Exploring the living old parts of Rome

One of the things I like the most in any European city is simply the streets. Not that you can find any sort of pattern, mind me. But I like that these streets were not built for cars. I adore how intrinsicate, narrow, wavy or even steep they can be. I love the way buildings … Continue reading Exploring the living old parts of Rome

Castles up north – Eilean Castle

The most beautiful thing about castles isn't normally its architecture, the interiors or its details. Castles are usually built in strategic points and their primary goal was typical defense. So what is that makes it so exciting to visit castles, that goes beyond historical significance? There must be a lot of different opinions out there … Continue reading Castles up north – Eilean Castle

Castles up north – the Urquhart

Last August I went once again up to Scotland and "raided" a few castles. One can't really get enough of looking at once was place of royals and yet feel slightly disgusted when pondering on how others could have so much. However, I imagine the contrast in these places couldn't be too pronounced. Castles (or … Continue reading Castles up north – the Urquhart

Berlengas, that place humans couldn’t conquer

A few weeks ago I decided to surprise my mum with a visit. I hadn't been home since Christmas, and to be fair I was in need of some rest and vitamin D. Probably I could have gotten more rest - I had still to do some work remotely. But let's face it - having … Continue reading Berlengas, that place humans couldn’t conquer

The Vatican Museums – a tale of an absolute nightmare

I am so outraged by my experience in the Vatican Museums that I cannot even start by writing a lovely post about how wonderful Rome is. This is one of those situations when it's hard to disassociate one bad moment of the trip from the experience the trip as a whole actually was. So I … Continue reading The Vatican Museums – a tale of an absolute nightmare

becoming a roller coaster person

It was four years ago when I stepped in Disneyland for the first time. It had been a lifelong dream. I grew up with Disney, was educated by its movies, its storytelling, its songs. For the good and for the bad. Disney told me I should never give up on my dreams, while at the … Continue reading becoming a roller coaster person

Talks about diversity & inclusion in Amsterdam

Damn grey 'Dam I haven't been doing much in my life aside from working, working and working. March has started already. It's a weird feeling. In a way, it seems like it has come so fast, in another perspective there is so much I am looking forward to that still seems so far away. And … Continue reading Talks about diversity & inclusion in Amsterdam

A 2nd time in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

This time it was cold. The forecast was -15 Celsius degrees for one of the days. On the plane I could see the mountains covered in white, and when landing little pieces of cloud or falling on us.  I had been in Sarajevo before and was not impressed. This was yet another work trip. And … Continue reading A 2nd time in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina