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When I went to Austria this past Christmas and New Year I had been secretly hoping for snow. A contradiction as I’m known for not being a winter person. I really don’t like the cold and darkness that winter brings and at different points in my life snow was more a liability than a pleasure. […]
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I cannot believe it has been three years already! When I started this adventure I didn’t know what to expect. Where would this lead me? I remember I was nervous and excited at the same time. When I pressed that button on WordPress and published that first post, it changed my life. It made me […]
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Basta! Basta! Enough! Enough! She said. I looked and I saw an elegant old lady holding a wooden cane in her right hand. You could see she was upset, her husband tried to reason with her but she wouldn’t hear it! Then her phone rang, she answered with an irritated voice, pronto? Hello? Ah Antonella! […]
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As I sit on this beach, at the shore of a sea which has taken us Portuguese, to discover distant lands, I can’t help thinking about lost friends and where I’m heading. What does the future hold, on which shores will I be sitting next. This sea has magical properties, its salt cures everything, even […]
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It is official! The sunny, bright and warm days of summer have slowly faded away. No more sunbathing, wearing light dresses, sandals, picnics on the grass! Here come the warmer clothes, the raincoats and umbrellas. And above all the gloominess! For the last two days that is all we’ve had in Vienna. Grayness greets you […]
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“The whole world is still an open book for me. I’m fascinated by people and cultures, and how each culture relates to their rituals, to their family, to their land” Erika Larsen, National Geographic Photographer This quote sums up why I travel. Why I keep going and why I am always impatient to leave and […]
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Throughout the ages Budapest has witnessed the arrival and departure of many. Celts, Romans and Hungarians (who arrived in the 9th century) established their home in Budapest, still not a united city then. After the Mongols left a wake of destruction in their passing, the city prospered becoming a center for Renaissance Humanist culture in […]
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