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 […]

A bit of New York in the movies.

  I love listening to jazz when I write, it takes me back to my travels, especially to New York City, as you know it’s one of my favourite places in the world. Ella Fitzgerald’s notes guide my fingers on the keypad & take me to a chocolatier in Soho called MarieBelle. Virginia’s been telling […]

The colour of Singapore

Singapore is a sovereign city-state formed by sixty three islands which became independent from Malaysia the 9th of august, 1965, only fifty four years ago. Many years ago I visited this island country very unknown to me; these days the image that represents the modern & wealthy Singapore is the Marina Bay Sands, a building […]

Visiting some museums in London

It’s raining in London, I know, it’s not a surprise. I am in a café writing when I meet Carol & Ricardo, two friends from Mexico whom I decide to go to a museum with. Making our way we get on the train to Saatchi Gallery, placed in a beautiful & grand building surrounded by […]

Ubud, yoguis & vegans paradise. Bali.

Time to go back to Bali, another option is to go to the Gili islands, but I’ve personally had so much sun & I fancy some forest. So we embark on the boat back to Sanur port & from there we head to Ubud, the paradise for yoguis & vegans. We stay at Manuaba Inn, […]