The neighbourhood with the European institutions in Brussels is a piece of Europe within Europe. Initially, I wanted to write about places to visit in Brussels and a small paragraph about the European institutions and the elections today, and in the end, the following piece turned out. It became o plea for being critical, optimist, base everything on facts. How my mind works while thinking … Continue reading Heart of Europe
Chocolate museums, chocolate fair, caffeine fix in Brussels and final thoughts. Conclusion. Balanced diet is having chocolate in both hands.
Time for more chocolate after part 1. If you travel to Brussels or live there and you like chocolate, you can call yourself lucky!
In this second part we will cover Royal chocolate, the rebel Pierre Marcolini and 3 Brussels based places, just for chocolate ‘connoisseurs’.
This story was written after my chocolate trail during my last month in a place I called home for almost 4 years.
Thus, it was my way of honoring Brussels, my adoptive city. Continue reading “From Brussels with chocolate. Part I”
Last week was the Holly week in the Orthodox church and it wad indeed a special one.
Now in Berlin lilac flowers and wisteria are everywhere. Lavender color and amazing smell. I admire them walking in neighborhoods and I hope to spot them every time I visit a flat. As a good purple sign. Continue reading “Purple Berlin”
Growing up I always projected my life and career as a clear path. Or as a ladder. Something linear, straight, filled with clichés. Now I see both as a painting – beautiful, bold, deep, lively, patterned, but also uneven, dark, broken, rough, changing.
Love is in the Bin. The most talked piece of art at the moment is in Baden-Württemberg and other ART stories. Third and final part of stuttgART series
When in chaos, create your Symmetry. My thoughts in the city of Ludwigsburg exactly, where I visited the castle and the fashion museum inside. Continue reading “stuttgART- Symmetry & Fashion”
Today, during my first days living in Berlin, I start a series writing about ART in Stuttgart. I attended one impressive piece of art in February, but it stays with me still, daily.
2019. V-day in Stuttgart. V from Violence. Continue reading “stuttgART & V-day”
The name of this castle in Stuttgart West is a strange metaphor of how I felt here sometimes. Continue reading “Solitude Castle”
You probably did not expect this, but Stuttgart is a city with many hills and with 400 to 600 staircases called “Stäffele” in the lovely local dialect.
The city is part of a wine growing region, so in the past the staircases served as access to the vineyards. Continue reading “Viewpoints, wine & romance”
Eat your way through Stuttgart. I made the plan for a weekend when one has more time to explore the food scene and I wrote my weekend rituals so I can remember them. I write a lot for myself so I don’t forget.
A place that both feels like home and somewhere foreign Continue reading “Stuttgart”
My though exactly while crossing the River Duoro on Dom Luis I bridge in Porto.
Is advised to always look ahead, literally and in life. When you are on this particular bridge, look also down. The view might surprise you. Continue reading “There is something about Portugal”
From Harry Potter to sweet pastel de nata and the salty Atlantic Ocean – my top 4 recommendations for what to do, see or eat in Porto, the favorite parts that made my journey special. Oporto, the second largest city of Portugal is a true gem. Continue reading “Porto, sweet & salty”
Perfect location for amazing day trips: Sintra for castles and Cascais for the Atlantic Ocean.
Sintra is about a 40-minute train ride away. You can catch your train from Rossio train station, which is located in central Lisbon. On the way back, I stopped at the beautiful Oriente train station mentioned in my previous article.
When you go to a new city, you travel also in time. In Lisbon, you feel you travel back in the Age of Discoveries.
This is what I felt in my trip to the neighbourhood Belém of Lisbon, packed with monuments and places to see. There you can visit Jeronimos Monastry, one of the most visited landmark in Lisbon.