The Buda Castle and a Danube river cruise. Budapest.

Today I am going to take you to the most typical places of this beautiful city, so I start by going up to the Bcastle of Buda (or Sissi) by funicular, it is like a return to the past. I only buy the one-way ticket, my intention is to walk all over the citadel and […]

Train to Szentendre. Hungary.

What a wonderful day we have this morning, we are going to Szentendre! or St. Andrew’s, a small and charming coastal village 20 km from Budapest, on the shore of Pest. There are two ways to get there if you don’t have a car, by train and by boat. We, my “lovely Hungarian family” and […]

The statues of Budapest

I walk and find them here and there, in the middle of the sidewalk, in a park, by the river. Budapest is a city full of curious statues. I encounter them, some are very pretty, I even have a favourite one. If you are thinking about the typical statue of a war hero, even though […]

My favourite unknown corners of Budapest.

I adore the city, the whole of it, but there are some places, maybe not that popular, that I fell in love with. The first one is very close to my home, the New York Cafe, a literary cafe frequently visited in the past by well known writers such as Sándor Márai. Since 1894 has […]

Buda and Pest

When I was a little girl, I read a book where Sissy loses her memory and recovers it thanks to the waltz “The Blue Danube” yes, that tribute of the grand river that crosses Europe and the city of Budapest. In 1873 the hilly side, Buda, and the flat one, Pest, united resulting in a […]

To Soller by train. Mallorca.

In the heart of the Serra de Alfabia amongst green clouds lighten up by a Mediterranean sun opens in front of us the valley of Soller. We arrive from the Buñola train station (you can also take the train in Palma station). It is a fascinating journey through time on an old wooden train born […]

Alaro. Majorca

I’d like to tell you about this pretty village of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, the first one of the list in alphabetic order, fact that converted it in the first one of the island to obtain electricity in 1901. Here it is its tower. An old Muslim hamlet called Oloron. Its documented history starts […]

Road trip from Sydney to Brisbane.

Helene & I head to Brisbane from Sydney, we’ll spend Christmas there, she with her family & I with my adopted Aussie family. The ride takes around ten hours so we decide to break it & stay half way. We leave early in the morning, the air smells of burnt, the smoke has reappeared, on […]

Back to my beloved Sydney

Here I am again, in my wonderful Sydney, in my grand bay, in my comfortable & light home of Helene’s, in front of that window I sit & write, in my place in the world, the place where I feel at home. But it is not all joy, Australia is burning & that saddens the […]

Crossing to Brooklyn

  This morning I went to the lower east side of Manhattan, to the Tenement or Immigration Museum. It is a building placed in Orchard Rd where they show us how immigrants, refugees & migrants used to live once they’d arrived to the city by boat since 1840 forward, till the building was left abandoned […]