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

A few shots of the most northern city of the UK

Bla bla bla, I love Scotland, bla bla bla, if you've been following this blog, you already know that. I used Inverness as my base to explore Skye and some castles around up there in the highlands. There isn't really much to do in Inverness - it's a small town, a small place, where visitors … Continue reading A few shots of the most northern city of the UK

A short and hot visit to Mérida, México

When I arrived to Mérida I thought I wouldn't go passed the bus station. The city was flooded. Heavy and sudden rains had transformed the streets and the roads in rivers. And while my bus drove through the waters, I could only think about my backpack stored in the luggage compartment and pray that the … Continue reading A short and hot visit to Mérida, México

The spiritual experience of Palenque

Surrounded and literally digged out of the jungle of Chiapas, the ruins of Palenque are certainly an obligatory stop for any archaeological geek - it was one the most fantastic places I visited in Mexico and just think about the fact that it is estimated than only 10% of this ancient city has been "recovered". … Continue reading The spiritual experience of Palenque

Indigenous culture lives on in San Cristobal de las Casas

I felt like an happy kid would feel if he or she discovered santa claus is actually real, when I learned Mayan culture isn't extinguished and lives on in small communities where families pass their traditions, their craftsmanship, their knowledge, their rituals and their language. And there were two very interesting people who took on … Continue reading Indigenous culture lives on in San Cristobal de las Casas