Tapas for lunch, flamenco for dinner
Madrid days started with traditional churros with hot chocolate and strong coffee (cortado) at Chocolaterías San Ginés, like a Madrileño, had sunshine & tapas for lunch, and ended with ‘tinto de verano’ drink, reminding me of the summer I thought was over, with flamenco guitar in the background.Continue reading “Tapas for lunch, flamenco for dinner”
It’s not just any city, it’s Paris
Paris is often on my mind. Luckily is a city I have come to photograph often and got to know so well in the last 10 years, and I still can’t believe while writing this. I feel is just the beginning.Continue reading “It’s not just any city, it’s Paris”
Walking in Rome
All the roads lead to Rome for a reason. Lately – more was less. The walks, architecture, history, the beauty and all the impressive food in between. This city has it all.
Rome you experience and then write home about.Continue reading “Walking in Rome”
How sensational when you wake up for the first time in a new country. Scotland was as I imagined it would be – friendly, with gloomy weather, in royal celebration. Edinburgh is beautiful, with elegant Georgian architecture.Continue reading “Exploring Edinburgh”
I think it doesn’t matter how often I have been to Hamburg, three or maybe more times, this is a city if you revisit, there is something new to explore and photograph. Days are getting longer and warmer, and I’ll take any excuse for a trip.Continue reading “Hamburg favorite”
The Belgian Coast & De Kusttram
Did you know that you can see from a tram in a day the entire Belgian coastline of the North Sea from the border with the Netherlands until reaching the dunes of sand near France? C’est posible!Continue reading “The Belgian Coast & De Kusttram”
Book review – My Invented Country
Chilean-American author Isabel Allende wrote with nostalgia and humor about her home country. A storyteller, she looked back at her life in Santiago. Reflected on her nomadic life, family, connection with Chile, and the country’s history.Continue reading “Book review – My Invented Country”
That special time of the year if you are a Berliner and movie enthusiast, as special as the extraordinary history of this city. To attend again last week the 73rd annual Berlin International Film Festival, for a 4th year in a row, was a great joy.Continue reading “Berlinale Special”
Athens. Travel report
Every trip is a story. When I say Athens I think of the ancient world, good food, the Acropolis, Greek mythology, modern Olympic Games, beginning of democracy and going on the footsteps of Greece philosophers.
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Writing is the geometry of the soul.Plato
Cluj. Transylvania short story
Regardless where I would travel and get to see in this big world, a few days in Romania seem like a therapy for the soul. My roots and cultural identity are in this corner of Europe. My last trip home was in the heart of Transylvania, in Cluj-Napoca, also known simply as Cluj until 1974 and still now, in everyday life.Continue reading “Cluj. Transylvania short story”
Book review – A year in Provence
A book like a vacation. The author Peter Mayle moved with his wife to the South of France, and wrote with humor about their first year in Provence. In his memoir, he enjoyed the French lifestyle and explored local events, all in a delicious mix of culture and cuisine. It had me at bon appétit.Continue reading “Book review – A year in Provence”
During winter time and January blues I started looking at pictures from two summers ago. Sunny italian memories and colorful unpublished photos from Rimini started awakening in my mind.Continue reading “Rimini viaggio”
2022 Wanderlust Diary
Memories, emotions and also less happy events from 2022 unfold in my mind. I browse through all to remember the sunset in Portugal, a reunion in Sweden, days in nature and time spend on a Greek island.
I traveled more than I expected. I remember spring days in Brussels and nights in Berlin. The midsummer light in Paris after work and the streets of Vienna before German classes.Continue reading “2022 Wanderlust Diary”
Before Christmas in Bucharest
This December in Bucharest, I went for a walk in the city center and came across spectacular Christmas decorations in two historical restored buildings. One new favorite sight was discovered by accident and the second one on purpose.
My first stop was the Marmorosch Hotel, monument building with a history of over 100 years. And at Mița Biciclista we can admire a restored house from the interwar period, back in vogue.Continue reading “Before Christmas in Bucharest”
Christmas Past – Bruxelles
Similar to Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, the spirit of Christmas pasts in Brussels visited me – from a time when I used to be in the holiday frame of mind, unlike this year. Although is never too late.
The markets in Brussels were festive and even magical, but most important, also gourmet. After all, Belgium is the country of chocolate, waffles, bier and fries.Continue reading “Christmas Past – Bruxelles”
Berlin Science Week
I started thinking at my life so far when I was in the Naturkunde Museum, during Berlin Science Week, while surrounded by children (and dinosaurs). Growing up, I did not had the opportunity to attend this type of events.
This November, Berlin Science Week was a 10 days international festival with innovative scientific organizations, a different type of travel experience, and most important, a reminder to stay curios and optimistic.Continue reading “Berlin Science Week”
Meteora – suspended in air
Even though many years have passed, I remember the morning we left for Meteora, the place that impressed me the most in Greece. Luckily I also took notes.
Meteora is a huge rocky complex located in the valley of Thessaly, not far from the Pindus mountains, with centuries old monasteries. Means suspended stones or suspended in the air. The unique landscapes left me speechless – an imposing rock formation, which seem to float.Continue reading “Meteora – suspended in air”
Kalimera. Kerkyra Journey
Greek islands and ancient mythology have always fascinated travelers. Corfu has rich history where many civilization left their mark. Where time seemed to move at a slower pace.
Grateful for the Greek food & good coffee, the Ionian Sea, and the melody of their language. What I got to see, hear, feel and live every day in Greece brought me a lot of appreciation.Continue reading “Kalimera. Kerkyra Journey”
Baroque splendor, Wiener melange as coffee of choice, Gustav Klimt and landmarks in golden Vienna around which I built some of my days. Plus hours with no plan when I just wandered the Viennese streets in a private emotional experience.Continue reading “Wiener Melange”