Sunday, 6th April 2008
by Ivan Janko
Equipment: Nikon D50
MY first real travel expedition was in 1997 across Scandinavia. But the funny story is, that I have just a small automatic camera and couple of films. Next trip in 1998 to Spain and Portugal was very similar.
The change cam in 1999 when I found a father old Praktica camera from East Germany. I start make a slide's and just a try a discover how work the light! The real big change come in 2000 when I buy my very first real Nikon camera whit two good lens. All was just a start, because my first travel report in some magazine was printed in 2001, but nothing special. Next year 2002 I leave the Slovakia and move to London. Just for couple of mounts. Learn the English and save some money. After all I fly to New Zealand and that was great. Almost all year, not only travel - but I visit many amazing places. From land of kiwi bird I fly to Australia and make a trip from Sydney do Darwin.
In 2003 I come back to home and start the journalist career. The first jobs was in small local Bratislava newspaper Vecernik, but after short time I move to lifestyle magazine Markiza, where I start write a travel story's. After year I move to biggest publishing house 7 PLUS where I have a job like travel writer for lifestyle magazine Brejk. In 2006 start in our company the daily newspaper Plus 1 den, where I am from first minute.
Travel is my lifestyle and hobby - also the work. So I am lucky man. At this time I visit 66 countries around the world. But I hope, that this is still just start!