Home for the Holidays

  It’s quite fashionable to moan about the white Christmases of yore and how they don’t happen anymore, but I honestly can’t recall any. It’s not just that I cannot remember a snow-apocalypse type Christmas, I simply can’t say if there was snow, ever. This is probably partly due to the fact that I was…

Tutti Liberi Subito- Best of Travel 2015

Too much cheap bullshit has been blown into the bloodstream of the Internet about how you should be a traveler, and not a tourist, so much so that the original statement has lost much of its meaning. What does being a traveler imply, after all, besides some Instagram shots of the second most interesting thing…

Best of 2015- Cats

I was a cat fiend way before the domestic feline became the absolute ruler of the internet. I don’t know how it came to pass, but I just never liked dogs, albeit the first pet I recall was actually our mongrel Vuk (a dog named after a fox called wolf, what can I say), who…

Houses We Built

Anyone can take pictures these days, you don’t even need to subject yourself to the hassle of carrying a camera around: your phone is smarter than you and always readily available to fire away.   The problem is that, in the meantime, we have kind of forgotten how to actually look at things. And see…

The River of My Dreams

  I have those moments of great weakness (usually at the very end of summer, right after having returned from some sunny Mediterranean island) when I start waxing lyrical about how I love the sea, even in the tragic circumstance of having been born spectacularly far from any such body of water, and being, if…

Pocket Trippin’: Hunedoara Castle

The Városliget in Budapest harbours the rather intriguing architectural specimen of the Vajdahunyad castle, an end of the 19th Century fever dream combining elements of disparate historical buildings from diverse Hungarian inhabited lands.  While it’s not all bad in its entirety, it has always given me too much of a Frankenstein feeling to feel completely…

Flowers and kittens

  I was thinking it’s high time for a post of great importance and weight, touching on subjects totally relevant to our times and offering much food for thought.So here it is. Flowers and KITTENS.                                         …

My Own Private Sakura

Of course everybody’s got a camera these days, or at least a smart phone with one, so the Internet is aflood with yay-blossoms-blooming-trees-spring-is-here-yay shots.I have of course already admitted to being week minded enough to not resist a pretty flower, but these blooms are most special to me, because they come from my grandmother’s garden. …

So This Was Christmas

It started with Easter weather, but went on to become quite polar. The cats did not break the tree, hard as they tried, but the little one tested her first snow. The red star shone on, and I can still find a store or two that sells Christmas candles for dinosaurs like me. All in…

The Christmas Post

Crăciun Fericit! Boldog Karácsonyt! Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël Buon Natale! Hyvää joulua! Frohe Weihnachten! Feliz Navidad! God Jul! Срећан Божић! Bon Nadal!