Bonn, Germany.

I have visited this small German city on several occasions, the first time when the Christmas markets filled its squares, I had never been to any German Christmas market before and I was dazzled like a child on Twelfth Night. On the Münsterplatz (Cathedral Square) stands the imposing statue of Beethoven, in front of the […]

Madrid, Spain

Here I am, in the capital, I’m going to be a tourist. I stay in a very central hostel where they treat me wonderfully. I just passed the covid, I know that it is not fashionable (says my friend Marco) but it has left my immune system very weak, and the saying “Madrid kills me” […]

Valldemossa, Foradada lookout. Majorca.

When they ask me what´s in Mallorca, or what I must see, my answer always is: you cannot miss these three villages: Valldemossa, Deià and Sóller (which I already told you about) Of course Palma is a pleasure and divine, but there are also some magical places, so I recommend you to rent a car, […]

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 […]