have joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. On this flip flop we can admire the walled city. The Walls of Dubrovnik are series of defensive stone walls that have surrounded and protected the citizens in the Middle Ages.

Friday, 11 October 2013

13. Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

One of the most original flip flop I have. I got it from my best friend M. When I first time told him about my collection, he was like 'what?' but few days later, after his trip to Italy, he gave me this. Flip flop is unpainted but it gives the impression that he came from Roman Empire. On the left side we can see a part of Colosseum. On the right side we can see St.Peter's Square with St.Peter's Basilica which are located in Vatican City in fact.

Monday, 7 October 2013

12. Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris, Turkey

One more flip flop from Turkey but the first one from my friend P. Marmaris is a tourist resort on the Mediterranean coast, located in southwest Turkey, along the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera. It's a port town for lovers of cruise ships so it explains a presence of plenty of ships on this flip flop. This orange square on the left side may be an illustration of Marmaris Castle. It is believed that the Castle was first built by the Ionians and later on repaired during the era of the Alexander the Great. Nowadays is a place of museum.